Church notices

This Sunday, 30th April

St Peter's

8.00 am: Holy Communion BCP.

No 9.30 am Service. United Service at St Thomas's at 10.30 am,
                                    Please note that this Service is not at St Peter’s
                                    as shown in the printed Parish News.

St Thomas's

10.30 amUnited Service with Sunday Club.

This week in our parishes

Saturday 29th: No 8.00 pm prayer meeting at St Peter’s.

10.00 am–4.00 pm: Day of Prayer at St Peter’s Church.
                                 Members of St Peter’s, St Thomas’s, and
                                 St John’s, Levens, are meeting for a
                                 time of prayer and (optional) fasting for the
                                 future of our parishes and the appointment
                                 of a Priest-in-Charge. Everyone is welcome.
                                 Come along for five minutes, half an hour or all day.
                                 There will be opportunity to sit quietly, and times of
                                 group prayer. If you’re unable to attend, or prefer to
                                 pray at home, there will be prayer pointers.
                                 More about prayer and fasting – poster (two A4 sides).

Mon 1st, 1.00–4.00 pm: May Day Fun Event on Playing Fields, Milnthorpe
                                        – see notice.

Tuesday 2nd, 12.00 noon–1.00 pm: Prayer Changes Things at St Peter’s.
                                                           Everyone welcome.

Wednesday 3rd, 2.00 pm: Mothers Union at St Thomas’s.
                                           Dr Peter Lingwood on Aqueduct

Saturday 6th, 8.00 am: Prayer meeting at St Peter’s. Everyone welcome.

Next Sunday, 7th May

8.00 am: Holy Communion BCP at St Thomas’s.
9.30 am: Parish Communion at St Peter’s.
11.00 am: Parish Communion with Sunday Club at St Thomas’s.

Revd Bob Wilkinson's sermon

The text version of the Easter Day sermon is on the website.
If you missed the service and want to hear it,
or would like to listen to it again, go to Revd Bob Wilkinson's sermon.

 May's Parish News

Bundles are ready for collection.

If you are a deliverer, please would you deliver as soon as possible,
to remind people about the May Day event which is advertised on the back page.

May Day fun

Monday 1st May, 1.00–4.00 pm on Milnthorpe recreation field, Park Road.

Fun-day poster

Do come along for the opening of the Trim Trail by Dr Stuart Allan
– and stay for the afternoon! until 4.00pm. There will be

We would appreciate help with craft and on the refreshment stall, which will also be selling raffle tickets.

For more information, or if you can help, contact

  • Linda Baverstock (KEY trustee)
  • Kathy Watts-Jones (MiPAD co-ordinator) or
  • Emma Banks (KEY worker) on 07960451542 or email

KEY is a Charitable Incorporated organisation, registered number 1162823.

Deanery Ascension Day Service

Thursday 25th May, 7.30 pm at St Peter’s.

This year, St Peter’s is hosting the Service, which will be led by our

  • Rural Dean, Revd Canon Angela  Whittaker, and
  • Assistant Rural Dean, Revd Rob Saner-Haigh.

Please  save the date!

Window on the World (WoW)

Lent Project

Many thanks to all who contributed to the Lent Project on behalf of Manna House.
The total raised, including Gift Aid, was £1,734.65
(including £255.00 from St Peter's Lent lunches).

Next WoW meeting ~ Bank Holiday Monday 29th May, 2.00 pm 
at Anne Wickerson's home.

We will be receiving updates and praying for the work of
Musalaha and Barnabas Fund.
If you would like to join us, please come along.
Otherwise, you might like to view these organisations' websites,
or look at the literature displayed in church so that,
as well as financially supporting them,
as a church, we can also pray for them.

More about WoW.


St Peter's Annual Vestry Meeting and Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The annual meetings were held last Monday 24th April 2017, and the following people were elected to office.


Jane Fell, Christine Honour, Richard Simpson.

Deanery Synod

Linda Cooper, Peter Clarke, John Mellor.

PCC Members

Wilma Boyd Carson, Tony Hesmondhalgh, Heather Paynes, Doreen Wadsworth.

PCC Secretary

Peter Clarke.

PCC Treasurer

David Fell.

Thank you to all those who have taken on new responsibilities, especially Jane, Christine and Richard. As members of St Peter’s, we are committed to supporting and encouraging one another in our faith journey. Also, thanks to Jill Shaw, Lay Chair, who conducted the evening with prayerful dignity and authority.

St Peter’s Discussion Evening,

Monday 24th April 2017, after the APCM.

The latest of the periodic discussion evenings with St Peter’s PCC was held on Monday 24th April. 36 people attended. As decided by the PCC, Paul Grout had been invited to make a further presentation to the church following the preliminary discussion with the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC).

After the last discussion meeting in November, the PCC had requested advice from the DAC. A site meeting was held in March with representatives, including the Archdeacon, from the DAC and representatives from the PCC: Jill Shaw, Sue Mellor (PCC), Richard Simpson (Fabric Committee) and Paul Grout (Church Architect).

Paul Grout (Church Architect) presented preliminary drawings detailing how we might develop plans to improve access and facilities for people with disabilities. He stated that the initial plans had been drawn up after the very helpful  meeting with the DAC. The plan includes reconfiguring the screen to allow for a new WC for disabled people, and welcome area.

Notes of the meeting are available in the Dallam chapel.

The next discussion evening will be in the autumn.


Parish News, May 2017. New!

Diocese of Carlisle: 

Churches Together in Cumbria, April.

Northern Inter-Schools Christian Union (NISCU) South Lakes, Spring 2017.

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