September Services, St Mary’s Allithwaite
6th September – 8.30am – Morning Service
13th September – 4pm – A reflective Service
20th September – 9.30am – Holy Communion
27th September – 9.30am – Morning WorshipRegular Sunday Services during the month have now all been suspended until further notice.
Every Sunday – BCP Holy Communion
1st Sunday – Service of the Word
2nd Sunday – Holy Communion
3rd Sunday – All age Worship
4th Sunday – Holy Communion with Healing Ministry
The occasional 5th Sunday – could be anything! Often a joint service with Flookburgh Church.
Our Sunday School meets during the morning service on most Sundays apart from All-Age Services.
Please check the timetable and events listings for changes to this pattern and for any special services.
In addition to our services, we come together as a church family to pray every Saturday from 9.00am to 10am and Wednesdays at 7.30pm to 8.30pm. We have a monthly prayer sheet which informs members of the Church family of specific prayer needs.
In term time we meet every Monday at 9am for School Collective Worship
St. Mary’s offers baptism services for babies, children and adults. These take place at our main morning 10.45am service. Those who are thinking about having their children baptised should contact Rev Rachel Stavert who will be delighted to explain the process.
Congratulations! You’re welcome to marry in church whatever your beliefs, whether or not you are baptised and whether or not you go to church. And, marrying in church has never been easier thanks to a change in the law which means you now have more churches to choose from.
For such a special day, we offer a special place – St. Mary’s is a lovely and holy place for you to commit yourselves to each other. All you need to help you plan a personal, meaningful, spiritual and beautiful church wedding can be found here. It is also essential to contact Rev Rachel Stavert as early as possible to help you through the process.
For information about burials, please email: [email protected].
Services, St Mary’s Allithwaite
This Sunday 27th September we will meet in church at 9.30am. We’ll be welcoming members of St John’s Flookburgh to this Joint service at Allithwaite, which will be led by Steve Bell.
Sunday October 4th will be at 9.30 am and will be our Harvest service led by Steve Bell.
Sunday October 11th will be at 4.00 pm, an informal creative service led by Jenny Leahy.
The pattern of having 9.30am services (except the second Sunday of the month when it will be 4.00pm), will probably continue at least for the moment, with special provisions for Remembrance Sunday.
Useful contacts to remember and pass on:
Pastoral needs, concerns, offers etc to be sent to Isabel Davey [email protected]
As a church we do still want to reach out to people in the name of Christ. This terrible pandemic is a vital opportunity to show the love of God in practical ways.
A leaflet and a poster have been created, and I attach them here. If you can, please print a copy for yourself so you know where to refer anyone who wants help etc.
Poster – St Mary’s offering help: Poster – St Mary’s Allithwaite offering help
Leaflet – St Mary’s offering help: Leaflet – St Mary’s Allithwaite offering help
“Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore.” [1 Kings 4:29]
For more information on ‘Churches Together’ visit the website: cartmelpeninsulachurches.org.uk where you can upload information to publicise what is happening in your part of the peninsula.
A Reflection on the Resurrection of Jesus
Attached is an inspiring and beautiful reflection on the Resurrection using words and images, created by Revd Jim Bruce. Stations of the Resurrection
Baptisms, Weddings and funerals:
In case anyone asks you about these, the latest information today from the Bishop of Carlisle is: “In his address to the nation last night, the Prime Minister confirmed that all places of worship are to close and that baptisms and weddings are not to take place.
Meanwhile in line with newly-published national Church of England guidance, funeral services must not be held in Church of England buildings in Cumbria. These can only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside with only immediate family members there (if the crematorium allows) – that is, spouse, parents and children – and social distancing must be maintained”
The House group studies various topics, there are prayer and worship. Being a member of a House group provides a wonderful opportunity to: grow, make friends and share social occasions. If you would like to try out the House group experience or just find out more about them please email the secretary: [email protected]