About Us

About us

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Hello and thanks for dropping by!

We are Lostock Church (also known as St Thomas' and St John's) Lostock, Bolton. We’re a bunch of ordinary people from a wide range of different backgrounds who meet on Sunday mornings and at other times to explore who God is and what he freely offers us in Jesus Christ.

You don’t have to dress up or pretend to be something you’re not in order to join in at Lostock Church. We are all works in progress! Come as you are and join in as much as you feel comfortable.

We try to make what the Bible teaches the foundation of all we believe and do.

We are also very much an all-age church with a dedicated children’s ministry.

Whether you are looking into Christianity for the first time, are a long-standing Christian or have moved to the area and are looking for a new church, come along and be assured of a warm welcome. No previous experience required!

The life of the Lostock Church family is not just about Sunday mornings however. There are various midweek groups and other gatherings. A number of these are shared with Deane Parish Church (www.deanechurch.org).

May God bless you as you continue to explore all that he has in store for you.

Terry Clark

Vicar of Lostock

LOSTOCK CHURCH: ROOTED AND GROWING IN GRACE

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:17-19

Our Team

Here are some of the faces you may see when you come along to one of our services...

Terry Clark

Rev Terry Clark

Vicar

André Adefope

Rev André Adefope

Curate

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Rev' Paul Hardingham

Retired Minister

Sandra Macpherson

Sandra Macpherson

Church Warden

Lorrainne Ellis

Lorrainne Ellis

Church Warden

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Sheri Taylor

Lostock Church Administrator

Sunday Services

We have one service each Sunday at 9.30am. The service is about 60 minutes and is followed by refreshments in the main hall of the Church Centre.

At all of our services there is a Bible reading, a talk and we sing. You are free to join in as much as you want to.

Sunday Services

We have one service each Sunday at 9.30am. The service is about 60 minutes and is followed by refreshments in the main hall of the Church Centre.

At all of our services there is a Bible reading, a talk and we sing. You are free to join in as much as you want to.

Children and Young People

Two Sundays a month are ‘all-age’ when the young people stay in for all of the service.

On the other two Sundays there are dedicated Sunday School groups for the 3s-14s.

There is an unsupervised baby & toddler area just off the main worship space of Church which parents are free to use.

There are toilets and baby-changing facilities on site.

SAFEGUARDING

All of our children and young peoples’ group leaders are DBS checked and are expected to work in line with the Safeguarding Policies and Procedures of Manchester Diocese.  More details of our commitment to safeguarding can be found here: