Believe in Bolton

Believe in Bolton flyer (16-9 format)

Dear Friends

I am forwarding this to the Bolton churches in the partnership. Helpfully it is accessible by Facebook and Youtube as well as Zoom. I have never heard Bishop Jill Duff speak but I have it on good authority that she is an excellent speaker…and she hails from Bolton so a local lass too!



Dear all ,
Please see the attached flyer (in various formats), and the videos on for the online ‘Believe in Bolton’ mission evening on Sat 16th May at 7-30pm (please see the letter below this message from Bishop of Bolton, Mark Ashcroft explaining details of the event).

The steering team for the event would really like to encourage all churches in Bolton and boroughs to get behind the event by:

i) Promoting the event on all their platforms by sharing:
the attached flyer,

the Facebook link: 

the videos on the Believe in Bolton YouTube channel:

ii) inviting their congregations to watch the event;

iii) inviting friends, family and others who don’t normally attend church to watch the event.

Thank you for all your support with this,
Best regards,
Bishop Mark Ashcroft and the Believe in Bolton Steering Team.

The Rt Revd Mark Ashcroft
Bishop of Bolton
Tel: 0161 790 8289

20th April 2020

Dear friends,

Believe in Bolton Mission Evening,

As you will appreciate, we are having to change our plans for the Believe in Bolton Mission, 15-17th May. However, we are determined that the current restrictions will not prevent us from sharing the amazing good news of Jesus Christ; the Gospel is as relevant now as ever before, if not more so. We are now planning to hold one mission event online (via Facebook, Zoom and YouTube) on Saturday 16th May at 7.30 pm. The evening will be an opportunity to celebrate life and faith in Bolton through music, testimony and sharing the Gospel message. We are delighted to be able to announce that our main speaker for the evening with be Bishop Jill Duff, the Bishop of Lancaster who grew up in Bolton and was a keynote speaker at the recent Spring Harvest Home event. We will also be joined by former Gladiator, Ace, who has a powerful testimony to share.

We are really excited about the impact that this evening can make in the town, as the Christian Gospel is proclaimed and people are called to respond. Therefore, we ask you to advertise it as widely as possible and encourage members of all our churches, as well as their family and friends, to join us. We will be advertising the event through social media, so take the opportunity of using this to promote the event. Details about this and the evening can be found on the Believe in Bolton website:

While this mission event is being organised by the Anglican churches in the town, it is open to all churches to be involved.

Yours sincerely,

Bishop’s Lodge, Walkden Road, Worsley, Manchester M28 2WH