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Brian’s sermon on Sunday gave us a taste of Ascension Day with a taster at the end. Why is the ascension of Jesus important? What does it mean to us today?
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Brian has created a great service to commemorate VE Day
Here’s the Service Sheet
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.
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”.
Saturday, 7 March, Ambleside Parish Centre with Dr Neil Douglas-Klotz
There is a great calendar of events for the entire Crake Valley. You will find them at Church Calendar.
Following on from our successful Word Space Workshop in November, Creators Space Hub will be running another Word Space on 25th January from 9.30am – 4pm at Torver School Room, Torver LA21 8AZ. I’ll be running another active workshop exploring Words, their Sounds and Stories, this time on the theme of SUFFERING & SALVATION with a focus on David’s Song of Deliverance in Psalm 18.
Word Space is open to everyone: those who use words, love words and create with words.
It may be also be of particular interest to writers, speakers, teachers, songwriters, actors and preachers. The day costs £5 and we’ll be sharing our usual LOAF lunch in the middle of the day.
People who came to the last Word Space on Lamentations gave the following feedback about their experience:
I liked best really delving into the sounds and shapes of words and then developing the mime.
Relaxing into physically re-enacting and breaking down the individual words gave an understanding – deeper and from angles unexpected.
The way the group gelled together as we worked and experimented and took risks together developed a real feeling of a safe place in which to experiment.
Very enjoyable and liberating.
In November, we were enjoying the workshop so much that we ran out of time and didn’t have an opportunity to share and listen to people’s Words, Creative Writing, Songs etc. So, in the January Word Space, we’ve given the whole afternoon to sharing. You are welcome to bring some of your words/writing/speaking/singing to share or just come and listen to the contributions. For those who wish, there will be time for feedback on their contributions.
I hope that some of you will be able to join us for a fun day of sharing and exploring words. Please spread the word. There’s more information on the website. If you want to come, just send me an email to book your place and pay on the day.
Wishing you all a blessed and creative 2020. Here is the Winter Programme.
Beginning 19 January, every third Sunday at 4 p.m., we’re coming together to EXPLORE!
Brian has started a new series on Nehemiah from September to October 2019. Catch up here.
The series runs from Sunday 22 September to Sunday 20 October 2019 in churches within the Coniston Crake Valley.
Come along and enjoy the local community celebrations
When? Saturday, 21 September 2019
Where? Greenodd Village Hall
What Time? 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
What is the cost? Tickets £6 for supper (booking essential)
What happens when I get there? A Harvest Pie and Pea supper and barn dance with Furness Tradition Community Band and caller, Les Ord