this week

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Christmas preparations are already in full swing, and I imagine that you are fully caught up in a whirl of tree decorating, Christmas shopping, trips to Santa’s grotto ….

Here in Crosslacon Parish we’d love to be part of your Christmas celebrations and welcome you to some of our special Christmas Services as you prepare for Christmas day.

This Sunday, 4th December at 4pm in St Paul’s Frizington, we have our Shepherd’s Christingle. Some of those who live in Frizington may have noticed the odd sheep appearing in the shop windows in Main Street. Apparently, our local Frizington shepherd has lost some of his sheep and would welcome any help she can get in locating them – there are twelve in all. If you have time, why not give her a hand and then come along to hear all about what that shepherd has been up to. We will also be celebrating the first of our Christingles. This is such a special service for children as we get to explore what Christmas means with oranges, candles and sweets. What’s not to like?

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On the 11th December at 11:15am St Leonard’s would like to invite you to an all age Christmas communion service.

If you are looking for that special home made gift, why not come along to our Craft for Kids at Christmas event on Sunday, 11th December at St John’s in the Hall, Crossfield Road, Cleator Moor at 4pm? There’s tons of stuff to make and create, as well as an opportunity for the kids to meet up with friends old and new. Christmas stories, songs and snacks will be provided. It’s our Second Sunday event for Families.


Calling all would-be angels, shepherds, sheep, little wise people …. On Sunday, 18th December at 4pm we are holding a Nativity Christingle at St Michael’s Church Arlecdon and would love to welcome any additional members for our group of shepherds, our sheep, our Angelic Choir, and another little wise person couldn’t go amiss either. No need to rehearse … just turn up in costume!

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To top it all off we have our Posada Christingle on Christmas Eve at St John’s at 3pm (Saturday, 24th December). Again, there’s another opportunity to join our ‘no rehearsal Nativity play’ as well as getting to see the preview of the film of Mary and Joseph’s journey around and about Cleator Moor and Cleator. Why not get your Christmas day celebrations off to a really special start as we gather for this candle-lit service?

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And for the grownups – kids are welcome too! – we have a couple of carolling events:

Community Carols in the Adams Hall on Wednesday 14th December at 6pm. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served!

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On the 18th December at 6pm St Paul’s Frizington would like to invite you to that most special of Christmas services – Carols by Candlelight – an opportunity to pause and take stock and enjoy hearing that well-known but amazing story that lies at the heart of Christmas.

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There’s another opportunity to sing carols at the community carol event at Jubilee Rooms in Cleator on Wednesday, 21st December at 6pm.

If your child would like to take part in any of our no rehearsal Christmas nativity plays, just get in touch with Rev Nicki.

We look forward to welcoming you to any or all of our services over this Advent and Christmas season.