Welcome to the Parishes of St Peter and St Thomas

Services for Sunday 25h August 2019

St Peter’s Heversham

8.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP).
9.30 am: All Age Worship.
               After this Service, Prayer Team members are here 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.

St Thomas’ Milnthorpe

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 23rd, 10.00–11.30 am: Coffee Morning at St Thomas’.

Saturday 24th, 8.00 am: Prayer meeting at St Peter's. Everyone welcome.

Tuesday 27th, 11.30 am: Service for Healing and Wholeness at St Peter’s.

Friday 30th, 10.00–11.30 am: Coffee Morning at St Thomas’.

Saturday 31st, 8.00 am: Prayer meeting at St Peter's. Everyone welcome.


Next Sunday, 1st September

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


New Hymn Books for St Thomas’

We are going to replace the old hymn books with a bright new version of
Hymns Ancient and Modern – Songs for Refreshing Worship (pub 2013)
at the 30% discounted price of £8.75 per copy.

If you’d like to make a donation towards the purchase of the new hymn books,
perhaps in memory of a loved one or just to help meet the cost,
please contact one of the Churchwardens ~ John Ricketts or Val Robson,
or the Treasurer, Jim Robson.

View the new hymn book.


Recycling for Good Causes at St Peter’s and St Thomas'

St Peter’s and St Thomas' will take part in Recycling for Good Causes as
part of our Harvest celebrations. Please save and bring any of these items.

  • Jewellery and watches – in any material, broken or working,
    including cases if available.
  • Currency – British or foreign, coins or notes, current or old
    (for St John’s Hospice).
  • Mobile phones – in working order or broken.
  • Cameras – old film, digital, video (broken or working,
    with cases if poss).
  • Stamps – loose, single, used, albums, first day covers,
    special issue envelopes, foreign or British
    (all to be donated to St John’s Hospice).
  • Electronic gadgets – sat navs, iPods, MP3 players, games consoles,
    games and accessories, laptops, tablets – all in working order or broken.
  • Old spectacles and sunglasses without cases (for Vision Aid Overseas).

Collection times and places to be arranged ~ 'Keep Collecting!'

Recycling for Good Causes website.


St Thomas’ Harvest Shopping Trolley

The shopping trolley is in St Thomas’ until Harvest for collection of food for the local food bank. We accept:

  • tinned fruit and vegetables
  • tea, coffee and sugar
  • cereals 
  • long life milk and fruit juice
  • tinned meat and pies
  • toilet rolls, soap, washing up liquid, soap powder
  • rice, pasta and pasta sauces
  • tinned puddings, rice and custard.

Milnthorpe Area Food Bank website.


Pop in for free tea, coffee and toast

on Wednesday 4th September, 8.45–10.00 am at St Thomas’

As the new primary school term begins, will you be breathing a sigh of relief or
feeling a little bit sad and bewildered as your little one sets foot in a big new
exciting world? Either way, pop into St. Thomas’ Church, Milnthorpe,
for a free cuppa and toast or biscuits to help you start the term.
Get to meet the other Mums and Dads or catch up with old friends.
We will be here … see you then!


St Peter’s PCC: Discussion Session

Sunday 8th September after the 9.30 am Service

St Peter’s PCC invites all members of the congregation to join a
short, open discussion session. It's a chance to hear about the issues that the
PCC is working on and to raise any issues, suggestions and concerns.


Local Methodist Preacher’s Official Commissioning: an invitation

Sunday 8th September, 4.00pm in Stricklandgate Methodist Church.

From September, Peter McCabe, local Methodist preacher, will be assisting
David Stretton in preaching and pastoral ministry.
Our congregations are welcome to come to his official commissioning.


Happier, healthier villages

Wednesday 11th September 7.30–9.00 pm in the Levens Institute.

Explore how our villages can become even better places to live.

An opportunity to learn more about making our communities even stronger
and meeting changing local needs. Representatives from
Cumbria County Council will join others to help us explore:

  • data about our population in the villages around the Kent Estuary
  • the techniques and approaches that communities can use to
    develop their health and resilience
  • the support that the local authorities and NHS can offer communities
    to help them thrive
  • initiatives that are underway or planned around the area
  • new ways of working from within the local authority and Public Health.

The meeting is open to everyone in the area around Arnside, Storth, Beetham,
Milnthorpe, Heversham and Levens.
It's hosted by the Kent Estuary Mission Community Development Group.


NEW! Parish Fellowship

Sunday 15th September (and subsequent third Sundays),
6.00 pm (meal) and 6.30 pm (Service) at St Peter’s

Parish Fellowship is a time for praise and prayer, teaching and fellowship in a
friendly and informal setting. It’s an opportunity to deepen our fellowship
within the three parishes, but of course the doors are open to everyone.

Join us at 6.00 pm for a light Jacob’s Join beforehand.


Chocaholic Night!

Sunday 22nd September, 6.00–7.00 pm at St Thomas’

A night for all 11 to 14-year-olds to enjoy games, puzzles, fun, faith and chocolate!


Change of date for the Harvest Supper at St Thomas’

The Harvest Supper will now take place on

Saturday 28th September, 6.45 for 7.00 pm at St Thomas’

Tickets: adults £7.00, children £3.50, at Friday coffee mornings, from Val Robson or Linda Cooper.

The Harvest Festival keeps the same date ~ Sunday 29th September.


God for All Vision Refresh ~ suggested daily prayers

100 days of prayer for God's Kingdom here in the County of Cumbria.
This week we are asked to include in our prayers:

  • Thursday 22th – for the resourcing of ‘God for All’ and all members of the team
  • Friday 23th – for the National Evangelisation Team and ‘motivating the million’
  • Saturday 24th - for Thy Kingdom Come and for the leadership of the Archbishops
  • Sunday 25th for Bishop James and Bishop Emma and their leadership of mission
  • Monday 26th for those leading Fresh Expressions of Church
  • Tuesday 27th for our own opportunities to offer leadership
  • Wednesday 28th for the time to have ‘eyes to see’
  • Thursday 29th for the gift to see all that God is doing in our lives
  • Friday 30th for the guidance to know God in our community
  • Sunday 31st for the understanding to hear God’s word in the mouths of others.

2020+ Vision Refresh ~ themes for suggested daily prayers for the 100 days.
After the 100 days of prayer will be 100 days of listening.


Latest newsletters

Parish News, August~September.
Diocese of Carlisle, Thursday 8th August.
Churches Together in Cumbria, August
Northern Inter-Schools Christian Union Summer newsletter


Notices for next Sunday

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