Holy Week – “Love Unknown”

14-21 April.  Join us on an amazing spiritual journey looking at the Passion of Jesus expressed in his suffering, trial, death and resurrection.

Palm Sunday, 14 April: Askham. Suitable for families. Meet for Donkey processionat Village Hall(10.30).  Servicein Church from 11.00.  Shared lunch in Church after service (drop off food in church from 10.15).

Monday 15 April: Taize service, St Mary Thrimby(Little Strickland), 7.30pm

Tuesday 16 April: Compline, St Cuthbert Cliburn, 7.30pm

Wednesday 17 April: Celtic Evening Prayer, All Saints Bolton, 7.30pm

Maundy Thursday 18 April: Holy Communion, St Barnabas Great Strickland, 7.30pm

Good Friday,19 April: Vigil at the Cross, St Lawrence Morland, 12.00-3.00 – join and leave if you wish at each hour.

Holy Saturday, 20 April: Easter Vigilwith Holy Communion, St Lawrence Crosby Ravensworth, 7.30pm – Celebrate the Resurrection.  Bring something to make a loud noise at the moment of resurrection!  Suitable for families.

Easter Sunday, 21 April:

7.00am Service of Light, Millennium Stone, Eamont Bridge.

Followed by Holy Communion services across the benefice.  Please see our services page for details.

You are also welcome to join us for Morning Prayer at St Michael, Lowther 10.00am-10.30am, Monday 15-Wednesday 17 April.

Moving Forward

As we set the priorities for our Mission Community, we are inviting everyone to join our Moving Forward workshops.  We want to encourage as many people as possible to be involved in the vision forming for our new Mission Community. Please book your place via (online registration with Eventbrite); or via Joyce Keetley: or 07741327318

The first workshop was a great success.  Future workshops will be 9.30 – 4.30, the Hub, Chapel Street, Appleby:

2.  Exploring Leadership – Thursday 13th June
3. Growing Together – Saturday 7th September
4. Talking Stock, what next? – Saturday 16th November

St Lawrence Morland Major Renovation

As you may know, a committed group has been working for some time on a major renovation for St Lawrence, Morland.  Plans are now on display in Church. Your feedback would be very welcome – please send feedback to David Jones.

Morland Church ‘St Lawrence’ Emergency Fund

St Lawrence, Morland Emergency Fund continues to look out for needs near and far.
Contributions to keep the fund topped up are always welcome, and can be given to the Treasurer, Jenny Jones.

Morland Church is dedicated to St Lawrence, a Deacon of the Early Church, who was dedicated to caring for the poor and needy.  He was killed for his refusal to hand over money collected for the need to the Roman authorities.  When asked to hand over the church’s treasure, he rounded up those in his care and said “here is the treasure of the Church.”  Our fund, in his memory, seeks to use our wealth to serve those in need, who are precious in God’s sight.

To see some photographs of the 2008 Holy Week services, please follow this link to Eden Online by Mike Billing, our local photographer.