Welcome to North Ullswater Churches
In-person service this coming Sunday - July 12
Morning prayer - 10:00am After everything seemed to go smoothly with masks, seating distances and projected words last Sunday we will have a second service on July 12. This service would normally be at St Michael's, Barton but will take place in St Paul's, Pooley Bridge as all precautions are already in place. The service will be more liturgical as is common for the services at St Michael's. Everyone is welcome (until we are full!) If you would like to see the risk assessment for this service read the document below or watch our short video.
Click here to view the risk assessment
Video showing some of the precautions.
Wednesday 7:30pm - our weekly Bible study is now going fairly successfully via ZOOM. We are at the beginning of a series on Philippians. The meetings start at 7:30 pm and last 45 minutes to an hour. All are welcome. (send email to ullswaterchurches to request the link)
If you are not sure how to use ZOOM, please get in touch and we can work out a way to talk you through the setup.
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. The regular 'Grapevine' newsletter is set to resume shortly. You may also want to visit www.barton-church-ullswater.uk .
And you can even use our new online giving platform to make your offering.
There are still a wide variety of Church service options and other resources 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
Other services and links from Cumbria - email if you would like more information :
10.30 am Morning Worship from Patterdale Rectory
11 am Morning Worship from Skelton Rectory
Resources for rural communities from the Arthur Rank Centre : Together apart
Our Parishes ...
.. the four parishes of Barton, Pooley Bridge, Martindale and Watermillock 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.