Parish centre

Main HallThe parish community centre was fully refurbished in 2004 at a cost of £310,000 (with the financial assistance of the National Lottery) and provides excellent facilities for the church and the local groups that use it. There are two modern heated halls served by a large central kitchen (with serving hatches to the halls) and two new toilet blocks. Both halls are utilised every day; if you require information on any of the activities that take place please contact the relevant group leader. (Contact information can be found by clicking on the relevant link)

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Activities

Sunday 10.30 a.m. Sunday School and Creche
  8.00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous
     
Monday 9.00 a.m. Healthy Living
  2.00 p.m. Keep Fit
     
Tuesday 9.45 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. Mothers and Toddlers
  7.30 p.m. Mothers' Union (1st and 3rd Tuesday)
  7.30 p.m. Line Dancing
     
Wednesday 9.00 a.m. Dog Training
  1.00 p.m. Social Sequence Dancing
  7.45 p.m. Keep Fit
     
Thursday 9.00 a.m. Healthy Living
  1.00 p.m. Parish Lunch
  2.00 p.m. Senior Citizens Welcome Club
  8.00 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous
     
Friday 10.00 a.m. Keep Fit (Ladies)
  1.30 p.m. Craft and Social Afternoon
  7.00 p.m. Blackpool Jubilee Stroke Association
     
Saturday 6.00 p.m. Soup Kitchen

Contacts and information

Sunday School & Creche

The Sunday school is open to all ages of children. For those who are three and under, creche facilities are provided (for parents who wish to join the worship service). Meeting in the small hall before the Mass at 10:30 a.m. the structured activities help the young people learn about Jesus. Please contact Joyce Reid for further information or turn up on the day.

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Alcoholics Anonymous

AA meet twice a week at Holy Cross Parish centre. The Sunday night meeting is an open group (open to both alcoholics and their families) and the Thursday meeting is a "closed" group. For further information please contact the local AA contact point on 01253 792632 or telephone the National helpline on 0845 7697555. www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

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Keep Fit

Enjoy keeping fit and healthy, have fun and meet new friends, at a gentle exercise and movement class for mature members. The class times are Monday 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. and Friday 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. with a short break half way through for tea/coffee. If you are interested contact Doreen Shelley on Blackpool 692474 for a chat.

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Healthy Living

Information to follow.

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Mothers and Toddlers

Mothers and Toddlers meet during term time. Activities and toys for children and refreshments provided. This activity is absolutely free and it attracts 40-50 children and their carers. All welcome. Please turn up on the day or contact Joyce Reid for further information. Please note the change of time, 9.45 a.m. - 11.45 a.m.!

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Mothers' Union

Mothers Union making Palm CrossesThe Mothers' Union branch at Holy Cross was formed in 1934 joining a tradition that has existed since 1876. The purpose of the MU is to be specially concerned with all that strengthens and preserves marriage and Christian Life. With a wide-ranging calendar of events and different activities it meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Contact Joyce Reid for further information or visit the MU web site for the Blackburn Diocese. www.mothersunionblackburn.org.uk

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Line Dancing
Line dancing at Holy CrossLine dancing every Tuesday from 7 p.m. For more information please turn up on the evening.



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Dog Training

Wednesday at 9.00 a.m. Contact Anne for further information

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Social Sequence Dancing

Wednesday at 1.00 p.m.

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Parish Lunch

Mass on Thursday (12.30 p.m.) is followed by a cooked lunch. Anyone who visits the church on the Thursday to attend Mass is welcome to join us for lunch; this normally consists of a cooked meal followed by sweets (and fruit), cheese and biscuits and then refreshments. There are usually around twenty people that join us so it is a popular event. There is no fixed price for this and therefore donations towards the cost of lunch are invited. Members of the Senior Citizens welcome club normally combine Mass with lunch and then go on to their afternoon activities.

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Senior Citizens Welcome Club

Thursday at 2.00 p.m.

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Craft and Social Afternoon
The Craft group is a social gathering for those interested in getting together with others to share their craft interest; the group meets to share tips, help each other and enjoy good conversation. It is suitable for anyone who has an interest in knitting, sewing, crochet, card making, tatting etc. It is open to adults (there are no facilities for children unfortunately) and the cost is only £1 per week including refreshments. There are even occasional trips out arranged by the club. Please turn up on the day for further information; the club meets between 1.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. on Fridays

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Blackpool Jubilee Stroke Association

If you or someone you care about has had a stroke, then the Stroke Association is here to help. The Blackpool meeting of the Association takes place on the second and fourth Friday night at 6.45 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. but also includes other activities and events throughout the year. Contact the organiser, Christine McDonald for further information

www.stroke.org.uk/

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Soup Kitchen
The Holy Cross soup kitchen helps to support those in need in the local area. Every Saturday night at 6.00 p.m. (with the exception of certain Summer dates, this year closed July and August 2009) the volunteers provide hot soup (in winter), a pie and tea and coffee to those who visit. Clothes are also available to order and are delivered the following week (subject to availability). Visitors are also given a two-day supply of sandwiches and biscuits to take home with them. The soup kitchen caters for between 20-60 people every Saturday night. It is supported by donations of sandwiches from members of the congregation and also with the support of our sister churches, St Anne Greenland and Poulton Churches together

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