Privileged to be a (civil) servant

Sir Joe Pilling, civil servant

Sir Joe Pilling shared his experiences as a civil servant with a rapt audience at a sold-out Moving Mountains supper on Friday at St George’s. He talked about the challenges of holding high government office as a Christian but said that, all in all, it had been a privilege. You can download or read a summary of … [Read more…]

A little Lent reading

Lent Issue

The March edition of our Parish News is now out and available just in time for Lent, to read or download here. In this month’s edition read the report of the PCC’s discussion about Mission. And, it being March, see if you can spot a nod to both St David and St Patrick!

Prayer for Christian Unity

Christian Unity

This week’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity runs from 18 January to 25 January. The theme is ‘That All May be Free’. So that you can share in prayer going on through Britain and Ireland this week, we have put a special prayer for Christian Unity onto our Prayer Space page here. Churches Together … [Read more…]

New-style Lent Group for 2018

Lent Group

The details of this year’s Lent Group at St George’s have just been announced, entitled The Bible – A Love Story and led by Maureen Stevens. Choose from Wednesdays evenings from 14 February or Thursday afternoons from 15 February to come and explore the story of God’s relationship with us. Anyone who would like to join … [Read more…]

Make a little time in Advent

Advent is such a hectic time but such an important time for preparation and prayer, too. We’ve just posted a short Prayer into our Prayer Space on this website. Perhaps you could use it every day in December to help you take a moment to breathe, wait for God and remember what all the fuss … [Read more…]

From commemoration to celebration

There’s a change from the more usual nativity image on the cover of our Dec/Jan magazine. Preparing this edition shortly after Remembrance Sunday and reflecting on that last Christmas of WW1 influenced the choice. Inside you’ll find information about the book ‘A Life In Letters’ which Andrew Knowles used as a focus at our Remembrance Service. … [Read more…]

Lots of training coming up next Spring

CCL training course

Cumbria Christian Learning have just published their programme of training for Spring 2018 and it’s designed to offer something for everyone, wherever they are on their spiritual journeys, including workshops on topics as diverse as Social Media Training for churches to Developing Quality Relationships from a Christian perspective. Some sessions are in Kendal and others … [Read more…]