A very warm welcome to you from St Peter’s Church Darwen.  We are an Anglican Church in the Diocese of Blackburn, England.

Our regular services are 9.00 and 10.30 on Sunday, and 10.00 on Wednesday. Services

Easter Services

29 March ~ 5 April

Palm Sunday ~9.00am & 10.30am Eucharist & dramatic reading of the Gospel

Monday & Tuesday -7.00pm – Eucharist and short address

Wednesday -10.00am – Eucharist & short address

Maundy Thursday

7.00pm – Eucharist, Stripping of the Altars and Vigil.

Good Friday

10.00am – Stations at the Cross

12-2.00pm- Church open for prayer at the foot of the Cross

2.00pm – 3.00pm Last hour at the cross

Easter Eve– 8.00pm – Easter Eve Vigil

Easter Day

 Bring a flower to place in the cross for this special day.

9.00am – Eucharist

10.30am –Eucharist

12.30pm – Service of Holy Baptism


This Week (beginning 29/3/15)

Palm Sunday – to walk with the Christians of Darwen to the Tower with a short service before and at the end. Meeting at the Green at 2.30pm. The scouts will carry the cross on our behalf.


7.00pm – Eucharist and Address

7.30pm – APCM here at church. All welcome.


There will be no Parent and toddler group until 14th April.

1.00pm – Funeral of Don Heatlie-Jackson here in church.

6.45pm – Bell ringers meet for their weekly practice – all welcome.

7.00pm – Eucharist and Address

7.15pm – Choir Practice


10.00am – Eucharist and Address followed by coffee.

12.00nonn – Lunch Club. All welcome.


10am – 12noon – Good Companions, Craft Group in the Parish Centre

7.00pm – Eucharist and stripping of the altars and Vigil

Good Friday

10.00am – Stations of the Cross

12.00pm – 2pm – At the foot of the cross.

2pm – Last hour at the cross.

Saturday - 10.00am – 11.00am Vestry Hour, Church will be open for refreshments and also an opportunity to discuss and book Baptisms and Weddings

10.00am – Flower Ladies in to arrange the Easter Flowers. Please collect your new rota from the parish centre.

8.00pm – Easter Eve Service

Easter Day

Easter Morning day-break worship will take place at 6.30am at the cross on the moors. If anyone wishes to walk up to cross with us, meet at 6.00 am at Bold Venture Park Scout Hut. I am sure that refreshments will be available on our return!

9.00am & 10.30am – Eucharist – “Bring a Flower”

12.30pm – Service of Holy Baptism


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The Collect for today

Almighty and everlasting God,
who in your tender love towards the human race
      sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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