Category Archives: Services

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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Bank Holiday Week-end Services

Saturday 29 April

6 p.m. mass,  St Francis of Assisi church of the Sacred Heart, Coniston

Sunday 30 April

10:30 a.m., Coniston Christian Fellowship, Coniston Primary School

10 a.m., Worship for All, St. Luke’s Church Torver.  Both St. Andrew’s and St. Luke’s will be worshipping together in Torver.  All welcome.

11 a.m., Methodist Chapel, Coniston, morning service.  All welcome.

 

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What’s On, Sunday 23 April

Looking to round out your Easter holiday?  Here’s what’s happening in Coniston faith communities this week-end.

Saturday 22 April

6 p.m. mass,  St Francis of Assisi church of the Sacred Heart, Coniston

Sunday 23 April

10:30 a.m., Coniston Christian Fellowship, Coniston Primary School

11 a.m., Worship for All, St. Andrew’s Church Coniston.  Peter will be straying from the lectionary to speak about a subject which has special meaning for him.  Clare is on the keyboard/organ and Pamela is leading.

11 a.m., Methodist Chapel, Coniston, morning service.  All welcome.

6 p.m. Cafe Church, Coniston Institute.  Join John Watters, a biker with the CMA, who will be sharing his journey of faith.  An informal service.  Enjoy a feast of cakes to fortify you after a day of climbing.

 

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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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Cafe Church

Cafe Church, Sunday 26 March 2017, Coniston Institute.

Come and hear our Youth Leader, Charlie Day, tell us his story.

Refresh yourself at 6 p.m. with coffee and cakes along the way.

Charlie Day, Youth Leader for Coniston and Torver

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Commissioning of Linda, Val and Hazel

Sunday, 2 October, 9 a.m., Torver School Room, Richard Passmore will commission Linda, Val and Hazel at Biker’s Breakfast. 

These three Pioneer Lay Workers have been the inspiration behind the Biker’s Breakfast and Sing and Share events held monthly at Torver.  These events have expanded the outreach of this lovely church, in the centre of the tiny village of Torver from 5 to hundreds in a few short years.  The upgrade of the Torver School Room, supported by grants from several local charities, has been instrumental in helping them to accomplish this mission.

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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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August Events

It’s August and a time to dip your toe into something new.  Here are a few ways, outside of the normal services, to explore your faith in Coniston and Torver:

Sunday, 7 August, 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.

Sunday, 7 August 5 p.m., Open Air family worship, St. Andrew’s Coniston, led by the Methodist Church.  a little magic, a little singing, and a word to take away.  Good fun too!

Wednesday, 10 August, 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, 10, 17, 24 & 31 August, 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, 28 August, 6 p.m., Sing & Share, St. Luke’s Torver.  An informal service followed by supper.  Sing for your supper!

 

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The Great Wave of Prayer

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has called on all churches across the land to participate in a week of prayer, from 8 to 15 May.  You are invited to join the following events taking place in Coniston.

St. Andrew’s Church, Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Open Prayer Space, 11:00 to 12:00; 12:30 to 15:00

Time Out, Prayer & Praise, 12:00 to 12:30 

Why pray?  Christians believe that ‘prayer changes things’, and we are all very aware of the need for peace and hope in our world which is trying to cope with so many issues of local, national and international concern.  Even the scientific and  medical communities have recognised that when people are prayed for, even if not believers themselves, their recovery record is consistently better than those who were not open to prayer.

The Prayer Space is in the body of the warm church and is there for anyone to pop in at any time.  You may wish to sit quietly and reflect in peace, write a prayer on a tag and attach it to the prayer tree, light a candle for someone you care for or just ‘be’. There is usually someone there to talk to or pray with if you wish to, but that choice will be yours.

Time Out is for those who want to come together with others to focus on a theme in an active spirit of worship with music and prayer.  Time to listen to God.

Often when crisis strikes we can feel helpless or even hopeless, not knowing what to do to help…when that happens…we can always pray!

‘Fear not for I am with you,

Be not dismayed for I am your God,

I will strengthen you, I will help you,

I will uphold you with my victorious right hand’

Isaiah 41:10

So let’s do something positive, and ‘pop-in and pray!’

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