Deanery Ascension Day Service

Ascensiontide News: 21st May

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

Thursday 21st May, 7.30pm
Deanery Ascension Day Service

To join the Ascension Day service via zoom, click the blue button below, or listen by calling any of these numbers at 7.30pm:

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

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

The Order of Service is available here.

Join Ascension Day Service
Kent Estuary Mission Community at Prayer - 22-29 May
Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is an international prayer initiative during the days between Ascension and Petnecost. 

The Kent Estuary Mission Community invites you to join together in prayer Mon-Fri at 5pm from Friday 22nd onwards.

Join 5pm Prayer Service
Free Christian resources

To download any of these resources, click on the book's title or image.

  Children's Book: Hanging out with Jesus

Pip, one of the disciples, retells the adventures he had while hanging out with Jesus in this fun, quirky yet informative story from the master storyteller Bob Hartman.

  Free Children's Resources from Authentic

Various resources such as colouring-in pages, stories and activities for your kids to keep them entertained during lockdown.

  Full Book: A Shelter in the Time of Storm

Paul David Tripp brings fifty-two meditations on Psalm 27 to instruct and encourage us to worship God through the ups and downs of life.

God Takes Our Worries - A free Bible session for families

At such an anxious time, children can worry about what is happening in the world.  God Takes Our Worries is a simple way to work through this with your children, leading them gently through the Scriptures and into the peace of God even in the midst of turbulent times such as this.


Links to online events

Bishop's Ascension Day Reflection

Bishop James will be broadcasting live at 2pm on Thursday 21st May with an Ascension Day reflection.

To view this, click on the Diocese of Carlisle Facebook page.


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.

News Feature

Where is God in a world left grief-stricken and terrified by coronavirus?

You might be interested in this article in the Belfast Telegraph about Christian apologist and scientist, Professor John Lennox. 

His new book, featured in the article, is available here.

Free Book
Big Picture Bible Crafts


Easy-to-Make Crafts to Help Children See the Big Picture of the Bible

This book is filled with 101 reproducible crafts suitable for children ages 3–10, each depicting a character, event, or object connected directly to a story in the Bible. 

The book's publishers, Crossway, have made it available to families as a free download.



The latest edition of The Way is now available for download.

It cannot be delivered in the usual manner at this time.

Download THE WAY

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