Parish update

Sunday Special: 5th July

St John's, Levens | St Peter's, Heversham | St Thomas', Milnthorpe

Sunday Service

To join our 10.30am Sunday service via Zoom, click the blue button below, or listen by calling any of these numbers:

These are UK numbers (London and Edinburgh dialling codes) so if you have free UK weekend calls, there should be no charge.

When prompted, type the following digits using your telephone keypad:

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Regarding the reopening of church buildings for public worship, clergy and churchwardens recognise that it is not mandatory to open immediately and that not all parishioners would feel comfortable about resuming attendance straightaway.

We intend to have one church open at 10.30am each Sunday for a single service for the three parishes. This pattern will run from July 12th until the end of August and then we will review all services.

12th July St Thomas’, Milnthorpe
19th July St John’s, Levens
26th July St Peter’s, Heversham
2nd August St Thomas’, Milnthorpe
9th August St John’s, Levens
16th August St Peter’s, Heversham
23rd August St Thomas’, Milnthorpe
30th August St John’s, Levens

There is no restriction on the numbers for Sunday services, except what is physically possible to maintain social distancing. The figure of 30 max is for weddings and funerals.

We would advise those attending to observe social distancing and hand washing. Not all pews will be available, in order to observe proper distance. Hymn singing is not permitted but we hope to have suitable music played in services. 

Holy Communion will be given in one kind (bread) only, as directed by church guidelines.
Refreshments will not be offered following the service, but if parishioners wish to bring their personal coffee in flasks, that would be possible. In favourable weather we could catch up outdoors following the service.

It is hoped to continue a zoom service for those at home, either from the church service or at another time on Sunday morning as technology permits. The order of service will be available as a download each week and we would encourage people attending to bring their own copies.



The parish churches are open during the week as places for individual private prayer, as follows:

St John's, Levens: Monday 10.00am-2.00pm,
Thursday 10.00 am-1.00pm

St Peter's, Heversham: Tuesday 10.00am-1.00pm

St Thomas', Milnthorpe: Wednesday 10.00am-2.00pm

Please observe social distancing and use hand santisers when in church. Thank you for your understanding of the situation.

Suggested Hymns
Parish Prayer

A fortnightly time of prayer for each parish, for healing and particular needs, and for the community in general. You can join us, or send prayer requests.


Tuesday, midday


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Christianity Explored: Invite a friend

Christianity Explored continues this Friday - it's not too late to join us. It is an informal and relaxed seven-week video course and online discussion via Zoom. It's for anyone who wants to think about the meaning of life. It's completely free. You don't need to know anything about the Bible and you won't be asked to pray or sing. You can ask any question you like or you can just sit and listen.

Every Friday via Zoom, 1.30-2.45pm.

Join at 1.30pm Friday
Philippians: a Lockdown Letter

Join us as we explore this letter of St Paul's written from prison, the joys and the challenges he brings from his 'lockdown'.

Wednesday, 11.00 am

Video: Introduction to Philippians

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The Big Quiz:

7.00pm every Saturday

Pen and paper and a little knowledge required.

Not restricted to the three parishes only, tell a friend:

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Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
Options available include materials also available digitally by the Church of England’s Communications team such as Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer updated daily, from Common Worship, and a recording of the Church of England weekly national online service.
A section called Hymn Line offers callers a small selection of hymns, updated daily. An option entitled ‘Hymns We Love’, provides a hymn and reflection.


The Cumbria Ecumenical Spirituality Group
has issued the following prayer.

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick
and brought good news to the needy,
be with us this day.

Loving Jesus as you taught us to
'Do unto others as you would have them do to you',
be with all the medical staff this day.

Loving Spirit, your gift is healing,
Bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county,
but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

Useful numbers
Levens Good Neighbours

07908 004672

Heversham & Hincaster Contact Line

(9 to 5)

Milnthorpe Area Food Bank


  Daily Prayer

A regular pattern of prayer from the Church of England


An app to help manage your prayer life.

  Prayer Booklets

About the Outbreak

Personal Prayers

  Prayers at Home

Worship at Home

Prayers with Children


Why not print some of these resources for those unable to access the internet?

Parishes of Levens, Heversham and Milnthorpe

Part of the Kent Estuary Mission Community

St John's, Levens

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St Peter's, Heversham


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St Thomas', Milnthorpe

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Revd Bryan Kerr

The Vicarage, 
Vicarage Road,
Levens  LA8 8PY

(015395) 61448