Church Notice Sheet – 9 June 2019


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

Sunday 9 June

  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 10.30am Explore Together
  • 10.30am Civic Service St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church
  • 3pm Holy Communion at St. John’s
  • 6.30pm Empower

Monday 10 June

  • 7pm Bell-ringers

Wednesday 12 June

  • 8.30am Morning Prayer
  • 10am Toddlers
  • 7pm Post Alpha Group

Thursday 13 June

  • 10am Holy Communion

Friday 14 June

  • 10am Coffee and Chat

Saturday 15 June

  • 11.30am Wedding
  • 2pm Wedding

Sunday 16 June

  • 8.30am Morning Prayer
  • 10.30am Holy Communion
  • 12 noon Men’s Ghyll Scramble
  • 6.30pm Café Church


Prayer Ministry is available during and after the 10.30am service


Thursday 13 June

7-9pm Parenting Course Taster Session

Monday 17 June

2pm Prayer 4 Youth

Friday 21 June

10am Coffee and chat

  • 12 noon Coffee and chat plus lunch

Saturday 22 June

  • 8.30-11.30am Understanding the Old Testament course (4 week Course)

Sunday 23 June

  • 12 Noon Ladies walking group

Saturday 29 June

  • 10am-4.00pm “Aliens at Home” parenting course
  • 2pm Madi’s Ordination (Carlisle)



Vision is for children in school Y5 & Y6 and is held in the Parish Centre Basement every Wednesday during term time, from 3:15pm. Please see Hannah Fishwick for details.

Energise is for those in school Y7-11, held on Tuesdays during term time at 7:30pm in the Parish Centre Basement. Please see Alice Barrett for details.

Encounter is for those who are 16 to 18 years old and meet on Tuesdays at 7.30pm every other week. See Hannah Fishwick for details.


Brian Bull will be leading a series of interactive presentations for anyone who would like to get to grips with the Old Testament and gain more benefit from reading and studying its stories, poetry and prophetic writings. With a light breakfast at 8.30am. For more details contact Brian Bull or sign up at the welcome area.


Mission Communities are being set up across the county of Cumbria as a key component of ‘God for All’. They are to maintain a Christian presence in every community and to ensure that everyone is able to hear and respond to the good news of Jesus Christ, despite clergy and other resources becoming more thinly spread. There are likely to be 20-30 Mission Communities in total.

The Furness Mission Community (MC) will cover the same geographical area as the Furness Deanery. Within this large MC, there will be three mission areas, centred on Millom, Dalton and Ulverston. Ulverston Parish Church has been designated the ‘resourcing church’ for the MC, and will continue to be the hub for our work with children, young people and their families. The Youth Minister and Children and Families Minister are diocesan posts, funded from the Parish Offer. This is one reason why the UPC parish offer is one of the most generous in the diocese. Madi Simpson, our incoming Curate, will be based at UPC and Alan will be her training minister, but she will serve across the Deanery/MC.

If you have any questions about the Furness Mission Community, please speak to Alan, or to one of our Deanery Synod reps – Matt Topping, Hannah Fishwick, Joyce Benson or Cath Livesey. 


A growing number of Christians have found that they have had to deconstruct and reconstruct their faith. Either the certainties they have grown up with do not hold any more, or they find that there is a missing dimension. In ‘Devotional Classics’, Richard Foster argues that the Christian faith has five great traditions – Contemplative, Holiness, Charismatic, Social Justice and Evangelical – and that we need to experience all these traditions if we are to have a balanced vision of faith and life.

With this in mind, we are having a Café Church series during June and July on Devotional Classics. We will be looking at six Christian mystics and theologians from past centuries whose insights have withstood the test of time and have something fresh to say to our day and age:

  • 16 June – John of the Cross and purifying the soul
  • 23 June – Brother Lawrence and practising the presence of God
  • 30 June – Theresa of Avila and the interior castle
  • 7 July – Ignatius of Loyola and the spiritual exercises
  • 21 July – Catherine of Siena and the bridge to God
  • 28 July – Francis of Assisi and the little flowers


Rob Hayes has donated a box of books (theology, Christian biography, fiction, Lake District) and is asking for donations to the church. 50p for paperbacks and £1 for hardbacks. They will be available at the back of church.


Parenting teenagers: a course to encourage and equip parents for the most difficult job in the world.

Taster session Thursday 13 June 7-9pm

Course day Saturday 29 June 10am-4.00pm

To be held in church, lunch and refreshments provided. To book a place email the church office:


  • 16 June Men’s Ghyll Scramble
  • 22 June Getting to Grips with the Old Testament over Breakfast
  • 23 June Ladies Walk and Dip
  • 29 June Madi’s Ordination
  • 4 July Baptism’s by the lake
  • 7 July Bring and share lunch for Madi and family
  • 12 July Coffee and Chat lunch
  • 20/21 July Men’s Weekend
  • 20 July Family Walk
  • 11 Aug Men’s Climbing


We are planning baptisms and a barbecue at Coniston Water on Thursday 4 July at 6pm. If anyone is interested in being baptised this time, please speak to Alan Bing or Hannah Fishwick.


The confirmation service this year will on 14 July and will be led by Emma Ineson, the new Bishop of Penrith, and will happen during Café Church. Two firsts! If you’re interested in being confirmed, please speak to Alan Bing or Hannah Fishwick.


We are looking for someone to host our new intern for the coming year. If this is something you are considering please speak to Alan.

P4Y (Prayer 4 Youth)

A monthly prayer meeting to pray for children and young people. All welcome, Mondays 2pm as follows:

  • 17 June Parish Office Ulverston
  • 15 July Network Centre, Millom.


We are delighted to announce that Ruth Hutchings, currently Youth Worker at Christ Church, Chineham, has accepted the post of Youth Minister for Furness and Ulverston. She will be moving here in late July – in time to join the group going to Soul Survivor. Please give thanks for this appointment and pray for Ruth as she prepares to join us.


Madi’s new address is, Trinkeld Vicarage, Main Road, Swarthmoor, ULVERSTON, LA12 0RZ.

If you would like to go to Madi’s ordination please see Helen Huck for the sign-up sheet for lift sharing.