Lynn Treneary visit - March 1

Thanks to Lynn Treneary, our link missionary with CMS, for visiting and letting us know more about her work in South Sudan. Click HERE to read her latest newsletter giving information about some of the projects we support in Maridi.

St Paul's Pooley Bridge - Celebrating 150 years

Thank you to everyone who attended and / or helped with the various events held in July to mark the 150th anniversary of St Paul's Church in Pooley Bridge; keep praying that the church can play a useful and active role in the community for another 150 years!

St Paul's 150th Anniversary

 more anniversary celebration pictures

The annual joint coffee morning of St Paul, Pooley Bridge and St Michael, Barton was an excellent way to get the 150th anniversary celebrations of St Paul's church underway. Over £1000 raised including gift aided contributions!

The Ceilidh, expertly called as usual by Chris Bland. High energy spinning, stylish waltzes, 'Strip-the-willow' ...

Performance by the Jubilee Singers

John Archer - Magic, comedy and a little ukelele

And the Celebration Church Service complete with Confirmation

Here are some shots from the Church4All services held at St Paul's over the summer - the over-arching theme being 'Celebrations' in honour of the 150th anniversary of the church. Each service looked at one celebration from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament. If you weren't there, can you figure out what celebrations or teaching points are being made in these photos?

St Michael's Barton - Re-pointing work and new website

If you have passed St Michael's recently you will have noticed that the scaffolding has been removed. The new website explains the work that was carried out : https://barton-church-ullswater.uk/

Uganda fundraiser - September

Vicar's retirement peregrination

September 30th, Rev David Wood's last services in the benefice. A super day for Rev Wood and various others to walk to each of the 5 churches starting from All Saints, Watermillock at 9am in Watermillock and finishing with Harvest Evensong in Martindale. Not many did the entire walk but plenty did at least parts of it and others joined in for the short services in each church. Refreshments at appropriate times kept everyone going and the day concluded with the annual harvest supper which also served as a celebration in honour of Rev Wood's service to the benefice during his time as incumbent. Thanks to all who provided food and to local artist S Vind for the amazing painting of the 5 churches.

Christmas coffee morning

Thanks to all who helped with or attended our 1st December coffee morning. Total raised was £870.


Christmas carol singing at Tirril raised £282 for TEAR Fund and the Crib Service at Barton and Christingle at Pooley Bridge generated £854 for the Children's Society. Many thanks to all who supported these event and sincere appreciation to all who provided and arranged the wonderful Christmas flowers and decorations in all of our churches.

Christmas Day 2018 - Church4All in Pooley Bridge

Opening the service with an action prayer  

An action opening prayer led by the young people. Then they unwrapped the huge box to reveal a set of 26 Christmas crackers. The congregation pulled the crackers to reveal the letters A to Z as well as the usual cracker contents. We found Christmas words starting with each letter that lead us through the key points of Jesus' birth.

Carols, Christingles and Cakes - December 30

Christingles made and lit

More Christmas pictures