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All Saints Church
PCC Meeting – Wednesday 11th September at 7.30 pm. in All Saints church.
Decorate the Church – Saturday 28th September at 10.00 am. help to decorate the Church for Harvest Festival. Flowers, greenery etc. welcome, also non-perishable goods for the food bank or perishables which will be going to the Hospice as per usual.
United Harvest Festival – Songs of Praise on Sunday 29th September at 10.30 am. in All Saints church. Followed by a Bring and Share Harvest lunch. All welcome.

Dates for your Diary
The weekend of 26th/27th October - All Saints Parish Festival in All Saints church.
23rd NovemberAll Saints Christmas Fair in Gaitsgill.

Evening Services
– The Evening Services are now back to their normal time of 6.00 pm.

An interregnum is the time between the departure of the current vicar and the arrival of a new incumbent. Our vicar, the Revd. Steve Carter, is retiring on
31st August and until the Revd Ben Phillips is licensed as vicar of our United Benefice (which will be on Monday 30th September) please telephone the parish office on 07720566610 if you require the services of the clergy.
You will hear recorded instructions and if you leave a message the Parish Administrator, Mrs Helen Banks, will deal with your request as soon as possible. Please leave your name and contact telephone number and Helen will return your call. Thanks.
Please do not send emails, text messages or letters to the vicarage or try visiting the vicarage if you need an immediate response. Alternatively email
Helen Banks on
David Cowen on
Helen Banks – 077205 66610

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Hobby Drop-in Group at All Saints Raughton Head.
We meet on the 1
st & 3rd Wednesday of each month (4th September, 18th September) from 9.30 am - 11.30 am. in All Saints Church, Raughton Head.
A traditional Clippy or Proddy rag rug has been started, we now need any old woollies or woollen fabrics to cut into strips to make into the rug. Refreshments will be available. If interested or you have any queries please contact
We now have our own
Glenda Furniss – 077633 73195

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Macmillan Coffee Morning
This year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning is being held on Friday
27th September from 10.00 am. until approximately 12.00 noon.
There will be the usual array of goodies to take home (for a donation), Macmillan games and a raffle. I look forward to seeing lots of people there
It would be great if a few people could help with pouring teas and coffees, if you can then please let me know.
Kay Robinson – 016974 76463.

The investiture of our new vicar (Benjamin Guy Phillips) will take place on Monday the 30th September, in St Michael's Church, Dalston at 7.00 pm.
Ben is married to Jo(anne) and they have three children, Jack, Kate and Tom.

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Benefice of Dalston with Cumdivock, Raughton Head and Wreay
The Rev Benjamin Guy Phillips has been appointed to the above benefice.
Offices and appointments held since Ordination
2002 – 2005 Curate Cockermouth with Embleton and Wythop
2005 – 2012 Vicar Stanwix Carlisle
2012 – 2015 Chaplain Rio de Janeiro Christ Church Brazil
2015 – date Rector Streetsville Canada

All Saints Parish Festival
What? – A celebration of the life and talents within our community
When? – The weekend of
26th/27th October.
We are planning a weekend to celebrate the skills and talents in our parish. This could be displayed in various creative ways.
You might have a skill in art making, crafts, music making, creative writing, storytelling, circus skills, riding a unicycle or other hidden talents. There may be something you have made which you have enjoyed making in the past and would like to share now.
We hope to have a display of talents, art, crafts and flowers created and produced by members of this community. We seek to involve as many groups or individuals as possible to contribute to displays in church over this weekend.
If you would like to share ideas please discuss with Janet, Alison, Glenda or Margaret from the PCC.
Janet Preston – 016974 76388
Glenda Furniss – 016974 76535
Margaret Pinguey – 01228 711175

The Annual Bike Ride – Monies Raised
Thank you to all who helped to make this community event so successful. Also, many thanks to all who gave so generously and raised £301.92 for church funds. Thanks,
Janet Preston (Treasurer)- 016974 76388

Lost & Found
A glasses case (no glasses) and 2 umbrellas have been floating around Church for a while.
Any takers?

Margaret Pinguey – 01228 711175

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Churchyard Project.
We are blessed with beautiful natural surroundings that contain mature trees and wildflowers. At our recent ‘tidy-up ‘day we discussed the different tasks and ways to keep this wonderful churchyard in good order to respect the wishes of the families who have entrusted their loved ones to this place. There is often much discussion about the history, memories and stories held within the inscriptions on the grave stones too.
There are many ways to think about the care of the churchyard and we wonder if there is a ‘heart’ for some people of the community to come together to discuss these matters and form a church yard group who could maintain and develop the environmental, historical cultural and faith understandings of this place.
It seems that these Tidy-up days promote some wonderful discussion and sharing about history and interest in the natural environment.
We would welcome suggestions and support to develop a Wildlife heritage and possible Peace garden within the church yard. These ideas have been discussed with PCC and we think it is a time to open up the care and interest shown in this place to the wider community.
If you are interested or curious about this project please contact me or discuss with anyone you know involved in the church.
Glenda Furniss - 07763 372195

Plant Stall
Thank you to anyone who left plants at church last year. As you start to think about your garden for this spring. If you have any unwanted plants/bulbs these may be left at church for our plant stall.
Margaret Pinguey – 016974 76279

If anyone would like to be on the rota for reading in church, prayers, cleaning chu
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rch, locking church, flowers, please let me know.
Margaret Pinguey – 01228 711175

We still have books to borrow in church, if you
need reading matter over the Christmas Holidays.
Margaret Pinguey – 01228 711175

Food Bank
If you wish to support the North Lakes Food Bank, there is a basket at the back of church
They have given 3 days emergency food supplies to nearly 6000 people in the last year, this includes nearly 2000 children
. They also gave 25 tonnes of food to children as part of our Holiday Lunchpack for kids scheme.
Please check out the website of the North Lakes Food Bank for details. Thanks.
Margaret Pinguey – 01228 711175

Women’s Refuge
Many thanks indeed for all the acts of kindness to date. The Women’s Refuge is delighted with all the contributions this Parish has made.
In church, we continue to keep a large plastic box under the coffee table for donated items. We will continue to pass on any good condition household items that you no longer need to the Refuge. Your generosity is making such a difference. Thank you.
Elizabeth Martin – 01228 711817

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