27th March 2020
UPDATE FROM CHARLIE DAY
Firstly, my apologies for not being in touch sooner. What a couple of weeks it has been. More or less straight after the high of the fun run we were plunged into the crazy situation we find ourselves in. However, as we now adjust to the “new normal”, we’ve managed to put together the Fun Run report.
A HUGE thank you to all of you for your part in the Fun Run, we couldn’t have done it without you. What a day it was and there were so many encouragements to take from it. We managed to raise over £1000 for the work in the Furness area which is amazing, but more than that we have had volunteers come forward to start a support group but also volunteer in schools which is just brilliant. As I’ve said before, this was always far more than a run. This was always about ensuring that Christian schools work continues in the Furness area so that young people can be introduced to Jesus and decide for themselves what they want to believe in.
Again, thank you so much for all you did, church reps, please do share this with your congregations.
Thank you all so much, stay safe and hopefully we’ll see you in the not too distant future!
25th March 2020
COVID-19 – A STATEMENT FROM THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
The Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close
We are seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We must distance ourselves from one another and prevent the spread of infection in order to save lives.
Therefore, as well as public worship being suspended, all church buildings in the Church of England are now closed.
Our worship of God and our care for each other continue but cannot be done in our church buildings.
21st March 2020
Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels
Lynne Matthews is in need of driving volunteers to help with the delivery of the Carelink Meals on Wheels. Some of her regular helpers are over 70 years old and so are unable to help at the moment. if anyone can help. Lynne’s number is 07776 218834.
Meals are delivered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. You don’t have to be able to commit to a regular time slot, it’s also helpful for Lynne to have a bank of reserve drivers that can help out from time to time.
21st March 2020
Update from Charlie Day
Charlie was due to give a report on his work with NISCU at church this Sunday. As he can no longer be with us in person he has produced this video report for us.
Please do pray for NISCU and other children’s workers as they adapt to the fast-changing situation resulting from the coronovirus pandemic and rethink their goals and strategies in these challenging times.
20th March 2020
BBC Radio Cumbria
The Diocese of Carlisle is working closely with BBC Radio Cumbria and presenter Richard Corrie as the station provides weekly ‘virtual’ services to be broadcast across the county. The worship will be broadcast between 8am and 9am and will be available on Am, FM, Freeview channel 721 and online. People can listen online here.
20th March 2020
A Message from Bishop James
‘Let’s care for others, show that the church remains at the heart of our communities and keep calm, rooted in our Christian faith’.
Watch the Bishop of Carlisle’s video message to people across Cumbria in light of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
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