February – March 2021 newsletter

FEBRUARY / MARCH 2021 Dear Friends It was unfortunate that our planned Christmas Service in church on the afternoon of Sunday 20th December coincided with the news of increased Covid-19 infection rates in our area. Only our five elders managed to attend the short service taken by Margery but the absence of other members was […]

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October – November 2020 Newsletter

Dear Friends  I sincerely trust that we are all managing to cope with the long absence from meeting together to worship in Church.  We had hoped that, in this edition, we would be able to announce a starting date for resuming worship in line with the wishes of the majority of our members who had […]

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May – June Newsletter

Dear Friends In our last edition I began by reviewing all the activities planned in a busy run up to Easter. Regrettably only the World Day of Prayer Service and the recording of Reform Magazine took place. The rest were postponed by the restrictions imposed because of the Coronavirus pandemic. No public worship, no meetings.  […]

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November – December 2019 newsletter

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2019 Dear Friends Our visit to the NW Synod Meeting in October was something of a bittersweet experience. Synod was held at Carver Uniting Church, Windermere. This was our first visit since attending the Service of Thanksgiving fat the closure the URC Windermere Training Centre, the home of many inspirational training courses […]

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November – December 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends At the beginning of October, the first Get-Together of the South Missional Partnership churches was held at Hollinshead Street URC, Chorley, kindly organised by Daleen ten Cate, the Lancashire Mission & Discipleship Mentor. Each church was invited to speak for 5-7 minutes about their current mission projects. Chorley spoke about ‘Hollies’ charity shop […]

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January – February 2018 Newsletter

Dear Friends We wish all our members and friends a Happy and Prosperous 2018! Last January, I wrote about the carol “Good King Wenceslas” which I had heard on the radio just once in the long build up to Christmas. It seemed quite some time since we last sung it. I suppose it is not […]

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September – October 2017 newsletter

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2017  Dear Friends I was pleased, along with Margery, to be able to attend the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of the Windermere Centre held at Carver URC on 15th July.  The Rev Stephen Thornton, who first conceived the idea of the Centre, the three successive Directors – Rev Graham Cooke,  […]

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November – December 2015 Newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2015 Dear Friends, Sadly I was unable to attend the NW Synod meeting at Greenmount URC, Bury in October, which was disappointing, not least because I had done my homework and studied the Book of reports beforehand. However, I did receive two extra things from Synod which have also occupied […]

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July / August 2015 Newsletter

PASTORAL LETTER JULY-AUGUST 2015 Dear Friends In the many Newsletters we receive from other churches, I often admire the quality, variety and content of many of the Pastoral Letters they include and read with interest the messages and challenges they contain. Without having any news about a change in our vacancy situation, and as the […]

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