Church notices

Services for Sunday 16th December

St Peter’s Heversham 

9.30 am   All Age Worship: Chrismon symbols.
                You can ask for prayer at the end of the Service (see notice).
                You’re welcome to stay for tea or coffee, an award-winning
                Greggs mince pie and chocolates after the Service.

St Thomas’s Milnthorpe 

8.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP).

11.00 am: Parish Communion and Sunday School.
                 You're welcome to stay for tea or coffee after the Service.

This week in our parishes

Friday 14th, 10.00–10.10 am: Shoppers’ Service at St Thomas’.

10.00–11.30 am: Coffee morning at St Thomas’

2.00–3.00pm: Advent Discussion Group at St Thomas’.
                       Session 3 of 4, led by Revd Charles Ellis.
                       Everyone is most welcome to come along.

Saturday 15th: No 8.00 am prayer meeting at St Peter’s.
                        Next prayer meeting: Saturday 5th January.

Monday 17th: No Open the Book.

Thursday 20th: 2.00 pm: Communion (BCP) at St Thomas’.

2.30 pm: Tea, cake and chat at St Thomas’.

Friday 21st, 10.00 am: Outdoor Christmas Service on Milnthorpe Green
                                     (or inside St Thomas’ if wet).
                                     With Carnforth Salvation Army band.

10.00–11.30 am: Coffee morning at St Thomas’

2.00–3.00pm: Advent Discussion Group at St Thomas’.
                       Session 4 of 4, led by Revd Charles Ellis.
                       Everyone is most welcome to come along.

6.30 pm: Carol singing in Milnthorpe pubs, start in the Bull’s Head
               (see notice).

7.00 pm: Heversham carol singing, start at St Peter's Church gates
               (see notice).

Saturday 22nd: No 8.00 am prayer meeting at St Peter’s.
                          Next prayer meeting: Saturday 5th January.

Next Sunday, 23rd December

8.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP) at St Peter’s.

9.30 am: Parish Communion at St Peter’s.
               Sorry, no refreshments afterwards.

11.00 am: Parish Communion and Sunday School at St Thomas’.

Prayer ministry at St Peter's

After the 9.30 am 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 other times, contact Revd Colin.

Christmas cards at St Peter’s

There’s a tree near the coffee area where you can, if you wish,
display one Christmas card to everyone in the congregation,
and a jar if you’d like to donate to our chosen charity
the amount that you would have spent on individual cards.

Christian Aid Doves of Peace at St Thomas'

To support peace-building work across the world, Christian Aid is
encouraging us to put doves of peace on a Christmas tree.
It’s working with local partners in places of violence and conflict,
to help vulnerable people to build peace.
There’s a small tree in the Church Centre for you to hang a
Christmas or peace message on a dove or star
and you can give a donation to Christian Aid if you wish.

‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God’.

Pastoral Visitor Team’s annual Advent Carol Services

  • Friday 14th December, 2:30 pm ~ Hartland House
  • Monday 17th December, 2.30 pm ~ Plumtree Hall
  • Tuesday 18th December, 2:30 pm ~ Croftside

The team welcomes your prayers for these.

Notice from Tom at St Peter’s

Candle help needed

  • Sunday 16th December. extinguish the candles after the 9.30 am Service.
  • Christmas Eve, Monday 24th December. light candles for the 6.30 pm Carol Service.
    Wands (lighters) provided.

Coffee at St Peter’s

  • No refreshments at St Peters on 23rd, 24th and Christmas morning.
  • A big thank you to everyone on the coffee team for all their hard work in 2018 from Sue Mellor and me.
  • We need people to join the coffee team in 2019.
    There’s a dishwasher and we aim for six duties a year at most.

To offer help, contact Tom.

Carol Singing in Milnthorpe pubs

Friday 21st December, starting at 6.30 pm in the Bull’s Head,

then the Coach and Horses, and finishing in the Cross Keys Hotel.
We've been assured of a warm welcome in these Milnthorpe pubs.
With Heversham and Milnthorpe Christians Together

Heversham Carol Singing

Friday 21st December, starting at 7.00 pm at St Peter's Church gates.

Come and join in the carol singing around some of our parish
(Heversham Gardens to Dugg Hill),
bringing the message of Christmas to homes on our route
and collecting for The Children's Society and CLIC Sargent.
Everyone is welcome; we need singers (you just need to make a joyful noise!)
and collectors please, so you don’t need to sing to be involved.
Please wrap up warmly, bring a torch and reflective clothing if you have them 
~ ‘Elf 'n' Safety!’
We’ll sing for a couple of hours and finish with supper
at Yew Tree Cottage, Woodhouse Lane, to warm up!
Please join us if you can; if you can't, listen out for us!
For more info, contact Andy or Dorothy MacLeod.

Help needed at St Thomas’

Sunday 23rd December, 2.00pm

  • Making Christingles
    Joan will be grateful for all the help she can get.
    Children are very welcome to help as they are
    much better at this than the adults!
  • Decorating the church for Christmas
    Many hands make light work!.
  • Providing mince pies
    If you can donate mince pies for the Christmas Eve Carol Service,
    please bring them to church by Sunday 23rd December.

Christmas flowers at St Thomas’

If you'd like to make a donation towards the cost of flowers
in church over Christmas, please contact Val Robson.

Church Christmas card


Inside ~ Services.

Looking forward to Christmas in our parishes

Monday, Christmas Eve

4.00 pm: Christingle for all the family at St Thomas’.

6.30 pm: Candlelit Carol Service at St Peter’s.

7.30 pm: Milnthorpe Village Carol Service,
               followed by mulled wine and mince pies, at St Thomas’.

11.00 pm: Midnight Christmas Holy Communion at St John’s Church, Levens.
                 Everyone from St Peter’s and St Thomas’ is warmly invited.

Tuesday, Christmas Day

8.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP) at St Thomas’.

10.30 am: Family Communion at St Peter’s.

St Peter’s PCC notice

A place of living faith ~ witness and worship in a changing world.

St Peter’s PCC is exploring the idea of creating a permanent,
museum-quality exhibition in the church,
celebrating witness and worship here in the last 1,000 years.
The next step is to form a small working group to look at
similar projects elsewhere and develop the online plan,
ahead of wider consultation.
If you’d like to join the Working Group,
please contact Peter Clarke for more info.

Latest newsletters

Parish News, December 2018–January 2019

Diocese of Carlisle, Wednesday 12th December.

Churches Together in Cumbria, December.

Kent Estuary Youth Website.

Northern Inter-Schools Christian Union Autumn newsletter | Annual Report 2018

Next week’s notices

Notices for next Sunday 23rd and Sunday 30th December

Deadline: Monday 17th December.
Next Sunday’s notice sheet will carry a fortnight’s Services and events.
The following notice sheet will be issued on Sunday 6th January.