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Welcome to our website for the churches in the North Westmorland group of Churches.  The links above are for the whole group of Churches.  Please click on the appropriate image below to load the home page for each church.  Please note that this is the only official website for this group of churches.


Live Church is Back !!!

We are  pleased to announce the re-commencement of public worship.  This Sunday, 5th July at 11.00am, there will be a joint service at Crosby Ravensworth and everyone is invited.  The service will be led by the Rector.
We are still feeling our way back into Church and working through how we can operate safely.  For that reason, Sunday’s service will be very short and simple.
    • Social distancing will be in place at all times. but you can sit in your family groups or bubbles.
    • Clear instructions will be in place about where to sit and how to follow the service
    • We won’t be using hymn books, service books or pewsheets.  Instead there will be single-use paper service sheets.  It’s important that you take those home to dispose of yourself.
    • We won’t be having hymns or Holy Communion.  However, we think you will still find it an uplifting act of worship.  We hope to introduce Holy Communion very soon and hymns too, before too long – we are expecting further guidance on both in the near future.
    • It goes against the grain for us, but sadly, there will be no activities for children and children will need to sit with their families under parental supervision.
    • The service will last only around 30 minutes.
Other information you might find useful:
    • Wearing of face-coverings is voluntary.
    • The toilet will be open.  We recommend you only use it if you have to, but it will be available if you need it.
    • You will be asked to give your names on entering Church.  This is simply so that we can keep a temporary record of who is attending, for Test & Trace purposes.  The record will be destroyed after 21 days, but don’t be disconcerted if you’re name is taken – it doesn’t mean you’re in trouble!
    • People who are at extra risk and the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ should be advised that there is an increased risk of attending public worship, but the decision to attend is yours.  We will ensure that the ’normal’ risks of infection are mitigated as far as possible within government guidelines.
Government guidance is that this should continue to be provided for some time for the sake of those who are required to (or choose to) worship from home.
After Sunday, we will review how things go and make arrangements for future weeks.

 

Our YouTube Services will continue as usual

We will continue to provide weekly acts of worship on Sundays and Wednesdays, to supplement our live worship and for those who cannot attend personally.

You can watch the services here, on our website, or on our YouTube Channel.
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.

Celebrating the First Decade

Below is a personal message from The Revd Stewart Fyfe on the 10th anniversary of his installation in our parishes.


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


Other News

Funerals
Our Churches are available for small-scale funerals attended by up to 30 close family members 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.
Weddings

Our Churches are available for small-scale funerals attended by up to 30 guests.  No singing is possible at the moment. 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.

Christenings (Baptisms)
Small-scale Christenings in Church are now possible.  Christenings may be possible within our regular services, subject to the capacity of the Church.  Otherwise, they are limited to 30 attendees.  Singing of hymns is not currently possible.  Social distancing must be maintained at all times.  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 continuing to provide pastoral care, but by telephone and electronic communication instead of face-to-face.  That means that we will not be offering home communion or home visits.  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


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.

 

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