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Sunday 17th July 2022 | Parish Communion with Sunday School – What happens when we Worship?

On Sunday we continue with our Sermon Series – More than a song, Coming back to the heart of worship.

This week our Bible reading will be Psalm 146 – with a the sermon titled What happens when we worship?”

Live stream for our service will be available via this link –


New Wine – Next week some of the leaders will be away at New Wine Christian Camp. We hoped this would be more of a wider church event – but this booking was made in Autumn 2019 – and each summer it has been postponed!  Please pray for a time of good refreshment and spiritual input.  5 or 6 other churches in Bradford are also attending.  As well our Area Dean and the new Dean of the Cathedral.

Last time we went to New Wine!

Former Vicar of St Philip’s – Rev Anthony Greenhill

We are writing with great sadness to share that Rev Anthony David Greenhill, ‘Ant’, died on 5th July 2022, aged 83 years old.

We will be celebrating Anthony’s life with a service at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Bamfurlong, Wigan on Thursday 21st July at 2pm.

There will be time to gather over tea, coffee, cake and sandwiches and share our memories of him in the adjacent church hall immediately after the service. There will be a brief committal for immediate family at the crematorium.

Anthony was a warm, kind, playful and patient father and husband and his memory will be treasured by his wife of 49 years, Pat, children, Beth and David, and his three grandchildren Lucas (5), Eva (3) and Jamie (7 months). Anthony also leaves behind him his two younger brothers, Richard and Chris, and his nieces and nephews, all of whom he was extremely fond. He will finally be reunited with his beloved sister, Sue, and has asked for his ashes to be scattered alongside hers on the Quantock hills in Somerset.

We are asking that any donations in lieu of flowers are made to Greatwood Christian Camp which was hugely important to Dad and which he attended from 1957 – 2021

All welcome. Please wear brightly coloured clothes to celebrate Anthony’s life.


Details : Church of the Good Shepherd, 112 Lily Lane, Bamfurlong, Abram, Wigan WN2 5JT

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