News of our Friends

It’s always good to hear news of our friends in Brandlesholme and further afield. Please contact us if you have anything to add to this page. (We must, of course, have the subject’s permission!)



It was with great sadness that we heard just before Christmas of the passing of our great friend Mable. The family have had a sad time over the Christmas period, and finally laid her to rest yesterday, 6 January.

Mable was born in 1924 in Tottington. She married GEORGE in 1946, when she came to live in Brandlesholme where she became one of the founding members of this church. Mable and George had four children, and are survived by two of them, David and Janet. She was proud of her family, and would often talk to us about all of them.

Mable chose her favourite hymns for her funeral service: ‘All things bright and beautiful’ and ‘Make me a channel of your peace’. The readings were from Joyce Grenfell and the story of the Good Samaritan from Luke chapter 10.

Mable will be much missed – her sense of fun and mischief, her wry comments, her faithfulness to her church. She asked us not to mourn her passing, but to celebrate her life. In her words, “Life goes on”.

God bless you, Mable.



In September we welcomed to Brandlesholme Methodist Church

Deacon Michelle Brocklehurst

who will be in pastoral  charge of Tottington and Brandlesholme. We do hope she will be blessed in her ministry here at Brandlesholme, and that we shall have many happy years working together. We welcomed her in her first service with us in this connexional year on  15 September and look forward to her continued ministry.