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Special Notice

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Bishop of Carlisle has written to all clergy and chaplains to advise that public worship has been suspended in the Diocese of Carlisle.

This is in line with Government advice on social gatherings and subsequent Church of England advice, and will impact all Sunday services and other planned gatherings. It also follows publication of a joint letter from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York issued to all clergy.

Therefore, there will be no services at any of the churches in the benefice until this suspension is lifted.

Apologies for the inconvenience, but please do pray for those who have contracted the COVID-19 virus, and for those who are vulnerable and must self-isolate.

IMPORTANT UPDATE

The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort to limit the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19)

It means all Church of England churches will close with immediate effect in line with the Government’s instructions. There will also be no Church weddings or baptisms.

Funerals at the graveside or in crematoriums can still take place, but only in line with the Prime minister’s Statement.

Therefore, all churches in the benefice will be shut until restrictions are lifted.

Again apologies for the inconvenience, but please “continue to pray, to love, to care for the vulnerable”.

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Back from your holidays or just visiting? Here’s what’s on late April!

A few choice morsels of activity to take us to the end of April.  There is something for everyone here!

Sunday, 22 April 2018

11 a.m., Worship for All, St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston.  With plenty of sheep around Coniston, it won’t be hard to talk about the meaning of the Good Shepherd.

6 p.m., Cafe Church, Coniston Institute.  Come along and hear from our Furness Network Youth Team about what’s happening in the area.  Enjoy a hot supper too!

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

10 a.m., Concern, Coniston Methodist Church.  A time to pray about area concerns.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

2 p.m., Mother’s Union, St. Andrew’s Church Coniston.  Physician and christian Alex Stewart will share his faith in action from experiences in Pakistan.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

11 a.m., Worship for All, Coniston Primary School.  It’s the 5th Sunday and that means we worship together (Christians Together) in Coniston.  Join the Christian Fellowship, the Church of England and the Methodist Churches as we enjoy an inclusive time of sharing. 

These events will take us through to glorious May.  In Coniston we are blessed to have some of the most beautiful landscape in the world.  This means we get to meet lots of wonderful people from around the world.  All welcome!

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Events in Coniston for Holy Week

Good Friday Services, 12 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church

Coniston Christians Together and Church of England events for Holy Week are as follows:

Tuesday, 27 March, 7:30 p.m., The Methodist Chapel

Final Lent Study, Christians Together in Coniston.  Each session is different.  All welcome.

Thursday, 29 March, 7 p.m., The Methodist Chapel

Maundy Thursday meditation and meal.  Christians Together in Coniston, All welcome.

Friday, 30 March, Good Friday

11 a.m., A Walk of Witness will begin at the entrance to the churchyard by Donald Campbell’s grave.  Christiand Together in Coniston.  All welcome.

12 p.m.  Good Friday service at St. Andrew’s Church

Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018

7:30 a.m., Outside Blue Bird cafe on the shores of Coniston Water.  A short Easter Sunrise service of praise.  Bacon Butties to follow at the Blue Bird cafe.

9:00 a.m., Biker’s Breakfast, Old School Room Torver.  This will be the first Biker’s Breakfast of the season and Easter Sunday.   Great praise and great food!

11 a.m., Family Friendly Easter Celebration and Holy Communion at St. Andrew’s Church Coniston.  This is a combined service with the Fellowship.  Charlie Day, our Youth Worker is leading and Brian Streeter is leading communion and preaching.

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Moving Mountains, the full Crake Valley Programme

Hot off the press, the full Programme for Moving Mountains is now available.

From a Q & A session at NJoy, meeting youth from the John Ruskin School to an Open the Book Launch at the Primary School on Friday.  Things get off to a zippy start.  Great time to ask all the questions you always wanted answered in a friendly setting.

There are dinners, crafts for kids, prayer time, and even an evening at the pub at Penny Bridge in addition to our Fund raiser for the Coniston X112 which includes a way to eat and walk your way to fitness on Saturday.

Sunday there will be visiting pioneers at all the churches to talk about the whole experience of Moving Mountains.  A great week-end to be in Coniston!

 

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May Worship, Coniston and Torver

The sun is shining, Coniston Water is sparkling and there’s a way to find your way once you’ve arrived:

Services for St. Andrew’s and St. Luke’s, May  2017
7th      9.00am Bikers Breakfast in school room, Torver
11.00am 1662 Holy Communion, Coniston

10th     12 pm Prayer and Praise, Coniston

14th    9.00am 1662 Holy Communion, Torver
11.00am Worship for All, Coniston

21st     9.00am Service of the Word, Torver
11.00am Holy Communion, Coniston

28th    11.00am Morning Prayer, Coniston
6.00pm New Café Church in the Institute, Coniston

Service Times of other Denominations
Methodist Church
The morning service is at 11.00am and a warm welcome awaits you.
Church services are recorded on a CD and we would be happy to give
you a recording of the services on CD or MP3(free of charge) to anyone
in the village. For further information contact Joyce Holland on 41594.

Coniston Christian Fellowship
You are welcome to join us for our All Age meetings every Sunday at
10.30am in the Primary School, with the exception of the 4th Sunday of
each month when we will join the other churches at Café Church in the
Institute at 6pm.   www.conistonchristianfellowship.co.uk

St Francis of Assisi Church of the Sacred Heart Coniston
Mass on Saturdays 6.00pm – Coniston Catholic Church.
Further information from Father Robert T. Halshaw on 01229779673

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Holy Week 2017, Events in Coniston

Good Friday

Here is the latest info for what is going on in Coniston, Cumbria for Holy Week:

  1. Fair Trade Coffee Morning, St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston 10:30 to noon, Wednesday, 12 April, 2017
  2. Open Prayer Space, St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston 10:30 to noon, Wednesday.
  3. Prayer & Praise, St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston 12 noon, Wednesday.
  4. Maundy Thursday, Methodist Chapel, Coniston, Service and Bring & Share Supper, 7 p.m., Thursday, 13 April 2017
  5. Good Friday, Walk of Witness, Old Hawkshead Road at Coniston Church Yard, 11 a.m., Friday, 14 April, 2017
  6. Easter Sunday, Sunrise Service, 7:30 a.m., Lake Shore by Bluebird Cafe, followed by bacon butties at cafe.
  7. Easter Sunday, Celebrate Easter at St. Lukes Torver 9 a.m.; Christian Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Coniston Primary School; Methodist Chapel, Coniston, 11 a.m.; St. Andrew’s Coniston 11 a.m.;

We welcome all to participate in the events leading up to the greatest day on the Christian calendar.  Blessings to you all!

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September Highlights

It’s September and everything seems to be starting up again.  Back to school, leaves turning on trees, and a harvest on the brambles.   Here are a few ways, outside of the normal services, to explore your faith in Coniston and Torver:

Sunday, 4 September, 9 a.m., Biker’s Breakfast at St. Luke’s Torver.  A song, a reading, a word for the day, a prayer, then breakfast.  Time for spirituality, food and good conversation.  Goes on until 11:30.

Wednesday, 14 September, 11-3 p.m.  Open Prayer Space St. Andrew’s Coniston.  Candles and music and prayer for all.  Enjoy the space and time to just be with God.

Wednesday, 21 and 28 September, 12 p.m.. Prayer & Praise, St. Andrew’s Coniston.  A 30 minute service of time out to refresh.  Meditation, music and worship.  A time to just listen to God.

Sunday, 25 September, 11 a.m., Harvest Sunday, Methodist Chapel. A joint service with St. Andrew’s.  All welcome to the service and lunch to follow!

Sunday, 25 September, 6 p.m., Harvest and Sing & Share, St. Luke’s Torver.  A celebration in the newly refurbished Torver Village Hall!

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