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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.

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

Rainbow drawn by Emma Keogh, aged 3

Public Worship is currently On-line on our YouTube Channel

During the Coronavirus restrictions, all our Church services are on our Mission Community’s very own YouTube Channel.  We will be broadcasting ecumenical Sunday services here as well as Wednesday midweek services and other material (e.g. Thought for the Day, Prayers, and general news updates).  The latest service will also appear on this page.  Do join us.
They are very easy to access and are free, you don’t need a YouTube account.  You can access them as follows:
    • Online.  Simply follow the link to our
    • , then just click on one of the videos and it should play automatically.
    • On an iPad or Tablet: Download the YouTube App from your App store.   Either follow the link above, or  type “Heart of Westmorland” into the search box.  Then just click on one of the videos and it should play automatically.
    • Most modern TVs have a YouTube channel that allows you to search as above.
    • Apple TV also has a YouTube channel that can be used in the same way.
    • You don’t need a YouTube account to access the videos in the ways mentioned above, but if you do have one, you can subscribe (for free) to our channel.  That will give you notifications every time a new video is uploaded and allow you to comment on what you see (judge us gently folks!)
    • Via the ‘Services‘ menu item at the top of the page.
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

Coronavirus Covid-19 Update

Personal Prayer
In addition to our Wednesday YouTube prayer services, the Church of England is offering Daily Hope, daily prayers on the telephone for free.  Just call 0800 804 8044.  See here for more information.
In addition, we are pleased to recommend “Pray as you go” a downloadable App for your phone.
Follow this link to see about the NISCU (Northern Inter-School Christian Union) idea for praying for our Schools in the Eden District of Cumbria. There is a timetable arranged for this.
Weddings, Funerals and Christenings (Baptisms)
In line with the Government’s instructions, there will also be no weddings or baptisms until further notice.  For emergency baptisms please ring our Rector, Revd Stewart Fyfe, on 01931 714620.  Funerals can still go ahead but at the graveside or crematorium only, with only the closest family in attendance and essential physical distancing measures in place.
Church Opening
We regret that all our Churches are now closed to the public until further notice.
Communication
This is a complex situation, susceptible to mixed messages and misinformation, which can have serious consequences.  We are doing all we can to ensure a co-ordinated approach across the Deanery, with the Diocese, the National Church and our Methodist partners.  Please refer only to official information and try to abstain from sending your own communications about the current situation or the Church’s response.  If we have overlooked anything relevant to your situation, please contact Stewart.
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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