There is new guidance in place and we are now asked to monitor attendance (or your ‘intention’ to attend church) for school admission purposes. Sadly, we can't fit everyone into our churches at the moment, St Thomas' Church is still closed and we have less services than normal. We also know some of you have concerns about coming back to church. So, we are not monitoring attendance or ‘intention’ using the usual signing in methods. Instead, if you come to church or would ‘intend’ to come if it wasn’t for COVID-19 restrictions or concerns, please email us each week on the following dedicated email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please give both your name / your child or children’s names and the church you would usually attend. Please do NOT use any other email address to register church attendance as these will not be included.
If, when restrictions ease, we decide on another method of recording church attendance, we will publish details of the new process.
Thank you, Carol & Angela.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Revd Dr Malcolm Jamieson Wearing as Self Supporting Minister Associate Curate in the Blackrod, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton and Wingates Team Ministry. Malcolm is currently OLM Associate Curate at Farnworth, Kearsley and Stoneclough. The date of his institution will be Thursday 7th Jan 2021 at St James' Daisy Hill.
Malcolm will be known as Associate Priest in the Team. His main focus of ministry will be at St James' Daisy Hill.
Malcolm is a Chartered Civil Engineer, and in his secular work runs a small consultancy business in Farnworth. He is married to Katie and they have a son Tom, who is at University in York. They live in Over Hulton. Malcolm is looking forward to the new challenges that will come with the move from OLM ministry to a ministry with shared incumbent responsibility for a church, and believes God is calling him to work with the enthusiastic team in Daisy Hill and with colleagues in the wider team of churches.
From the Rector
Welcome to the website for the parish of Westhoughton - one of the four parishes that make up the Blackrod, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton and Wingates Team Ministry. We are a Church of England parish with congregations meeting for worship in the parish church (St Bartholomew's) and in two of our church schools (St George's and St Thomas's).
I can assure you of a warm welcome at any of our services and hope that you find the information shown here helpful.
If you would like to access our on-line church services, please email Carol, our Team Rector, and she will gladly send you the links.