Monthly Archives: November 2014

Nourishing the Soul

The wonderful Spirituality course ‘Nourishing the Soul’ begins in the new year. It ran for the first time 2 years ago and was hugely appreciated by the many lay church members and clergy who participated – there have been many requests to offer it again. It is led by members of the Cumbria Ecumenical Spirituality Group (including Canon Cameron Butland, our diocesan Spirituality Adviser).

This course is for you if you want to:

Ø  Discover more about your Christian spiritual heritage

Ø  Experience different ways of praying

Ø  Find new resources to feed and enrich your soul

Ø  Meet with others on a similar journey of discovery

Ø  Reaffirm your own faith journey

Ø  Consider becoming a spiritual director…

The course takes place on one Saturday per month between February and November 2015, at Rydal Hall near Ambleside. The deadline for applications is 31st January. Contact Chris Woods on

Nourishing the soul 2015


Finding your mission shaped ministry

Beginning in 2015 a new course

offering Fresh Expressions



 Course timetable and venue

Saturday 24th January 2015
Wednesday 11th or Thursday 12th February 2015
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March 2015
Wednesday 15th or Thursday 16th April 2015
Wednesday 13th or Thursday 14th May 2015
Wednesday 10th or Thursday 11th June 2015
Saturday 11th July 2015
Saturday 19th September 2015
Wednesday 14th or Thursday 15th October 2015
Wednesday 11th or Thursday 12th November 2015
Saturday 5th December 2015

Saturdays are 09.30-16.00 at Penrith Methodist Church, Wordsworth Street, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7QY.

Weekdays are 19.30-21.30 at Bamber Bridge Methodist Church, Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, PR5 6ED (Wednesdays) or Penrith Methodist Church (Thursdays).

The residential weekend is at The Leyland Hotel, Leyland Way, Leyland, Preston, Lancashire, PR25 4JX.


£275 per person, which covers all materials, refreshments and the weekend away. Financial support may be available.


Download the flier and booking form at the foot of the page or book online.


Advent Sunday, Commissioning of Pamela

Special Service November 30th Advent Sunday

A special joint Service between Torver and Coniston Anglican Churches is being held on 30th November at 11 a.m. in St. Andrew’s Coniston.  At the service of Holy Communion Canon Amiel Osmaston, The Diocesan Ministerial Development Officer, will commission Mrs Pamela Hull on behalf of the Bishop of Carlisle as Local Lay Minister for Coniston and Torver.  This means that Pamela has undergone approved theological training with the Diocesan Training Scheme and will hold a license from the Bishop to lead worship and work for the Church in the Parishes.

We pray for God’s blessing on Pamela and Howard as he supports her, in Pamela’s ministry with us.