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Welcome to our website for the churches in the North Westmorland group of Churches. Please note that this is the only official website for this group of churches.

We now have a rota of live services in our communities.  This can be viewed here.  From 19 July, the following Covid safety guidance applies:

What is changing:

  • Social distancing is no longer imposed, but please consider your neighbours’s needs, particularly when moving around the Church.
  • At the discretion of the Eucharistic president we may now receive Holy Communion at the altar rail, rather than receiving it in our pews.  Please observe distancing at the altar and while queuing.
  • At the discretion of the Eucharistic president, the common cup may be offered at Holy Communion to those who wish to receive it (please bear in mind that the president needs to consume any leftover wine!)
  • The lectern may be used by those reading lessons/offering intercessions.  Applying hand sanitiser is strongly recommended.

What will not change yet:

  • Congregational singing will only take place outdoors.
  • The Peace will be shared without contact.
  • Refreshments will not be served.

What has become optional:

  • Wearing of face coverings by the congregation – though it remains strongly advised.
  • Registering for track & trace – the QR code and manual register are available for those requesting its use.

Our latest YouTube Service can be viewed here

You can watch the services here, on our website, or on our YouTube Channel.  Subtitles can be enabled on your device.
You can also follow the service on the telephone by ringing 017683 89324.  Please pass on this information to anyone who doesn’t have access to YouTube.

Weddings and Christenings are Back !!

We are now taking bookings for Weddings and Christenings (Baptisms) in Church.  Some restrictions still apply.  To book a wedding please contact Joyce, our Office Manager.  To book a Christening, please contact Stewart, our Rector.


Other News

Funerals
Our Churches are available for funerals.  The limit of 30 attendees has been lifted.  Attendances are now limited only by the capacity of the building with social distancing in place.  For people unable to attend, we are happy to allow you to video the service.  Please do contact us if you would like to explore this.
Pastoral Care
We encourage people to be in touch with us, particularly if you are anxious. We are able to provide pastoral care, either face-to-face or by telephone and electronic communication.  If you would like someone to talk to, or to pray with you, or to offer spiritual guidance, please contact one of the ministry team.
Keeping in touch
We are trying to keep in touch with regular news updates by e-mail.  If you have not already subscribed to our e-news circulation list, please do so by clinking the “keeping in touch” link.  There is also a Heart of Westmorland Mission Community Facebook Page with regular information posted on it, as well as updates on our YouTube channel.
Our prayers are with you all.
Stewart Fyfe
Rector

Holy Week and Easter

Some photos of Holy Week services 2021.

All Saints Bolton
St Peter – Askham All Saints – Bolton St Ninian – Brougham St Wilfrid – Brougham
St Cuthbert Cliburn
St Lawrence Crosby Ravensworth
St Barnabas Great Strickland
St Cuthbert – Cliburn St Cuthbert – Clifton St Lawrence –
Crosby Ravensworth
St Barnabas –
Great Strickland
St Lawrence Morland
St Mary Thrimby
St Michael – Lowther St Lawrence – Morland St Mary –
Thrimby
Services


Promoting a Safer Church

We are committed to ensuring that this is a safe place for everyone and the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is an absolute priority in the North Westmorland Churches. Safeguarding is God’s love in action and we work hard to make our churches safe and secure places where abuse and mistreatment of others will not be tolerated. We abide by the Carlisle Diocese Safeguarding Policy.

Our Safeguarding Co-ordinator, responsible for all the North Westmorland Churches is Sarah Banks.  Tel: ‭01931 712801‬, email: safeguarding@northwestmorlandchurches.org.uk.

For more information and details of who to contact if you are concerned that someone you know may be suffering harm please visit our Safeguarding page.


Contact us
General enquiries can be sent to info2019@northwestmorlandchurches.org.uk or you can have a look at the Ministry Team page or the People page to find the best person to contact.


Do you want a Marriage, Christening or Funeral in Church?

Click the appropriate link to find out more.


Photo album

Morland  Outdoor Service
Christmas Morning

Christmas Eve Midnight Communion, Cliburn

 

 

 

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