Category Archives: St. Lukes Torver

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!



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!


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.

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


Biker’s breakfast, a healing service and Sing & Share

St. Luke’s, the Chapel of Ease in Torver, has just published the May Sunday Service Schedule.  Here’s the line-up





9am informal service followed at 9.30 – 11.30 by sharing breakfast together.

Come along for the informal service with a cup of coffee in your hand, or come later for breakfast even if you don’t have a bike!  There are so many different types of bikes arriving throughout the morning, from vintage to ‘Easy Rider’, sports bikes and customised trikes.  Riders have come from Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire and Tyneside so far!  Quality local sausage, bacon and black pudding are served as part of the ‘Full English’ as well as hot porridge tea and coffee.  Everyone is made very welcome.

MAY 8th 1662 Holy Communion

9am traditional service with organ accompaniment, followed by coffee and biscuits.

If you like the traditional, more formal yet joyous communion service with hymns played on our recently refurbished organ, this service is for you.  A very warm welcome and warm ‘throws’ are given as our little church can be quite cool at times!  A hot ‘speciality’ coffee and time to chat makes sure we all leave at the end with an ‘inner glow’.

MAY 15th Healing and Worship Service

9am Worship service with a time of prayer for yourself or someone you know.

This service is accompanied by the organ with worship, Bible readings and sermon.  There will be opportunity to receive prayer for yourself or someone you know and this is conducted in a very sensitive manner.  Tea and our special coffee end our service at 10am.

MAY 22nd Sing and Share

6pm. informal service in the Old Schoolroom next door, with guest speaker and hot complimentary supper to follow.

If you don’t ‘do’ church, try coming along one evening.  Every month we have a different speaker who shares something of their ‘faith journey’ or talent, or gifting.  We have had a cup cake maker and beautician, an upholsterer, song writer, band, and the Beech boys support team ‘Christine’ to mention just a few of our interesting speakers so far! We finish with everyone sharing good conversation and a hot supper together. Family, friends and visitors are most welcome.

Please contact Linda on 41777 if you are bringing a ‘gang’, to be sure we have enough food available.




Holy Week Events

2013 Holy Week Services and Events will be updated at the following link. Here is a brief list:

Wednesday, 27 March

  • 12:00, Prayer and Praise, St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston

Thursday, 28 March, Maundy Thursday

  • 9:15     Easter Assembly at Coniston C.E. Primary School
  • 19:00  Chapel Meal and Communion Service at Coniston Methodist Church

Friday, 29 March, Good Friday

  • 11:00  Good Friday Service, St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston

Easter Sunday

  • 7:30 a.m.,   Sunrise service at Coniston Boating Centre, followed by bacon butties at the Blue Bird Cafe
  • 9:00 a.m.,   C.W. Holy Communion, St. Luke’s Church, Torver
  • 11:00 a.m., C.W. Holy Communion, St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston

Community Request

St Luke’s would like to prepare the lovely old church ready for the winter months including Harvest & Christmas Services.  If you can spare an hour or two from 10.30 am on Sunday 16th September it would be greatly appreciated.

We need help with the following jobs:-

1. Concreting materials supplied (muscles needed for this)

2. Grounds  tidying and planting

3. Woodwork  filling and painting (need ladders)

4. Pews Dusting and polishing

5. Window Cleaning.

Please bring Marigold gloves and come and have fun, friendship and yummy soup.

Please Contact Linda on 015394 41777 or Marie on 015394 41634