Our Purpose

With the United Reformed Church (URC)

  • we claim to be God’s people
  • transformed by the Gospel
  • making a difference for Christ’s sake.

We aim to make a difference for:

  • members of our congregation
  • the community around the church, and
  • people around the world.

This is a Fairtrade churchand we have a Fairtrade stall on the first Sunday of the month

and at public events such as the annual Carnival.

We regularly support  Christian Aid           and the Commitment for Life Jamaica project and UNICEF’s MITE scheme 

Locally, we regularly support the East Lancashire HospiceNightsafe  (a local charity supporting homeless young people), the Blackburn Foodbank, and those helping asylum seekers and refugees.

Following a special cafe-style service in January 2012, over £170 was donated to Christians Against Poverty.

The Christmas Day collection of £179 was donated to Nightsafe.  A recent Quiz Night raised £150 for the URC’s Commitment for Life project in Jamaica.  During Lent the church participated in Water Aid’s ‘Jars for Change’ project and raised £410.