Welcome to the Parishes of St Peter and St Thomas

Services for Sunday 24th November 2019

8.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP).
9.30 am: All Age Worship..
               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.

St Thomas‘ Milnthorpe

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

6.00–7.00 pm: 11–14 Group at St Thomas’.
                 An hour especially for young people. Bring and Share tea ~
                 bring something good to eat and we’ll share it around!
                 Food, fun, silly games and a bit of the Bible too.

This week in our parishes

Friday 22nd, 10.00–11.30 am: Coffee morning at St Thomas‘.

Saturday 23rd, 8.00 am: Prayer meeting at St Peter‘s. Everyone welcome.

Monday 25th, 10.00 am: Open the Book at Milnthorpe Primary School.

5.00 pm: Christmas Choir rehearsal at St Peter’s (see notice).

Tuesday 26th November, 10.00 am: Healing and Wholeness team meeting at John and Lesley's home.

11.30 am: Healing and Wholeness Service at St Peter’s.

12.30–2.00 pm: Community Drop In at The Old School.
                 Soup lunch and optional activities/ table top games.

Wednesday 27th, 7.00 pm: Taizé Service at Christ the King Church, LA7 7PS.
                                  Refreshments afterwards. Everyone welcome.

Thursday 28th November, 10.00 am–12.00 noon: Flu and a Brew’. at St Thomas' (see notice)

Friday 29th, 10.00–11.30 am: Coffee morning at St Thomas‘.

2.00–3.00 pm: ‘Meet the Family’ at St Thomas’ (see notice).

Saturday 30th, 8.00 am: Prayer meeting at St Peter‘s. Everyone welcome.

NEXT SUNDAY, 1st December 2019

8.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP) at St Thomas’.
9.30 am: Parish Communion at St Peter’s.
11.00 am: Parish Communion and Sunday School at St Thomas’.
4.00 pm: Advent Carol Service at St John’s,
             with celebration of Revd Annette’s ministry (see notice).

St Peter’s Choir for Christmas

Rehearsal on Monday 18th November, 5.00 pm at St Peter’s.

We will sing at St Peter’s Christmas Eve Carol Service again this year.
If you’re interested, please contact Heather Paynes.

Flu and a Brew

Have you had your flu jab? If not, come and have it done on

Thursday 28th November, 10.00 am–12.00 noon at St Thomas’.

Open to anyone eligible and registered with Park View Surgery
or Stoneleigh Surgery.
Have a free jab, then enjoy a brew, home-made cake and a natter.

Advent discussion group ~ Meet the Family

Friday 29th November, 2.00 pm at St Thomas’.

The first of three Advent discussions led by Revd Bryan Kerr,
looking at the ancestry of Jesus as recorded in Matthew chapter 1.
We'll focus especially on

  • God's Old Testament promises
    • to Abraham
    • to David and
    • at the time of exile
  • how they are answered in Jesus and
  • what they mean for us today.

Everyone welcome from our three churches.
Next sessions: Fridays 6th and 13th December.

Advent Carol Service

Next Sunday 1st December, 4.00 pm at St John’s, Levens LA8 8PV

Revd Annette Miller, who ministers amongst us, was licensed on Tuesday 22nd October as Associate Priest within the three parishes. We will have an opportunity to publicly celebrate this and pray for Annette’s continued ministry during this Service. You are all welcome to come.

 Boxes of Hope

Thank you to everyone in our churches and community for the wonderful donation of shoeboxes packed full with Christmas gifts for children in Romania. A total of 51 shoeboxes passed through St Peter's Church and 36 shoeboxes passed through St Thomas' Church. This was a very generous response.

Volunteers wanted at St Peter’s:

If you’re willing to help with either of these, please contact Tom Grindey.

Coffee Rota.

We need volunteers for the coffee team in 2020. We aim to limit duties to six times per year if we have enough people. We have a dishwasher.

Christmas Eve candles.

Help is needed to light candles at the Christmas Eve Carol Service at St Peter’s. Wands (lighters) provided.

St Peter’s PCC Jottings

The PCC met on Monday 11th November.

Items of business:

  • Agreement to set up a small group to work with Sophie Hodge on developing a stewardship initiative.
  • Confirmation of the next steps towards the repair work on the north roof and wall, which will be the first call on our capital reserves.
  • Noted: the submission of the faculty application in order to progress the improvements to access and facilities.
  • Agreement upon a framework that will be used to shape our congregational giving.
  • Noted: the launch of an engagement process about the concept of an exhibition.
  • Endorsement of the refreshed Mission Action Plan and the Vision for St Peter’s.

The draft minutes are on display in the Dallam Chapel or available from peter Clarke.

Latest newsletters

Parish News, November.
Churches Together in Cumbria, October.
Diocese of Carlisle latest updates, Thursday 21st November
Northern Inter-Schools Christian Union Annual Report 2019Autumn newsletter

Notices for next Sunday

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