Church Notice Sheet – 7th October


All events are held in Ulverston Parish Church, unless St John’s is indicated:

Sunday 7 October

  • 8:30am Morning Prayer
  • 10:30am Harvest Festival
  • 6:30pm Café Church

Monday 8 October

  • 11am Funeral of Kathleen O’Neill
  • 7pm Bellringing practice

Tuesday 9 October

  • 8:45am Alpha course

Wednesday 10 October

  • 8:30am Morning Prayer
  • 10am Toddler Group
  • 7pm Baptism Prep

Thursday 11 October

  • 10am Holy Communion

Friday 12 October

  • 8:30am Morning Prayer
  • 10am Coffee & Chat with speakers at 11:15am and lunch at noon

Sunday 14 October

  • 8:30am Holy Communion
  • 10:30am All Age Worship & Thanksgiving
  • 12:30pm Baptism
  • 3pm Harvest Evensong at St John’s
  • 6:30pm Café Church

6-14 October

  • ‘Flash Mission’ team in Ulverston
  • Non-stop Bible reading Mon-Thur

Friday 12 October

  • Coffee & Chat PLUS Lunch

Saturday 13 October

  • Men’s Breakfast 8:30am

Sunday 14 October

  • Harvest Evensong 3pm at St John’s

Saturday 20 October

  • Bishop’s Teaching Day, Lecture Theatre 9:30am

Thursday 25 October

  • Prayers for the Parish 7pm

Saturday 27 October

  • Home Communions, meet 9am in church

Sunday 4 November

  • All Souls services 8:30am & 10:30am
  • Welcome Tea in church 3:30pm

Monday 5 November

  • Men’s Pint Night 8pm

Wednesday 7 November

  • Parish Fellowship 2pm

Saturday 10 November

  • Effective Listening training 10am

Sunday 11 November

  • Remembrance services



You may find it helpful to download and view or print out this overview of activities, courses and social events up to June 2019.


A reminder that the team are with us until Sunday 14. They will be fitting in with our usual activities and available to speak or meet people. The cover to cover bible reading, based in Cornerstone, continues until Thursday lunchtime. Please sign up to read, slots available on the chart kept in Cornerstone, and come and listen! Any last minute offers of accommodation, please speak to Alan or Nicola in the office. Please pray for the team: Andrew, Carole, Lyn, Dave, Bernard, Christopher, Maureen, Eva and Gordon and give them a warm UPC welcome!


Our short series on the grace of giving concludes today at our Harvest Thanksgiving. Our Harvest Offering will again be going to the Bishop’s Appeal to support farming projects in Malawi and South Africa. If you want to contribute, please use the white gift-aid envelopes.

Giving in Grace programme:

7th October – Grace and Thanks (2 Corinthians 9:6-15)

COFFEE AND CHAT PLUS Following Coffee & Chat at 11.15am on Friday 12 October, members of the Open The Book will present a passage of the bible. Followed by a lunch of main course and dessert.  Please sign up at the back of church or contact Marilyn Fell, Mary Jones or Louise Taylor.


All welcome at 8:30am in the Centre for a cooked breakfast and fellowship on Saturday 13 October. Please confirm attendance to John Svatins by Thursday 11 to ensure you are fed!


This year, Bishop James will provide an in depth look at ‘What is Human?’ Please see the flyers and sign up sheet at the back of church. The Ulverston session will take place on Saturday 20 October in the Parish Centre. If anyone can help with set up and serving drinks, please speak to Alan.


A course introducing the listening ministry and learning active reflective listening skills. Saturday 10 November, here in church from 10am to 4pm. £10pp, bring a packed lunch, refreshments provided. Please book via the office and speak to Martin Sekasi for more details.


All are invited to #FXCUMBRIA on Saturday 10th November. There will be experiences, conversation, questions, some answers (!) and a lot of innovation, inspiration and encouragement. Held at Stoneybeck Inn, Penrith, the event is split into two parts, first the day event, a Pioneer evening event and on the Sunday  a Mountain Pilgrims Experience. For details visit:

fxcumbria.html and take a flyer from the back of church.


We are very grateful for the ten years’ service which Adrian Turner has given to the Church as Treasurer. Now that Adrian has decided to stand down from this role, we will be looking and praying for his successor. Please speak to Adrian or to Anthony Muckelt (Assistant Treasurer) about this.


While we are without a Youth Minister we could do with help in transporting the interns to Thwaites on the first Friday evening of the month and from  Broughton on Thursday evenings. If you are able to either give a lift or lend your car, please let Alan or the interns know.


Congratulations to Glyn Shephard, who was licensed as a Reader at Carlisle Cathedral yesterday. Glyn will be taking over from Alan as Chaplain to the Ulverston Air Cadets, which will be a key part of his new role. We also give thanks for the ministry of our other Readers – Steve Parkinson, Janice Eadington, Marilyn Fell, Eric Barker and Tom Cox – and pray for Jen Cox as she continues her training.


Unfortunately, following the recent interviews, we were unable to make an appointment. Please continue to pray as we review the situation and decide the next step.


Linda Barton will be retiring at the AGM in January of Churches Together in Ulverston. Please speak to her if you are interested, there are 5 meetings a year, further details from Linda.


We are making a display of handmade poppies for Remembrance Sunday. These can be knitted, crochet, fabric, paper or card but not greater than 4 inches diameter. There will be a box at the back of church for any items.


Thank you to all of you who prayed for the work of Jigsaw during the latest typhoon. The storm passed to the north of Manila but we are asked to continue praying for those affected. I have produced two new designs of greeting cards, now on sale. The photographs are of Sizergh Castle and gardens and Rydal beck at Rydal Hall. Thank you for supporting Jigsaw’s work with the poor. Rita Parkinson