Welcome to Ullswater Churches
Online book of condolence
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Queen and her family after the death of Prince Philip on Friday. If you would like to add to the Church of England's national online condolence book you can scan the QR code below or click HERE.
Here for each other
As we continue to move through the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions don't forget to keep praying; and if you need simply to talk or a little practical help click here.
Next Sunday (April 18)
Holy Communion - 10:00am - St Paul's, Pooley Bridge Led by Nicola Reynolds. For the risk assessment click below or watch our short video.
Video showing some of the precautions.
Holy Communion - 10:30am - St Peter's, Martindale This will be a communion by extension led by Alan Wright. You can read through the risk assessment for Martindale churches below.
There are online and broadcast service options listed below - scroll down to see them. Stay safe and keep praying!
Our Bible study group on Wednesday evenings is nearing the end of our series taking a 'big-picture' view of the Bible. The format is : chat, watch a video, discuss, pray. It lasts a little over an hour and we are continuing to meet via ZOOM. Everyone is welcome even if you have not joined us previously.
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.
New vicar settling in
Thank you to Cyril for the photo of Ven Lee Townend at our Remembrance Sunday Service. Please keep praying for Lee and Liz as they have added parish ministry into an already busy role as Archdeacon.
There are plenty of other service options and resources available online :
Facebook users - follow the : Church of England Facebook Page
Or the new : Ullswater Churches Facebook Page
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.