Mission Community Autumn Roadshows

This Autumn, our Mission Community is holding a series of Roadshows around our Mission Communities.  Each is looking at a different aspect of our future and this is your chance to get involved in the discussion and help shape our future life together.

Each venue has plenty of room, so there is no need to book.  The dates and themes are:

  1. MoneyHow do we turn around our financial decline and fund the future?  Monday 13 Sept, 7.30-9.00, Sands Methodist Church, Appleby
  2. MissionWhat are our key priorities for action?  What do we want the Church to do?  Wednesday 22 Sept, 7.30-9.00, Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church.
  3. Resourceshow do we use our resources wisely to power our ministry, mission and outreach?  Wednesday 13 October, 7.30-9.00, Morland Village Hall
  4. Working Together how can we organise ourselves to work effectively together to everyone involved and heard as we work together?  Wednesday 20 October, Tebay Methodist Church.

‘Betwixt & Between’

A concert of light popular music from between the World Wars.
Refreshments provided.

St Peter’s, Askham

Saturday 2 October, 4.00pm

Donations invited for St Peter’s Windows Fund.

Wordsworth at Ninekirks

The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere invite you to join them for a Ninekirks Day at St Ninian’s Ninekirks, on Saturday 16 October.

William Wordsworth loved to compose his poetry while walking. In fact many of his poems take a real or imagined walk as a starting point – inspired by something he sees or someone he meets. His sister Dorothy also loved being outdoors whether gardening, climbing or walking with her brother, their friends or alone. Her journals record what she notices and often prompt her brother’s poetry. He said “She gave me eyes, she gave me ears”.

Join us for this quiet, contemplative day taking some time out in beautiful surroundings to reflect on what you see, hear and feel.

Painter Alison Critchlow will suggest some techniques and offer some tips with sketching and painting while Susan Allen, from Wordsworth Grasmere, will share some of the Wordsworths’ observations in ways that we hope will encourage you to write, draw, paint or simply enjoy exploring the river bank and meadowland setting of this lovely church.

Saturday 9 October
Meeting at St. Ninian’s car park (opposite the Llama Karma cafe on the A66) at 10.30 a.m. returning there around 2.30 p.m.
The walk will take between 30 – 45 minutes along a gentle, mainly level path but boots are recommended as the path crosses farmland
Bring a packed lunch and something to drink
Some basic sketching materials would be useful, but have to be carried to the church so need to be lightweight. We can supply materials but do bring your own if you prefer
You might also want to bring something (easily portable) to sit on while we are outside. There are, of course, seats in the church itself
Please note there are no toilet facilities on the walk or at the church
This outdoor workshop is free including any art materials needed for the day.

How to Book
Please let us know at least a week beforehand if you are able to join us so that we can order materials in good time and send you more details about arrangements for the day.
Places are limited to 12 (all free) with no previous experience of writing, painting, drawing – or, indeed, the Wordsworths – necessary!

If you’re interested please email Susan Allen, Community Outreach Officer, with the heading “Wordsworth Ninekirks Day”  or email Juliet Fossey, Assistant Church Warden, Askham.

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.

Meetings are currently on Zoom.  For details, please e-mail the Rector

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.

Click to access 2021-Morland-Poster-Safari-Fete.pdf

Crosby Ravensworth Open Gardens on Sunday, July 18th.

Another annual event taking place in a slightly changed formula in order to be Covid-safe. Tickets and map will be on sale from midday at the church, and open-air servery for teas from 3-5, also at the church. More details nearer the time.

Click to access 2021.10.31-CR-Concert.pdf