FUNdraising events

Maintaining the valuable historical heritage of the Church needs considerable fundraising efforts. Below are some of the ways in which church members and others in the local community have supported our ongoing restoration projects.

Feb 2021 --- Bible Stories in the Garden

Ulverston Parish Church is inviting you to come and explore a Bible story trail in the stunning church gardens. Old Testament heroes and Jesus’ life events will pop up around the grounds as a series of visual clues… can you identify which story is which?
Listen to, or read the stories using an interactive QR code.
Do you have a toy that doesn’t mind the rain? “God told Noah to take pairs of every kind of animal, insect and bird on to the ark to keep them safe from the flood.” Yes – we have an Ark!
Bring your (or your pet’s) stuffed, plastic, rubber, metal or homemade toy to place on Noah’s Ark ramp! Bring it with you, or drop it off at the church office anytime! Don’t forget to put your name & telephone number on it so we can return it to you! Over the month there will be nine installations to appear. Everyone is welcome to take part in the trail or to simply enjoy the peace and beauty of the church gardens.

Dec 2020 --- Festive Fare

Funds were raised from the sale of Festive Fare through Poppies Cafe (take out) in Ulverston on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons during the first three weeks of December!

Nov 2020 --- Virtual Makers Market

FUNdraising for our Church Restoration Mission continues despite lockdown and social distancing rules. Sales of produce from our makers market together with money raised from previous events bring our total almost up to a whopping FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS. Enormous thanks to all involved.

July 2020 --- Face masks

Church mice have been making face masks! Available In different colours and patterns are now located in the back of church for a donation to the Restoration Mission. 

May 2020 --- Makers Market during lockdown

UPC Fundraising March Cooking Class and the Maker’s Market have raised £1,946.48 in the first quarter of 2020! In an effort to maintain impetus, we still have some goods available for purchase, even during lockdown! 

Coarse & Regular Cut Seville 
• Orange Marmalade (£ 4 for 2lb jar,  £2.50 for 1.5lb jar, or  £1.25 for 1/2lb jar)
• Vicarage Vinaigrette (£10.00 for a 750ml bottle or £5.00 for a 450ml bottle)
• Note Cards (£2 for 1 card or £10 for 6 cards)        

All items can be ordered by email from Kristen, for pick up at UPC office. (Delivery may also be arranged)

April 2020 --- Flag Fortnight

Church families helped to create a banner for the Restoration Mission to be placed in front of the church office, in preparations for the flag fortnight.

March 2020 --- Easter Egg Trail

UPC Easter Eggs were painted by Catherine Saunders as part of the virtual Canal Trail. Log in to Face Book to see UPC & town Easter Eggs

March 2020 --- Chef'a Table

This event was sponsored by Chef Steve and Team from Poppies Café & Bistro, Poppies suppliers Irvings Butchers, Lake District Lobster & Seafood Co. and Brocklebank’s Greengrocer. The event was once again brought to a next level by Mark Callaghan, of Jester for Jesus, who enabled tonight’s ‘big screen’ viewing!

Nov 2019 --- Church Mouse Trail

A variety of Retailers and Restaurants around town hosted our church mice in their window displays, offering a lot of fun and enjoyment for children and families to track them all down.

The mouse trail helped to raise awareness of the Retoration Mission as well raisng support for the Restoration Fund.

Oct 2019 --- Festive Food & Fizz

Poppies chef and owner, Steve Hartley, donated his time to present an evening of cooking demonstrations and festive food tasting. The Parish Centre was packed with folk from the church fellowship and the local community. They wanted to know more, and taste more! It was FUN to see how the food was created. There was a great rapport with Steve the chef, who happily shared his experiences and knowledge.

Sept – Dec 2019 --- Makers’ Market

A variety of items made with love or donated by church members were displayed for sale at the back of church as a FUNdraising event, from 15 September until Christmas