Brenda’s retirement

Brenda Jones, our Treasurer at St. Mary’s Centre, has retired and we all gave her a wonderful send off with Prosecco and cake. Andy Froud made a presentation of some flowers and a gift voucher.

She’s still going to be around the office organising the Church magazine and other bits and bobs, but she’s free to enjoy a long and happy retirement doing her own thing. We all wish her well and thank her for all the work she has done at the Centre. She will be missed.


Summer recess! What Summer recess??

Parliament have a Summer recess. (That will give us all a welcome break!!) At St Mary’s Centre we will be business as normal……Sort of? !?!
Yes, some of our activities take a break but behind the scenes we will be undergoing a number of improvement projects.
Work on the roof will be continued to carry out necessary repairs. Our trusty local builder David Johnson will make sure of that! (Oh, yes he will!)

Alongside the exterior work there will be a team of Heating engineers from Boiler Control Services. They are installing a new boiler and Radiators to give us independently operated systems in the Front Upper Hall areas. Offices/Mutual room/washrooms etc.

If that’s not enough why don’t we do some work on the Stage I hear you ask!!!

OK ………..In conjunction with the Operatic and Dramatic Society we are Upgrading the Stage lighting to give us a more Modern flexible lighting system.

The Committee are working hard to continue the improvement process to enable the Centre to be an even better environment for the various User Groups and visitors to our Community Centre.

Thanks to all who continue to use the Facilities and Support St Mary’s. With your support we can continue to maintain and improve the Hall.

Watch this space for further Developments.

Angela Westwell Dance Show

The Angela Westwell School of Dance presents it’s Dance Show “Dance Upon A Star” this weekend with performances on Friday evening at 7.00pm, Saturday afternoon at 2pm and Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Here they are rehearsing on the St. Mary’s Centre stage ready for this weekend. Don’t the little ones just look so cute! It’s sure to be a great show.

Ice Dance Show coming in June

Ice Glitz productions are bringing their famous Ice Dance Show to the St. Mary’s Centre on Saturday 17th June 2017. Performances are at 2.30pm and 7.00pm.

Tickets cost £14 Adults, £7 Children and £11 Concessions

Book now at the St. Mary’s Centre Box Office  Mon-Fri 9am -12noon or from FlipSideFitness Mon-Fri 4pm-9pm.

Come and watch this wonderful show and be amazed by how they set up an Ice Rink on the stage.

Ice Show at St Mary’s

Once upon a time on Ice.
Coming to St Mary’s Centre for the first time is a spectacular Ice Show by Ice Glitz Productions suitable for the whole family.
Based on Classic Fairy tale the show involves a combination of Ice Skating, Gymnastics and Comedy.
There are two performances on the 17th June 2.30 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a professional Ice Show in the Ribble Valley.
Get your Tickets now at St Mary’s Centre or from Flipside Fitness in Barrow.

Why I volunteer…

I love my role as a volunteer, not only do I help in the Church, I assist in the Centre with the Jack & Jill group but more recently I have helped behind the bar at one of the many fabulous shows held in the main hall. This has been very therapeutic for me because just recently my husband has passed away and I have found that not only do I feel that I am contributing to the Centre but I have found new friends and lots of support. There are so many different roles to help with and I hope that they will continue to seek my assistance.

Music Festival – we caught the spy!

The St Mary’s Centre was buzzing last Saturday night.  It’s thank you to Echo 42 for bringing us fresh, versatile and authentic 1940’s sounds of the big bands to the Ribble Valley Music Festival and making this another success, as confirmed by the strong feedback from a delighted audience. Your total production brought a true representation of the music of that era to compliment the wide range of music in the festival.  This event happened in our main hall, which is for hire.


Centre staff to attend blogging course

Staff and volunteers  from the St Mary’s Centre will soon be trained in the art of blogging, by Clitheroe based business leader and digital communities specialist Anna Morris.

New web site

The training follows the recent launch of the centre’s new website. The new mobile friendly and Open Source site means the Centre’s digital presence is as attractive and accessible as their meeting room, main hall and sports hall!

News, reviews and more

After the staff have been to the relaxed and enjoyable training day, you will soon find interesting news, reviews and much more on the blog section of the website. Click here to take a look!