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​Our Vision: We want to get closer to God through prayer, to serve people

in our community in new ways and to grow more in faith and membership.

Harvest time at St. John's and St. Peter's.

A big thank you to everyone who helped decorate both our buildings for the harvest festivals this month. A collection for the food banks was organized by both schools and some of the produce collected features here.

Please note that our Parish is now in vacancy until 12th December and please contact the Church Wardens for any enquiries using the website 'contact us' page. Thank you.

(c) Lydia Aizlewood 2020

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​​We are now contactless!

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After the service please contact either of the warden's (Peter or John) who will be happy to take your donation/payment in a simple and effective manner. 

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Announcement of New part time Priest-in-Charge 

10th October 2021

We are extremely pleased to announce that the new part time Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of St. John’s Read and St. Peter’s Simonstone is the Revd Susan Ball.

Susan is married to Ian, they have grown up children and joins us from St. Mary’s Droylsden, Greater Manchester. She brings to us a wealth of experience with a career in teaching as well as recent experiences of many aspects of church life that will help us in our mission for our parish.

Revd. Susan Ball will be licensed on Sunday 12th December at 6 p.m.  at St. John’s Church in Read by the Bishop of Burnley, The Right Reverend Philip North.

In the meantime, please join us as we very much look forward to welcoming Susan into our parish and pray that she and her family will have a long, happy and fulfilling ministry in Read and Simonstone.

John Aizlewood
Peter Collinge

Did you know that it costs £238 per day to run our parish? Your support for our ministry via your donations would be greatly appreciated.

St. John's Read & St. Peter's Simonstone