We kept the church open as long as we could, but as directed on Monday 23rd March the building is now locked for the duration of the pandemic. This also applies to St Mark’s at Nether Kellet.

All planned activities are therefore cancelled, including all church services, Messy Church, Men’s Breakfast, The First Tuesday Hub meetings and the Quiet Day at Hyning planned for June 18th.

Weddings and Christening are also included in the ban on church services. For details of arrangements for funerals, please discuss this with your funeral director, who will have the latest information.

We have not been able to produce The Messenger magazine in the normal way, because of the difficulties that printing and distributing would bring, so we have moved the April edition to our website here, which we will keep as up to date as possible during throughout this constantly changing situation.

For people who would like a simple morning service to use at home, or over the phone with other people, we have included an order of service and some prayers on the website. You may also wish to follow the daily readings, which will be updated each month. You can find the order of service by clicking here :

As part of our village community, we are working with Neighbourhood Watch to ensure that everyone who needs any kind of help knows who to contact. Our Neighbourhood Watch Regional co-ordinators are :

Andy Williams : tel 07866 260728

Adeline Bourret: tel 07521 246591

 email :

Anyone who feels they need to speak to the Vicar for any reason can ring Revd Nancy Goodrich on 01524 823106, or email

We will also keep people up to date through our Facebook page

The Parish of Bolton le Sands In Lancashire.

 The Church of England has produced an App called ‘Daily Prayer. If you go to your usual App Store and type in Church of England, you should see this logo or click HERE

In this you can find morning, evening and night prayer, with readings for the day. It is what is used daily across the whole Church of England.