There will be a Holy Communion for Candlemas at Ninekirks on Sunday 3rd Feb, 2.00pm, weather permitting! If the weather is poor, the service will be in Brougham Chapel. Please ring Sarah Harden 07801 099151 to check before travelling.
Our Deanery Candlemas Solemn Eucharist will be held at St Lawrence, Appleby at 7.30pm on Saturday 2nd February.
As we set the priorities for our Mission Community, we are inviting everyone to join our Moving Forward workshops. The first workshop will take place on Saturday 9th February 9.30 – 4.30, the Hub, Chapel Street, Appleby.
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 by January 18th: www.eventbrite.com (online registration with Eventbrite); or via Joyce Keetley: email@example.com or 07741327318
Future workshops (save the date!) will be:
2. Exploring Leadership – Thursday 13th June
3. Growing Together – Saturday 7th September
4. Talking Stock, what next? – Saturday 16th November
We have been very concerned for some time about the rising incidence of suicide in our society. Sadly, in the run-up to Christmas, one of our families lost a beautiful daughter and sister when Sophie Airey took her own life on 19 December. Sophie was entered for the Northumberland Half Marathon on 1st February and her Dad, Andy, has persuaded the organisers to let her run in her place. He is raising money for Papyrus, a charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. You can sponsor Andy via the link below. Please also pass on the details of Papyrus to anyone you know who might be at risk from suicide. A link to their website is below.
Bishop Emma’s Consecration
Revd Dr Emma Ineson will be consecrated as Bishop of Penrith in York Minster on Wednesday, 27th February 2019. Please contact Linda Thomas: 017683 62264 to let us know if you’re coming or to book a place on our coach.
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
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.