News and Support during Pandemic


Links to digital copies...

To be updated.




The Diocese of Carlisle has created a new website page on Communications resources  – very helpful during this pandemic. Click on

Some of the national church’s digital resources for prayer and worship which they recommend are:

  • ‘Time to Pray’ app– everything you need for Prayer During the Day, with variations according to the day of the week and season of the Church’s year. Download for free.
  • Daytime prayer and Night prayer service audio– building on the existing daily prayer feed, this includes daytime prayer and night prayer for each day .
  • Live streaming services from churches–  the website  now lists hundreds of churches offering livestreams of services from across the country.
  • The BBC’s Daily Service and Sunday Worship– radio programmes for regular listening … click here for Daily and click here for Sunday worship.

Update on Welfare Coordination Hubs and Shielding

Cumbria County Council has now established the 6 new COVID-19 welfare support hubs to provide targeted support for those at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19). The County Council has been working closely with District Council, CVS, Cumbria Community Foundation, community and voluntary sector, private sector and military to establish arrangements in each district area to coordinate the supply of essential food, medicines and supplies.  Further information can be viewed here: Update on Welfare Coordination Hubs and Shielding

Peninsular Providers

A list of the traders who will deliver goods, etc is attached: Peninsular Providers

The Lantern Community Hub  has reopened and is operating in line with Government guidelines for our area. Michael is available to coordinate supplies and information, and spends time there every day.  He says, “The Lantern is here for you in case of need. The phone number may be called anytime”.