Welcome to Ullswater Churches
Christmas and omicron!
We are aiming to keep our Christmas events and services Covid-safe and according to national guidelines. If you are getting frustrated, need a chat or a little practical help click here to get in touch.
For times or locations of carol services etc. go to the calendar page.
Coffee morning - Dec. 4
Thanks to all who helped with the Christmas coffee morning; everyone enjoyed the chance to chat and we raised close to £800.
Next Sunday (Dec. 12)
Holy Communion - 11:00am - St Michael's, Barton This service will be lead by Ven Lee Townend.
Our Bible study group on Wednesday evenings is continuing to work through a course called Simply Jesus with video talks about various gospel passages from NT Wright. No need to have the book of the same name to join. The format is : chat, watch the video talk, discuss the questions, pray. It lasts a little over an hour. At the moment some of us meet in person and others join via ZOOM. Everyone is welcome even if you have not joined us previously.
There are online and broadcast service options listed below - scroll down to see them. Stay safe and keep praying!
Please make use of the contact page if you would like pastoral support from the churches at this difficult time or have enquiries on local church matters. You may also want to visit www.barton-church-ullswater.uk.
And you can even use our online giving platform to make your offering.
Other service options and resources available online :
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Please keep praying for our community, country and world. The prayer below is from Bishop David of the Diocese of Europe.
Almighty and All-loving God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we pray to you through Christ the Healer for those who suffer from the Coronavirus Covid-19 across the world. We pray too for all who reach out to those who mourn the loss of each and every person who has died as a result of contracting the disease.
Give wisdom to policymakers, skill to healthcare professionals and researchers, comfort to everyone in distress and a sense of calm to us all in these days of uncertainty and distress.
This we ask in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord who showed compassion to the outcast, acceptance to the rejected and love to those to whom no love was shown.
And this prayer has been composed for Cumbria :
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
Our Parishes ...
.. the three parishes of Barton, Pooley Bridge and Martindale lie South-West of Penrith within easy reach of the M6 and A66 at Junction 40 as well as the West Coast main line and are grouped around the northern end of Ullswater.
We welcome ...
... everyone; special provision is made for children and young people within our monthly cycle of services and we particularly invite visitors to the area to come and join us during their holiday time in Cumbria.
We want ...
... to grow as the Lord’s people in this place, recognizing the privileges and responsibilities we have in Jesus the Messiah. We are working to recognize God’s gifts in one another and to utilize and develop these gifts. We believe that by His grace, God has called us to be part of the ‘new heaven, new earth’ plan that he has for his creation and we try to work out our part in that project.