Church notices

Welcome to the Parishes of St Peter and St Thomas

Services for Sunday 20th January 2019

St Peter’s Heversham 

9.30 am: Parish Communion.
               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 refreshments after the Service.

St Thomas’ Milnthorpe 

8.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP).

11.00 am: All Age Worship and Sunday School.
                You’re welcome to stay for refreshments after the Service.

This week in our parishes

Friday 18th, 10.00–11.30am: Coffee Morning at St Thomas’.

Saturday 19th, 8.00 am: Prayer meeting at St Peter’s. Everyone welcome.

Monday 21st, 10.00 am: Open the Book at Milnthorpe Primary School.

11.45–2.00 pm: Flame International Prayer Meeting at The Old School.
                          Val will be with us, with information about the next Mission
                          in February to South Sudan and the refugee camps
                          in Uganda. Invite your friends and anyone interested.
                          Drinks provided. Bring your own sandwiches etc.
                          More info from Anne Wickerson.
                          St Peter's supports Flame International.

7.00–8.30pm: Discipleship Course at St Thomas’, led by Annie Garden.
                       The fifth of ten meetings. Theme: Giving.

Tuesday 22nd: 12.30–2.00 pm: Community Drop In at The Old School.
                                                   Soup lunch and optional activities.

Wednesday 23rd: 4.00–4.30 pm: Parish News ready for collection at St Thomas’s.

Thursday 23rd: Parish News ready for collection at St Peter’s.

Friday 25th, 10.00–11.30am: Coffee Morning at St Thomas’.

6.30 pm: Shared meal and worship at M:Hub.
               Do come along to this opportunity for all denominations in
               our churches to share together in a Jacob’s Join meal
               followed by worship and prayer using this year’s
               resource booklet produced by Christians in Indonesia.

Saturday 26th, 8.00 am: Prayer meeting at St Peter’s. Everyone welcome.

Next Sunday, 27th January

8.00 am: Holy Communion (BCP) at St Peter’s.
9.30 am: New Fourth Sunday Service with a speaker from Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF).
11.00 am: Parish Communion with Sunday School at St Thomas’

St Peter’s Directory update

You may remember that, several years ago, we produced a booklet with the contact details of most St Peter’s people, to make it easy for us to get in touch with one another. The booklet is confidential to church members, not left on show in church, and not available to anyone outside St Peter’s.

We need to update it. If you would like your info to be in the new Directory and haven’t received an emailed form, please take a paper one from the Dallam Chapel, fill in your details (one entry per household) and put it in the box as soon as possible.

Queries to Ellie.

Licensing of our new Priest-in-Charge

Sunday 3rd February, 5.00 pm at St Thomas’ Church, Milnthorpe.

The Licensing of the Reverend Bryan Kerr as Priest-in-Charge of the Parishes of
St John's, Levens, St Peter's, Heversham and St Thomas’, Milnthorpe.

This is an exciting step in the life of our three churches and you are all welcome to come along.
So that we can get to know a little bit about him before he arrives...

Bryan has sent this personal statement.

I'm very much looking forward to February and starting ministry in the parishes.

I was born and brought up in Omagh, a county town in the western part of
Northern Ireland. I came to faith in Christ at the age of fourteen
through the ministry of my local church.
By my late teens, I was considering God’s call to church ministry.

I studied Theology at Queen’s University, Belfast and then Trinity College, Dublin.
I was ordained in 1996 to serve as curate in St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen.
After that, I served in two rural incumbencies in Co Fermanagh in south-west Ulster.
I also have been part of mission teams to China and Serbia.

I married in 1999. Sadly the marriage broke down in 2015.
I have two daughters, Hannah, twelve, and Rachel, ten, who are my pride and joy.

My last parish position was Dean and Rector of Dromore Cathedral, Co Down.

I support Liverpool FC and enjoy reading and table quizzes,
and I need to find time for walking to keep fit.

I’m looking forward to meeting the people of Levens, Heversham and Milnthorpe,
and living and ministering in the area.

Revd Bryan Kerr, new Priest-in-Charge

Baking for the Licensing Service

Now is your time to shine, ladies and gentlemen!

We’d like to serve tea and cake after Bryan’s Licensing Service so let’s show him what brilliant cake bakers you all are.

Any cake will be welcome, from your showstopper to the humble tray bake. All we ask is that you take home with you any cake that does not get eaten and also your cake tin. Start Bakin’!

Thank you once again for all your hard work and support … we’re nearly there! Val.

St Peter’s PCC jottings

Notes from the meeting on Monday 14th January.

The items of business included: 

  • An initial look at the accounts for 2018, showing a surplus of c £2,500 before paying the agreed tithe – which will leave us with a deficit of around £3,500.
  • Preparations for the Licensing of Revd Bryan Kerr on Sunday 3rd February.
  • An update on emerging plans and activity from the Mission Community Development Group.
  • Agreement to revise the original proposals for the changes to the entrance and toilets in the light of the consultation and to go out to tender and start the application for a faculty. The revisions
    • replace the external glazed door with one part way into the porch, so that there is still a draught lobby but reducing the visual impact, and
    • enlarge the disabled toilet by removing the proposed cupboards.
  • Apply for a faculty for the necessary replacement of rainwater goods on the north roof and for re-pointing.
  • A review of Christmas services (any more comments to Jane Fell or Richard Simpson).
  • Launch of the Exhibition Working Group (any other volunteers contact Peter Clarke).

The draft minutes are available in the Dallam Chapel or from Peter Clarke.

Latest newsletters

Parish News, December 2018–January 2019

Diocese of Carlisle, Thursday 10th January

Churches Together in Cumbria, December.

Kent Estuary Youth Website.

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

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