Cockermouth Area Team Opening Times

Parish Office
South Street
CA13 9RU
Opening Times
Cockermouth Area Team
9.30 am to 4.00 pm
9.30 am to 4.00 pm
9.30 am to 12.00 noon
Tel: 01900 829926
An Answering Machine will take
[email protected] messages at other times.
If you require any photocopying this can be done by either
leaving the details of how many and what size, stating which
church it is for or if it is personal, in the letter box of Christ
Church Rooms or by calling in during office hours. Any work
left will be done on Friday morning ready for
Please send items for future notice sheets to the:
Parish Administrator (Sue Lake) to be received by
Wednesday noon.
Parish Web site:
Praying and Working together to share the
Light of Christ
Today’s Services 19th October 2014
Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
Readings: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
& Matthew 22:15-22
All Saints
9.30 am
Morning Prayer & Baptism
152, 435, 498 & 167
Is the place to visit for details about the 4 churches in the team
and to check the rotas and Parish Diary. Please don’t forget to
check the rotas each week for any amendments. If you can’t do
your duty please telephone the office BEFORE THURSDAY to
let us know.
We welcome the family and friends of Olivia Rose Irving to
her baptism today.
Services for Sunday 26th October 2014
Christ Church, Cockermouth
8.00 am
All Saints
9.30 am
4.00 pm Cottage Hospital Service
10.45 am
Holy Communion
Holy Communion
Holy Communion (Crèche available)
Christ Church, Great Broughton
Christ Church, Cockermouth
8.00 am
Holy Communion
10.45 am
4th Sunday Service and Baptisms
10.45 am
Holy Communion & Baptism
We welcome the family and friends of Daisy May Graham
to her baptism today.
St Bridget’s
Christ Church, Great Broughton
10.45 am
11.00 am
Holy Communion
The teenage Christian youth group for the
parish (all Year 7 and above welcome)
meets Sunday 19th October 2014
St Bridget’s
11.00 am
Morning Prayer
Our stocks are low on these items this week
Our Appeal for this week:
Fruit Juice UHT 1 ltr,UHT Milk (not skimmed)
&Tinned Meat
Parish Clergy
Adrian Thompson
01900 821288
[email protected]
Day Off Monday
Pastoral Counsellor
Elizabeth Brough
01900 823117
[email protected]
Licensed Lay Ministers
Chris Albon
Ann Peate
Lucy Thompson
Andy Walsh
01900 826125
01900 829616
01900 821288
01900 823895
Holy Communion & Sunday School
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
If you can, please stay for coffee after the service
which will be served in the Church at All Saints,
St. Bridget’s and at Christ Church, Cmth; it’s a
good opportunity to meet and chat together.
Christ Church Rooms
7.45 pm - 9.15 pm
For further details please contact Jeremy or Julie
Hastings on 01900 821094
Cockermouth Area Team
Memorial Service
at All Saints on
Sunday 2nd November
at 3.00 pm
This service is an opportunity for those who have been
bereaved to come along and share in a service of
remembrance. It is also open to anyone who would value
the opportunity to give thanks for the life of someone
they have known. There will be an opportunity within the
service to light a candle in their memory.
Christ Church, Cockermouth
10.00 am Holy Communion on a Wednesday morning
will now only take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the
month until Further Notice. The next Service will be
Wednesday 12th November.
DIARY for week beginning 20th October 2014
Monday 20th
9.45 am What sort of SHAPE are you? (The Garden
11.30 am House, Rose Cottage, Lorton Road)
10.00 am Prayers at Ten (All Saints)
12.00 noon Age UK Friendship Group (St Bridget’s)
Wednesday 22nd
7.45 am Parish Call to Prayer (All Saints)
1.00 pm Bridekirk Baby Club
3.00 pm (St Bridget’s Church Room)
7.30 pm Kirkgate Home Group (45 Kirkgate)
7.30 pm Belle Vue Home Group
(7 Belle Vue, Papcastle)
8.00 pm Slatefell Home Group (5 Gable Avenue)
Saturday 25th
10.00 am 4th Sunday set-up (Christ Church, Cmth)
All Saints' Gift Day and Renewal of Giving
We will shortly be sending out letters to the
congregation and the wider community inviting people to
contribute to our Gift Day and to review/renew their
existing contributions to the work of the Church.
On Saturday 1st November the Church will be
open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. to welcome
people and receive gifts and tea/coffee will be available.
Did you read about Baby P, the Jimmy Saville
affair, Rolf Harris’ offences, the abuses at nursing homes
such as Hillcroft and the exploitation in Rotherham and
wonder how it could ever have been allowed to happen?
As a Church Community we need to do our best to ensure that we can support victims of abuse and ensure that
we do not create an environment where unsuitable people can have opportunities to work with vulnerable
Carlisle Diocese has recently introduced a
rigorous process to ensure anyone working with
children or vulnerable adults – even in a voluntary capacity is appropriately appointed (as happens in schools and
other groups). Over the next few weeks we will be ensuring everyone currently in this position has completed the
process and making good any gaps.
In addition there is free training, developed by NSPCC,
available to support people working in these roles – this is
essential for anyone currently working with children and
vulnerable adults in our churches (including all lay readers
and ministers).
All sessions run on Saturdays 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
We will need a team of stewards so if you can help please
sign the list at the back of Church. A visiting team of bell
ringers from Aberdeen will be ringing the bells too.
29th November 2014 - Cockermouth
On Sunday 2nd November at 9.30 we will be celebrating
All Saints Day (which is our Patronal Festival) with a sung
Communion Service when we will present our gifts and
offerings. Please come and support us on both days - we
would love to see you.
17th January 2015 - Penrith
Christ Church, Drovers Road, Penrith CA11 9EL
The Annual Team Memorial Service for bereaved people
in the wider parish (all four Churches) will also be held at
All Saints' Church on Sunday 2nd November at
3.00 p.m. We will offer tea/coffee/biscuits after the
Service and pastoral and prayer ministry will be available
for anyone who wishes. We would welcome help from
all our Churches with this Service - please contact our
7th March 2015 - Egremont
The Parish Hall, St Marys & St Michaels Church, Egremont
Esther is now at Durham Uni so we need a new cleaner
for the rooms. Do you know of anyone who would be
interested in 2 hours per week (£10/h) for general
cleaning duties? This could easily suit someone who is
retired or a 6th former as the days and hours can be
flexible. Please contact either:
Mary Todd ([email protected]), 01900 823784
Kris Longshaw ([email protected]) 07583737636
Christ Church, Sullart Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9RU
7th February 2015 - Kendal
St. Thomas’ Church, Stricklandgate, Kendal
21st March 2015 - Windermere
The Applethwaite Centre, St Marys Church,
Ambleside Road, Windermere LA23 1BA
25th April 2015 - Carlisle
The Fratry, Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle CA3 8UE
Please contact the Parish Office to confirm the date you
intend to attend.
Any questions? Contact Angela Walsh, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator 07504 167499
Thank you so much for your work in our Parish and for
your cooperation in meeting our
safeguarding requirements.
Many thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to
the Exhibition Celebrating Church Traditions at All
Saints' Church.
With specific responsibility for providing reception and
office cover including the efficient operation of the Hall’s
Booking System. This position is for 4 days a week
including some Saturdays.
The performance by the children of All Saints' School
Choir, the displays and the refreshments were excellent.
The church received £479.75 in voluntary contributions.
For further details and an information pack please
contact Julie Barrett (Bursar) on 015394 32050 or email
[email protected]
Saturday 8th November 2014
God’s call and our response
Wanted for Christ Church, Cockermouth
A piano in good condition.
Please see Paul Sanders if you are able to help
Christ Church Coffee Morning
in The Rooms
Saturday, 1st November
9.30 am - 11.30 am
Biscuits/Cakes, Raffle, Nearly New Books, Bran Tub,
Popular Mullion Stall, Cards including Christmas Cards.
Charity Stall: Lots of handicraft gift ideas for Children's
Renal Unit, RVI Newcastle.
Many thanks to everyone who supported Helen Faulds
enabling her team to raise £146.60 for PovertySwap
earlier this month. We raised £207.35 for church funds.
Books for our adults and children's secondhand
bookstall would be appreciated.
Coming soon………….
An Evening of Joyful Sounds and Sights at Christ Church,
Cockermouth featuring a photographic presentation of
‘The Lakeland Fells – The 4 Seasons’ and Dimension who
will sing a variety of songs for you to enjoy.
Dimension are a Christian Group from Christ Church,
Cockermouth who sing a mixture of worship and
conteporary songs.
When - Friday 28th November at 7.00 pm
Money raised to support the Christ Church Mullion
Appeal Fund.
Cancellation of Thursday 10.00 am Christ Church
Great Broughton Holy Communion Services
until Further Notice.
With the building works now started at Christ Church
Great Broughton and significant health and safety issues
being caused my movement of materials and use of
vehicles on week days, Thursday 10.00 am Holy
Communion Services will now not be held until further
notice and may well only restart on Thursday 8 January
Churches Together in Cockermouth
Design a Christmas Picture Competition
This competition is open to primary aged children with
prizes for the top three designs.
Forms are available in each church
Inspiring Stories & Helpful Information showing
opportunities in lay/ordained, informal/formal
With Bishop Robert, Rev Richard Teal
& Rev Sarah Moore
10.00 am - 2.45 pm
Sandylands Methodist Church,
Sandegate, Kendal LA9 6EU
Lunch provided: for more information and
Booking contact [email protected] or pick up a
Booking Form from your church
Cockermouth Area Team Shoe Box Appeal
Leaflets will be available at the back
of each church. Please take one and
make up a Shoe Box so that you can
bring hope and a smile to some of
the world’s poorest children this
Suggested items to include: Hat, scarf,
gloves, toothpaste & toothbrush, soap and
sponge/flannel, comb, hair accessories, soft
toy e.g. Teddy bear, tennis ball, finger puppet,
jigsaw, yo-yo, building blocks, small musical
instrument, cars, trucks, doll, pens, pencils,
felt tip pens, crayons, sharpener, rubber, colouring book,
notepad, stickers, sweets (with a sell by date to be at least
March 2015), bangles, necklaces.
All Shoe Boxes need to be returned to Christ
Church, Cmth by Sunday 16th November.
Citizens Advice Allerdale
Could Volunteering Be For You? Citizens Advice
Allerdale are in need of volunteers to join their team to
assist at their advice sessions. Drop in sessions are held in
Workington and outreach clinics throughout the locality.
You would be making a huge difference to your local
community, be part of a friendly, supportive and
committed team while enhancing your own personal
development. Feel you have what it takes to support this
vital community service?
If you would like to know more about the opportunities
available please contact Samantha at Citizens Advice
Allerdale on 01900 604735.
A letter from our Bishops re the going forward of
Mission Communities is available at the back of
each Church.
Parish Verse for 2014
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations... and
teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.
Matthew 28 v 19-20