Our churches are open. Come and join us for Worship
We are holding services in our churches once again.
On the first Sunday of every month:
9:15 A Service of Morning Worship at St John’s in the Hall, Cleator Moor 11:15 A Service of Holy Communion at St Michael’s in Arlecdon
Second Sunday of the Month
9:15 A Service of Morning Prayer at St Paul’s Frizington 11:15 A Service of Holy Communion at St Leonard’s Cleator.
Third Sunday of the month.
9:15am A Service of Holy Communion at St John’s in the hall, Cleator Moor 11:15 am A Service of Morning Prayer at St Michael’s Arlecdon
Fourth Sunday of the month
9:15 A Service of Holy Communion at St Paul’s Frizington 11:15 A Service of Morning Prayer at St Leonard’s Cleator
A joint parish service of Holy Communion at 10:30 at St Leonard’s Cleator
Guidelines for worship
In the light of the continuing impact of Covid and rates of infection we are putting the following guidelines in place in respect of our gatherings for worship:
- Please continue to wear a mask to services unless you have a medical exemption.
- Please sanitise your hands on entering the building.
- We are so pleased to announce that singing will resume but we will sing with our masks on.
- Please continue to sign in on our paper register or using the QR code.
- We will sign the peace to one another rather than by using a handshake.
- We will continue to sit at 1 metre distance from those not in our household or close bubble.
- Communion will be in one kind only. Different churches have different plans for the distribution. At St Leonard’s you will be guided by the wardens to the front of the church. In St John’s, St Paul’s and St Michael’s, please remain in your seats and communion will be brought to you.
- We will not be offering refreshments after the service for the time being.
- If you are feeling unwell or have been in close and prolonged contact with someone who has tested positive for covid we would be grateful if you would refrain from attending worship until such a time as you have had a negative PCR or LFT.
If you have any questions about these guidelines do not hesitate to get in touch with Rev Nicki.
Morning Prayer on Tuesday’s at 8:30 on Zoom
Our weekly Morning Prayer service on Tuesdays at 8:30 on Zoom will also continue and you can access these either through an internet device or through your landline telephone. Please contact Rev. Nicki if you are interested in taking part.
Every 1st and third Monday in the month, Holy Communion at St Leonard’s Cleator at 10:30
Every Tuesday morning Holy Communion at St Paul’s Frizington at 10am.
Every Wednesday Morning Holy Communion at St John’s in the Hall Cleator Moor at 9:30
Is it just me or is life getting busier? It seems that there are fewer times to just stop and be still. As life becomes busier, the challenges we face increase, we all need times to take a deep breath….
Every week we will be gathering on line for a contemplative time of prayer which we are calling ‘And Breathe’. A time of quiet. A time to allow your soul to catch up with you. A time to come into God’s presence…and Breathe…’
A typical meeting will involve a time of welcome and greeting, a Bible reading (and or a reading from another source, possibly a poem), a short reflection, some music and a period of meditation (about 20 minutes) and then a time to chat and share at the end of the meeting. The whole meeting will last for about 45 minutes. Anyone is welcome to join us.
We are hoping to restart these sessions in person as well as online. If you would like to take part please do contact Rev Nicki to find out how you can join in.
As the national situation in terms of responding to the pandemic is quite fluid, these arrangements may be subject to national and locally implemented changes. Please do check in with either Rev Nicki, or any of the church wardens, if you have any queries about whether services in the church buildings will be taking place on any particular Sunday.
Do get in touch if I can be of any help or support at this time ….
A prayer from the New Zealand Prayer Book for People Facing Great Uncertainty
God of the present moment,
God who in Jesus stills the storm
and soothes the frantic heart;
bring hope and courage to all
who wait or work in uncertainty.
Bring hope that you will make them the equal
of whatever lies ahead.
Bring them courage to endure what cannot be avoided,
for your will is health and wholeness;
you are God, and we need you.
Children and Families activities and services
We are delighted to announce that we are restarting Crosslacon Messy Church. It will be taking place every 2nd Sunday at 4pm in St John’s in the hall.
Our times together last about an hour and are action packed with games, challenges, stories, craft, songs, prayer and a reflection time
Forthcoming Messy Church:
- 10th October
- 14th November
- 12th December
- 9th January 2022
Baby and Toddler Time
Every fourth Sunday at St Paul’s at 4pm. There will be toys and games, crafts and activities, stories and songs. Do come along and join in.
Forthcoming Baby and Toddler Times.
- 26th September
- 24th October
- 28th November
- 23rd January 2022
Worshipping in Older Adult residential settings
In September we began a monthly service in Wyndham Manor (the first Wednesday of every month at 2pm) and Stafford Court (the first Tuesday of every month at 2pm).Due to physical distancing requirements these are now cancelled but they will be reinstated as soon as we can. In the meantime, our friends in Wyndham Manor and Stafford court are very much in our thoughts and prayers and we are looking forwards to seeing you as soon as we can
Each month friends from the different churches across our Coast to Fells Mission Community will be taking turns to lead and facilitate the service.