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New floodlighting provided by Preston City Council


Bishop Geoff opening the Mission after the refurbishment


Messy Church - David & Goliath - 22 October 2016


Messy Church - David & Goliath - 22 October 2016


Messy Church - David & Goliath - 22 October 2016


Messy Church - David & Goliath - 22 October 2016


Delivering harvest gifts to the foodbank - 3 October 2016


Bob & Nina Woodfield celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary - 1 October 2016


St Matthew's School Harvest Festival - 29 Sept 2016


St Matthew's School Harvest Festival - 29 Sept 2016


St Matthew's School Harvest Festival - 29 Sept 2016


St Matthew's School Harvest Festival - 29 Sept 2016


St Matthew's School Harvest Festival - 29 Sept 2016


St Matthew's School Harvest Festival - 29 Sept 2016


Celebration on Flag Market with Archbishop of York - 11 Sept 2016


Celebration on Flag Market with Archbishop of York - 11 Sept 2016


Fun Day at St Matthew - 10 Sept 2016


Fun Day at St Matthew - 10 Sept 2016


Fun Day at St Matthew - 10 Sept 2016


Fun Day at St Matthew - 10 Sept 2016


Lancashire 'Neet' at St James - 9 Sept 2016


School Assembly with Bishop Christine from Newcastle - 9 Sept 2016


School Assembly with Bishop Christine from Newcastle - 9 Sept 2016


School Assembly with Bishop Christine from Newcastle - 9 Sept 2016


School Assembly with Bishop Christine from Newcastle - 9 Sept 2016


Tea party at St James to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday


Tea party at St James to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday


Baptism of the Imafidon family at St James


Baptism of the Imafidon family at St James


Baptism of Phoebe Adams at St Matthew


Bishop's visitation - 10 May 2016


Bishop's visitation - 10 May 2016


Bishop's visitation - 10 May 2016


New windows in St Matthew's Mission


St Matthew's Mission Work Club


Children from an Islamic School visiting St James


Frenchwood and Avenham Residents Association presenting St James with a cheque for 1300 for our work in the local community


Messy Church


Messy Church


Messy Easter


Messy Church


Messy Church


Messy Church


Messy Church


Messy Church


The new cross at St James


Youth Cafe outing


Coffee morning at St James


Janet being presented with her long service award in children's work


New Kitchen at St Matthew's Mission


St Matthew's Holiday Club


Heather Clayton's commissioning by Bishop Geoff


St Augustine's reunion service at St James


Kamran's ordination at Blackburn Cathedral


St James Garden


St Matthew's School Prayer Week


St Matthew's School Prayer Week


Elsie's 90th birthday party


Youth Cafe


St James Coffee Morning


School Entrance Display Board


Bishop's visit - St Matthew's School children presenting the story of Saul's conversion


Bishop's visit - Nina Woodfield talking about her life


Bishop Julian preaching at St Matthew


The musicians at the Bishop's visit


Bishop Julian with his wife Heather at the Bring and Share lunch


Bring and share lunch following the service with Bishop Julian

The Parish of The Risen Lord is a large area of south-east Preston with three places of worship: St Matthew's Church, St James Church and St Matthew's Mission on Acregate Lane, often referred to as "Acregate". (see map). The parish has a population of about 17,000. It was created in 1996 from the parishes of St James, St Mary and St Matthew.

The area was a typical cotton mill area with a number of thriving mills, all now long gone. The area is inner city and urban, mainly terraced housing, with some high-rise flats, with industrial areas and many small businesses. It is a multi-cultural area with a high percentage of people have ethnic origins other than english, including many from the Indian sub-continent, as well as Afro-Caribbeans and Eastern Europeans. The parish has two former council estates. The parish has many of the problems of the typical inner-city.


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During the Vacancy, please contact either the Curate, Kamran Bhatti, or the Church Warden for St Matthew, Bob Woodfield, or the Church Warden for St James, Dot Parker.

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