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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.

Holy Week and Easter

We’re delighted to be led through Holy Week this year by  the Rt Revd James Newcome, the Bishop of Carlisle, who will be leading us on the theme, “The Seven Last Words of Jesus”.  He will be attending a series of live and online services from Palm Sunday to Good Friday.  For those unable to make the live services, he will also be pre-recording his reflections on our YouTube channel.

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Palm Sunday
Our online service for Palm Sunda, led by Andrew Sterling.  is  available on our YouTube Channel  click here or you can view it below.

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Monday 29 March
6.30pm, St Cuthbert, Cliburn (See photos below!)
A short service of Compine, with Bishop James leading us in a reflection on ““Father forgive them”.
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Tuesday 30 March
7.30 – 8.30pm, Zoom
Bishop James will be delivering his Tuesday reflection on “New relationships” live on Zoom at 7.30pm (NB note   There will be an opportunity to ask him questions and to interact with him.  Andrew Burrell will then lead us in a brief service of Compline.
How to Join..

The Zoom link is below (it is the same link as for the Lent Groups).  Please e-mail the Rector if you require the link.

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Wednesday 31 March
6.30pm, All Saints, Bolton
A short service of Celtic Evening Prayer, with Bishop James leading us in a reflection on ““Why have you forsaken me?”
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Thursday 1 April
6.30pm, St Lawrence, Morland
A traditional Maundy Thursday service of Holy Communion commemorating the Last Supper (missing only the singing and foot washing).
Bishop James will lead us in a reflection on ““I am thirsty”
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Good Friday
2.00 – 3.00pm, on Zoom and YouTube
Bishop James will lead us in a Vigil at the Foot of the Cross live on YouTube.  Just click here.
His reflection will be on “It is finished”.
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Holy Saturday
6.30pm, St Lawrence, Crosby Ravensworth
We will have our traditional Easter Vigil with the renewal of Baptism vows and the First Eucharist of Easter.
Please bring something to make a loud noise to celebrate the resurrection, but not a wind instrument or anything likely to generate aerosol particles.
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Easter Sunday
Our online service for Easter Sunday is led by me (Stewart Fyfe).  It will be available on our YouTube Channel from Easter Sunday morning.  Just click here.
We also have the following live services of Holy Communion:
  • 9.15am, All Saints, Bolton
  • 11.00am, St Cuthbert, Clifton
  • 11.00am, St Lawrence, Morland
  • 11.00am, St Peter, Askham
  • 11.00am, St Barnabas, Great Strickland
There will also be a lay-led service of Morning Prayer at St Mary, Thrimby.

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 Coming Back !!

We are now taking bookings for Weddings and Christenings (Baptisms) in Church after June 21, on the assumption that lockdown restrictions will be lifted by then.  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 small-scale funerals attended by up to 30 close family and friends only. 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
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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