SCA Jan 2019 Flyer

January 2019 click below:

Sponsorship Form

Southport and Formby Special Athletes Info

SCA Flyer Jan 2019

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
2nd Jan Bowling in Wigan At Hollywood Bowl Wigan. £10 £6 7:30pm
6th Jan Walk Hesketh Park in Southport.

You can help Sporting Challenge by being sponsored. A form is with the flyer. You do not have to get sponsorship.

£5 £5 Start at 2pm by the Café.
9th Jan Boccia and New Age Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm9pm.
14th Jan Arts and Craft Night Art and Craft Night with Ruth. We will be doing collage. £10 £5 7:309pm.
21st Jan Dance Dance with McDonald Dance. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
23rd Jan Bowling At Premier Bowl in Southport. £10 £6 7:30pm.
30th Jan Nintendo Night and VR Night. The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
31st Jan Aerobics Aerobics with Amanda. At the Burscough Old Peoples Club. £7 £4 7:308:30pm.






Lancashire Environmental Fund St Mark’s Church Scarisbrick

St Mark’s Church in Scarisbrick have been awarded £30,000 towards their Annex “Lighthouse” Project from the Lancashire Environmental Fund.

The Lancashire Environmental Fund (LEF) is a partnership between SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd, Lancashire County Council, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside and Community Futures.

The Fund has distributed over £25m of Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) grants support to community and environmental projects which benefit the environment and people of Lancashire since its start in 1998.  The Fund is supported financially by SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Ltd, Lancashire County Council and various third party funders.


St Mark’s is apparently the largest parish in Lancashire, but with a large farming community embracing some fifteen dispersed hamlets, a population of 3,244. A new housing estate with a population of 700 is planned for an area just outside the parish boundary. There are over 90 on the electoral roll.

St Mark’s Parish Hall lies about 100m to the north of the church, just behind St Mark’s Primary School. The Hall is available for hire by the local community. Graveyards are located to the North and North-West. St Mark’s also has a daughter church, the Good Shepherd Mission in Smithy Lane, about two miles to the South-East.

Sunday morning services are held at 11am (St Mark’s) and 9.30am (Good Shepherd). At St Mark’s, the first Sunday of the month is all-age worship, the remainder is Common Worship Holy Communion. There is also a service for St Mark’s Primary School on the first Monday of the month during term times.

The average attendances at the main services are over 40 adults at St Marks and 10 at the Good Shepherd.

St Mark’s Church has several groups/organisations, including:

o Prayer group;

o Toddler and adults;

o Lunch club;

o OYM (On Your Mark’s) youth group.

St Mark’s church is a simple building with Nave and Chancel. There is a Porch to the South-West, a Vestry to the North of the chancel and a gallery to the West. The Nave is fitted with pews. The church does not have level access, with three steps up into the Porch and four to the Vestry, although temporary ramps are available. There are no toilet facilities within the church. The Hall has toilets and there are two external toilets on the route to the Hall, but these are not fit for use and down two steps. There is no kitchen. There is nowhere suitable for small informal meetings or for private conversation and prayer.

The church has considered it’s various needs and agreed the following is required:

  1. A disabled-friendly access route into church to help wheelchair-users, the elderly, parents with buggies, funeral processions, etc.
  2. A modern WC, accessible to all.
  3. A kitchen for the preparation of hot drinks and snacks.
  4. A meeting area to accommodate twenty people. This would allow fellowship after services and could also accommodate small meetings, groups, PCC meetings, etc.
  5. Space for buggies and wheelchairs.

These are necessary improvements to assist the church in its worship and mission. We are looking to become a “Child-friendly church” and a “Disabled-friendly church”.

We have carefully budgeted and planned the project.

Since the summer of 2018 we have begin fundraising for this much needed project.

Fundraising began with a Concert in the summer raising £600.

Details here-

As of December this how our fundraising efforts have progressed:


Grants:                £5000 (£3500 Rank Pebbles and £1000 Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund, £500 West Lancs Borough Council Community Chest), £30,000 the Lancashire Environmental Fund Grant.

Own church fundraising:  £1400

Members giving:   £6700

Total £43,100.

A big thank-you to the Rank Foundation, Duchy of Lancaster , Lancashire Environmental Fund and West Lancs Borough Council for their generous funding awards.

Next year we can begin work with the funds raised and allocated existing church funding. We have applied to other funding bodies and will continue to do so.

Please get in touch if you would like to make a donation. We need your help.


St Marks Church, Southport Road, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk Lancs

L40 9RE


Tel: 01704 889355


Church Photo 1

December 2018 Flyer SCA

Date Event Venue Cost if with the group Cost if you come with own support Start time
3rd Dec Christmas Pool/Snooker 22 Club, Moorgate, Ormskirk. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.
5th Dec Christmas Boccia and New Age Kurling The Arts Centre, Burscough Wharf. £10 £5 7.30pm9pm.
10th Dec Christmas Party Christmas Party. At the British Legion , Lord St Burscough. Jointly organised with McDon-ald Dance. £10 £5 7:30pm10:30pm.
12th Dec Christmas Bowling At Premier Bowl Southport. Please wear a festive jumper ! £10 £6 7:30pm
13th Dec Christmas Fitness Night at the gym Burscough Fitness and Racquets Centre. £10 £5 7:30pm9pm.

For further information – please contact or Tel 07971 299606.

Click the links below:

SCA Flyer Dec 2018

Aviva Poster for Nov 18

Coop Poster for Nov 18 to 19

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SP CH Logo 2017