Welcome to the Parishes of St Peter and St Thomas

Services for Sunday 19th January 2020

St Peter's, Heversham

9.30 am: Parish Communion.
               After this Service, Prayer Team members are there to chat with you
               or listen in confidence and will gladly pray with you.
               If you need prayer at any other time, contact Revd Colin.
               You‘re welcome to stay for tea or coffee after the Service.
4.30 pm: Parish Fellowship at St Peter's, starting with coffee from 4.00 pm.

St Thomas‘ Milnthorpe

8.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP).
11.00 am: Morning Praise and Sunday School at St Thomas’.
                 You‘re welcome to stay for tea or coffee after the Service.
4.30 pm: Parish Fellowship at St Peter's, starting with coffee from 4.00 pm.


What's on in our parishes

Saturday 18th: Week of prayer for Christian Unity begins.
                        For more information, visit www.ctbi.org.uk/weekofprayer.

8.00 am: Prayer meeting at St Peter’s. Everyone welcome.

12.30 pm: Funeral of Sir Christopher Audland at St Peter's.

Monday 20th, 10.00 am: Open the Book at Milnthorpe Primary School.

1.30–2.45pm: Christianity Explored at St Thomas’ (see notice).

2.00 pm: WoW meeting at Linda Cooper’s home.
               We'll receive updates and pray for
               Ellel Ministries and the Bible Society.
               Please join us if you can.
               Info will be available in St Peter's afterwards to help you to pray.
               Window on the World webpage.

7.00 pm: Discipleship Group at St Thomas'.
               Session 3 of 12: How can you say there's only one true faith?
               Discipleship Group info.

Tuesday 21st January, 7.00 pm: Christian Aid meeting at St Thomas’, Kendal
                                                     (see notice).

Thursday 23rd, 4.00 pm: Meet to bundle Parish News at St Thomas'.

Friday 24th: Parish News bundles ready to collect at St Peter's.

10–11.30 am: Coffee morning at St Thomas’.

1.00 pm: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,
             Jacob's Join lunch at M:Hub, followed by

1.45 pm: Service at M:Hub.
              Everyone is welcome.
              For more information, visit www.ctbi.org.uk/weekofprayer.

Saturday 18th: 8.00 am: Prayer meeting at St Peter’s. Everyone welcome.


Next Sunday, 26th January 2019

8.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP) at St Peter’s.
9.30 am: All Age Worship at St Peter’s.
11.00 am: Parish Communion and Sunday School at St Thomas’.


Christianity Explored

Mondays until 24th February, 1.30–2.45 pm at St Thomas’.

The second of a seven-part course open to anyone who wants to
investigate the facts about Christian faith or brush up on the basics.
Following the Gospel of Mark, it explores who Jesus was,
what he came to do and what it means to follow him.
You won’t be asked to pray, sing or read aloud,
but you can ask any questions you like.
Everyone is welcome ~ bring a friend!


Christian Aid meeting

Tuesday 21st January,, 7.00 pm at St Thomas’ Church, Kendal.

Laura Jones from Christian Aid North West will speak about this year’s campaign.
If you would like to attend, contact Margaret Barrow.
Christian Aid Week is 10–16 May, 2020.


New store needed for Milnthorpe Food Bank

Milnthorpe Food Bank has to move its food store very soon.
If you have a small room, or a space which might be suitable for us to use,
which is dry and easily accessible for volunteers, please phone 07582166564.
We deliver food to people who need it and the
food storage location is not known outside the group.


PCC Jottings

St Peter’s PCC met on Monday 13th January.

As well as the routine reports and updates, we discussed the importance of the ministry of the Wardens, PCC members and others in supporting and sustaining the collective life, worship and witness of St Peter’s.

We noted the need further to explore this with the wider congregation, particularly as we approach the elections at the APCM – which would be held on Sunday 29th March after the morning service.

Amongst other business, we agreed to:

  • pursue Annie Garden’s proposal for booklets with reflective prayer walks around the church, in the churchyard and up the Head (for more details speak to Annie)      
  • approach St Thomas’ and St John’s to start discussions about developing relationships and cooperation as part of the three parishes being a Joint Benefice
  • accept the invitation from the Mission Community Development Group to nominate two representatives to Mission Community Partnership meetings and to support the ongoing collaboration on mission across the local churches.

Latest newsletters

Parish News, December~January.
Diocese of Carlisle latest updates, Thursday 9th January
Northern Inter-Schools Christian Union Annual Report 2019Autumn newsletter


Notices for next Sunday

Email a notice to Diane.
Deadline Tuesday, 6.00 pm..