Lent Lunches - Friday 16th March is Raughton Head’s turn (please see below).
PCC Meeting - Wednesday 21st March Wednesday 21st March
Women's World Day of Prayer - Friday 23rd March at 2.00 pm. in All Saints Church.
Church Yard Tidy-up - Saturday 24th March from 10.00 am.
Decorate Church for Easter - Saturday 31st March (please see below).
Evening Service –this Service will be at 4.00 pm.
Dates for your Diary
Sunday 1st April – Sunrise Service at 6.00 am. (please see below).
Wednesday 18th April – APCM at 7.30 pm. in All Saints Church.
Saturday 9th June – The Annual Bike Ride with a barbecue at Thackwood.
For the six weeks of Lent, there will be a nourishing Soup Lunch served each Friday in Church House, The Square, Dalston, from 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm.
Starting on Friday 16th February until 23rd March, each of the 4 churches in our Benefice takes a turn (Raughton Head’s turn will be the on Friday 23rd February and sharing with Wreay on Friday 16th March.) to provide and serve homemade soup, followed by tray bakes and tea or coffee.
So there is a wonderful variety, not only of soup, but of cheer and chat.
This year all contributions will go to our mission partners in Northern America, to support work of our mission partners.
Any volunteers and helpers will be most welcome.
Margaret Pinguey - 016974 76279
Molly Marsden - 01228 710584
Libby Smith - 01228 711583
Women's World Day of Prayer
Friday 23rd March at 2.00 pm. in All Saints Church.
Decorate Church for Easter
We will be decorating the church on Saturday 31st March, ready for our Easter Service.
All welcome to come along and help, flowers and greenery can be left in the church.
Margaret Pinquey – 01228 711175
The annual Sunrise Service will be held
in All Saints Church, Raughton Head,
at 6.00 am. on Sunday 1st April.
Warm clothing advisable, as the service
is outside, weather permitting.
This will be followed by breakfast in the church.
All very welcome.
Steve Carter – 01228 710215
Parish Magazines Subscriptions
It is that time of year again, The subscriptions of £4.00 are due for the magazine. Would you please pay your distributor. Please let them know if you do not want the magazine next year. You can also pay the church treasurer, Mrs K Robinson, Holme View, High Bridge, Dalston, CA5 7DR. Tel No. 016974 76463. Please place in an envelope with your name and address.
Cheques payable to Raughton Head PCC.
Margaret Pinguey – 01228 711175
Would anyone like to be added to one of our church rotas?
These are for Flowers, Prayers, Readings, Guardian, Cleaning.
Margaret Pinguey - 016974 76279
The Annual Bike ride - Saturday 9th June, 2018
It is not long now until the annual Raughton Head bike ride to raise funds for the church so remember to pump up your tyres, polish your bicycle clips and dust off your lycra for another exciting event.
We have fully marshalled routes designed for
Meet at 2.00 pm. to register for a 2.30 pm. start at Raughton Head school gates.
Adults - £5.00, under 16’s - £3.00 and small children – 50p or a family for £15.00.
All proceeds to Raughton Head church
No need to pre-register just turn up and have some fun
This is our chance to support the church, to meet up with other people in the parish and to get some fresh air and exercise after a long winter.
Rod Phillips - 016974 76172
I am writing to remind everyone who has signed a gift aid mandate in the past that they must be paying tax to take part in the Gift Aid scheme and that they should let me know if they no longer pay tax, (increases in personal allowances may have put some people out of the tax bracket). Whilst I am all for encouraging getting tax back from the government I do not want anyone to get into trouble with the Inland Revenue.
On the subject of the Gift Aid Scheme please can I ask that envelopes for individual payments are filled out properly or I cannot claim the tax back on their donations (as I don’t have everyone’s addresses I cannot fill this in for them), if you just want to use the envelopes for a donation then please just cross out the gift aid form on the back.
If making a donation by cheque then please could you make it out to ‘Raughton Head PCC’ as this is the name of the Church account, there are several All Saints Churches in north Cumbria and the bank likes things to be clear!
If anyone would like to make regular donations by standing order direct from their bank then please let me know and I will give them a form to enable this. My telephone number is 016974 76463 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
Finally I would like to remind everyone that private financial information is just that, PRIVATE and I will not discuss it with anyone else, not even PCC members. I will also keep written information stored securely.
Thank you to everyone who supports the Church, whether it is financially or in other ways, they are all important.
Kay Robinson (PCC Treasurer)