27/02/19 Update on heating installation at St Catherine's. We are still waiting for the new system to be connected to the mains supply, which cannot be undertaken by anybody other than official suppliers.
Lent - Ash Wednesday 6th March 2019 with Holy Communion and the Imposition of Ashes at St Paul's lrton at 7 pm
The Lent course this year is inviting us to explore the life of Christ depicted in the scriptures and in art. We will be using material prepared by St Martin's in the Field, London to discover how artists have been inspired to depict Christ's life and what their insights might show us about our own journey as we seek to follow in his footsteps.
Course Dates and Locations
|Wednesday||13th March||7.30 pm -9.00pm||The Rectory, 2 Smithy Banks. Holmrook|
|20th March||7.30 pm - 9 pm||The Rectory|
|27th March||7.30 pm - 9 pm||The Rectory|
|6th April||7.30 pm - 9 pm||The Rectory|
|13th April||7.30 pm - 9 pm||The Rectory|
|Thursday||7th March||2.00 pm - 3.00 pm||Waberthwaite Village Hall|
|14th March||2.00 pm -3.00 pm||Waberthwaite Village Hall|
|21st March||2.00 pm -300 pm||Waberthwaite Village Hall|
|28th March||2.00 pm -3.00 pm||Waberthwaite Village Hall|
|4th April||2.00 pm -3.00 pm||Waberthwaite Village Hall|
Lent Lunches Around Black Combe
It is intended to run the Lent Lunches again this year as they are enjoyed and supported by many people who like to take the opportunity of coming together and raising funds for charity.
|March 13th||Bootle Rectory||12 noon|
|March 20th||Bootle Chapel||12 Noon|
|March 27th||Silecroft Village Hall||12 Noon|
|April 3rd||Bootle Rectory||12 Noon|
|April 10th||Silecroft Village Hall||12 Noon|
|April 17th||Corney||12 Noon|
Friends from around the Benefice are welcome at all these events.
Programme for Holy Week (15-19th April)
Bootle: Compline, a quiet service of night prayers 6pm
Muncaster :Compline 7pm
Whitbeck: Compline 6pm
Muncaster: Stations of the Cross 7pm
Whicham: Tenebrae, a service of readings, prayers and silence 6pm
Muncaster: Tenebrae 7pm
Bootle: Holy communion and Stripping of the altar 10 am
Kirkstanton Village Hall: Passover Celebration 7 pm (numbers required for catering, please let Angela know if you would like tickets)
Muncaster: Holy Communion with Vigil 7pm
Bootle: An hour at the Cross 2pm
Muncaster: an Hour at the Cross 2pm
Bootle: Decorating the Cross in Church from 11 am
Starting in September there will be an opportunity to explore four key areas of engagement for Christians: Baptism, The Bible, The Eucharist and Prayer. Over four weeks we will look at each area in turn to help build up a clearer picture of what it means to be a Christian.
If you are interested in finding out more contact Gill on firstname.lastname@example.org
There are many different kinds of partnerships that we may enter into over the course of our lives, from marriages to businesses arrangements; some short-term others life-long. What they all have in common if they are going to achieve their agreed goal is mutual respect about what each partner brings to the relationship. The Church cannot claim an unblemished record in Education but it has also, throughout its history, done a great deal to positively foster learning. The Church provided the first free schools in this country and that commitment to education being available for everyone remains the foundation of the partnership we enjoy locally between the Church and Church Schools today. Recently the Church of England has produced a document entitled Vision for Education. This document is not just for those involved with Church Schools but is intended to contribute to a much wider conversation within our society. What should education for life in the 21st century look like?
Not surprisingly, for a Church Vision Statement at its centre is the promise Jesus made, that he had come to give us ‘life in all its fulness’. The vision unpacks what this abundant life might look like for people in Britain today by focusing on four goals for education which it suggests will equip people to live well. It says that education should be;
• for wisdom, knowledge and skills
• for hope and aspiration
• for community and living well together
• for dignity and respect.
This ‘vision document’ is being very positively received both in Church and state schools throughout the country. It articulates what many good teachers believe and is finally affirming the importance of what they do, by creating the bigger picture in which education debates can be understood.
In the coming months both the Church and our Church Schools hope to be able to engage in a conversation with our local communities about what excites us about teaching and learning today and what values our communities believe important enough to pass on to our children to equip them for life both now and in the years to come. Gill