Advent Sunday

Advent Sunday is 1 December.   We will be holding our traditional joint Advent services.

 In the morning, at 11.00am we will have our Family Service at Cliburn, where our Posada figures begin their journey around all our parishes.  

In the evening, at 6.30pm our Advent Carol Service will be at Brougham Chapel – an opportunity to dwell serenely in Advent before Christmas takes over!

Morland Advent Calendar Trail

Throughout December, there is an Advent Calendar trail around Morland. Each day a new picture will be revealed at a different location in Morland. It begins on 1st December in the village square, where you will also find the locations of every picture (click here to read a pdf of the list). Look out for the black card on display in windows and porches, where the pictures will appear! Watch out for Eden Live’s effort on Christmas Eve at the Vicarage.


Our Christingle Service this year takes place at St Lawrence, Morland on Sunday 15th December at 11.00am.  We are collecting for the Children’s Society.  You can collect a candle money-box from the back of Morland Church now, to fill with your donations and bring to the service, or donate in cash.  All welcome.

Prayer on the Streets  

On Saturday 7th December we will be offering prayer in the streets in Appleby, from the Church gates between 10-4. There is a training meeting on Monday 25th November. Please email Kristy Pattimore  if you would like to be involved.



Filling Station

The Filling Station is a monthly ecumenical meeting where we can ‘fill up’ on God’s word and return to our churches better equipped to serve.

Next meeting: Thursday 12th December, 7.30 for 8.00pm, The Hub, Chapel Street, Appleby.  Preacher, Revd David Wood, former vicar of Crosby Ravensworth and Bolton.


Difference is a 5 week course devised by the Archbishop of Canterbury to help Christians to practice our faith as a reconciling presence in our communities, particularly at this time of national division, but also in our personal lives.

The course uses individual stories and Bible passages to help us explore the habits of reconciliation.  You are welcome to join us.

The Bunk Barn, Greengill Campsite, Strickland Road, Morland CA10 3AX

7.30-9.00pm, alternate Thursday evenings: 9th Jan, 23rd Jan, 6th Feb, 20th Feb

For further info, visit the Difference website.  To book onto the course, contact Stewart: or 01931 714620

Reconciliation is not the ending of all difference, but the transformation of how we deal with difference.” Archbishop Justin Welby

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.