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Summer Fayre

I don't know whether it was because it took place earlier than usual or because we called it a Spring Fair but lo, the sun shone and we decided to set up on the lawn. We had a super day. There were lots of games for the children, a beer tent and cafe for the grown ups, and hot dogs and beefburgers for all. It was an ideal day to buy a few books from the Book stall, spend a pound or two on the various Tombolas and Raffles, stock up with a cake or three for tea and relax in the sunshine to watch the Karate display. Philip entertained us throughout the afternoon and it was an opportunity to get to know the locals who popped in to enjoy the fun. The highlight of the afternoon was the Silly Olymp

Pilgrimage to Ladywell

Our team of servers from Saint Stephen’s headed the long procession of pilgrims who came from Blackburn, Manchester and Chester Dioceses to join Bishop Philip on the journey to the Shrine. The procession set off from the lovely church of St. Mary, Fernyhalgh and wended its way along the pretty country lane the quarter of a mile to the Shrine. Bishop Philip said the Rosary as we all walked slowly along. The wooden statue of Our Lady, surrounded by pink and white flowers, was carried shoulder high in the midst of the pilgrims. On arrival at the Shrine we took our seats for the Mass in the attractive garden, which was eventually packed with pilgrims all anxious to listen to the Bishop's address

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St Stephen on the Cliffs, Holmfield Road, Blackpool, FY2 9RB

An Anglican church in the Diocese of Blackburn

 

St Stephen on the Cliffs PCC Reg Charity No 1131959

Friends of St Stephens Reg Charity No 1120454

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