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“Thy Kingdom Come” – 25th May to 11th June 2017

Be Part of a Global Christian Movement

Between 25th May and 11th June, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ.

For more information see our “Events” page.

Highlights include:

Ascension Day Launch Service

Thursday 25th May, 7.30pm

St Michael, Brough

Service of Holy Communion.  Preacher: Archdeacon of Carlisle, the Ven Lee Townend.

Garden Prayer Drop-in

Monday 29th May 10am-5pm. 

Broom Cottage, Long Marton, CA16 6JP. 

Quiet garden space to pray (or conservatory if wet).  Come and go as you like.  Drinks provided.

Prayer Space

Wednesday 31st May, all day.

St Lawrence, Appleby

Quiet space to pray, including interactive prayer activities.  Come and go as you like.

Morning Prayer (Holy Communion on Wednesday)

10.00am daily Mon 5th – Sat 11th June

St Lawrence, Morland

Prayer time including Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer

Prayer Time

Tuesday 6th June7.30pm, St Barnabas, Great Strickland

Concluding Celebration

Sunday 11th June, 7.30pm

Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church

Connexion Celebration Service.  Preacher: Revd Jackie Betts.

Holy Week 2017
April 9th – 16th

This was led by Canon Peter Clement with the theme:

“Transforming a full stop into a comma,- walking the way of the cross with Jesus”

Click here to see all the Holy Week Services for the Group.

A Poem for Remembrance

This beautiful poem was given to us by Ian Butterworth, who has regularly played the Last Post at Morland’s Remembrance Service.

Click here to read it.

A Statement on the EU Referendum

This Statement by our Rector has been moved to its own page. See link.

Morland Parish Council

With apologies to other parishes, but I must draw attention to the news that Morland Parish Council (Civil) now has a website.

Follow this for their site.

Sheila Clark

On Sunday, July 3rd 2016 we were given the good news that Sheila is to be trained for ordination. We all wish her all the best wishes.

Iona Trip 2015

Read the Vicar’s report of the Group’s trip to Iona.

The Future of our Parishes, our Group, our Deanery, our Church.

Follow this link for the Mission Community Shaping Group report on this matter.

We are all aware that the clergy, and specially the stipendiary clergy, are getting more and more parishes to look after, and that we all find ourselves being asked for more and more money to pay the bills.

In other words, we are apparently being asked to pay more and more for less and less. This cannot go on. The clergy are stretched to breaking-point and few of us feel willing (even if we are able) to contribute any more to the coffers. We might at one time have thought that ‘it’ll see me out’. I don’t think that is an option any more. We must do something!

You will remember that there was a consultation, parish by parish, some months ago. Following that, a working group was set up, including representatives from all parts of the Deanery and also from our Methodist and URC friends, who are in much the same position as we are. The working group has spent many hours sifting through your responses. As a result, a draft plan has been produced. It is important that we all have a chance to see the whole thing at one go: we must all be able to see how the findings have been arrived at, and we must all have a chance to ask questions and formulate our future together.