Category Archives: Special Events

Biker’s Breakfast, end of 2018 Season Social

This week-end, 6 and 7 October, marks the final Biker’s event of the 2018 season.

Saturday evening there will be a cook-out and band at the Sports and Social Club.

Sunday morning is the final Biker’s Breakfast of the season at the Torver School Room.

Fabulous food, joy, and a fellowship of bikers (and a few interested locals) taking time out together.  Something for everyone.  Whatever your faith, these events are not to be missed.

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One True Story

For Advent 2018 we are coming together to study using Tim Chester’s

2018 Advent Study Guide

Study begins at Julie and Kevin’s on Tuesday, 20 November.

The CTC committee members from various churches will be taking names of interested participants to order the book.  Please speak to Hilary Thompson (Methodists), Magdalen Gee (Catholics) or Pamela Hull (Anglicans) so that we can order your copy.

 

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100 Club and Harvest Festival

What?   Torver Harvest Festival

When?  5pm on Saturday 29th September

Where?  St. Luke’s, Torver, followed by the 100 Club Social

Why?  To celebrate life to the full!

Who’s Welcome?  If you happen to be living or visiting in or near Coniston or Torver, just come along and bring your family and friends

What can I expect on the night?  Hot dogs and Pat’s Line Dancing in the Schoolroom

What can I bring?  Bring your dancing shoes or cowboy boots, your friends and family.

Who benefits?  Besides having a great time while there, members of the 100 club support the upkeep of the Torver School Room

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Save the Date!

It’s always a treat to get together with families throughout the village so here are some 2018 dates for your diary now!

Sunday, 15 July

A barbecue, games, sunshine, mountains and water!  What more could you want in the Lakes?  This will be mid-day in the centre of the village.

Sunday, September 30, at the Methodist Chapel.

Joint Harvest service with an Animal Vegetable Competition begins at 11 a.m.  and promises fun for all!

Sunday, 9 December, Coniston Institute, 6 p.m.

Salt Mine Productions is coming to Coniston.  Unmissable!

More information will follow on these and other events. 

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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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Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains is coming to Coniston, Saturday, 10 March 2018

A couple of items to get you excited.  First, we’re raising money for the Coniston X112 which is a lifeline for individuals in this small rural village.  The bus runs all the way to Barrow and is helping us to launch a walk from 13:15 as follows:

  • 10 a.m. Reading Room, Coniston, children’s crafts, family activities, a raffle, cake stall and great coffee!
  • A soup lunch will be arranged for those heading off on the X112 for Torver at 13:15
  • Arrive at Torver and more cake and coffee to fortify you for the walk back home!

Have fun and enjoy doing something for the community at the same time!

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Chaplaincy Project Opportunity

Chaplaincy to the Tourist Industry

What is it? What are we aiming to do?

The Tourism Chaplaincy Project is about organising small teams of people to reach out to, and get alongside people involved in the tourist industry.

A chaplain is a person who is: “among people, with people, for people, providing a caring listening ear”.

A chaplain is a person who gets alongside others, in their daily life, workplace, or in our case, also places of rest and relaxation, listening to the stories people want to share – about their work, their families, their life, maybe their worries, and even sometimes about God.

It’s about being present, being available, being where we are invited, not imposing our ideas on others in any way, just showing love and care towards all.

The project aims to develop this type of ‘listening presence’ for those who work in the tourist industry.

We are looking at how we might reach beyond the walls of our church buildings, to engage in new, exciting but relevant ways with those who work in and visit this beautiful, but challenging, part of the world.

As part of this project, you are invited to following event:-

Chaplaincy Project Exploration Forum’ On Thursday 25th January

3:00 p.m. and repeated at 7:30 p.m.

At Ambleside Parish Centre where we will share a little more about the project, and listen to how YOU think this project might work, and how we can develop it.

This meeting is for you if you:

  • work in any way in a hotel, restaurant, or other tourist outlet
  • are connected to any church of any denomination, and are interested in this project
  • are a B&B or hotel (of any size) manager or owner
  • connected to the hospitality and tourism industry in any other way
  • are just interested in what we are hoping to do
  • might even consider volunteering as a member of a chaplaincy team

 

If you can’t make it, but would like to know more, then please contact me, Maggie Patchett, deaconmaggiep@gmail.com tel: 015394 42971, or via Ambleside or Windermere Methodist Church.  

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