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Notices & Meetings Raughton Head Parish Magazine Women’s World Day of Prayer Carlisle Cumbria
All Saints Church
United Service - Sunday 25th August at 10.30 am. in St. Michael’s Church, Dalston.
Afterwards there will be a bring and share buffet to mark Steve's retirement as vicar.


Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 11th September - PCC Meeting at 7.30 pm. in All Saints church.
Sunday
29th SeptemberHarvest Lunch and Songs of Praise in All Saints church.
Weekend
26th/27th October - All Saints Parish Festival (see below)
Saturday
23rd NovemberAll Saints Christmas Fair in Gaitsgill.

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

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

Thanks
Joe and Elaine Dias would like to thank everyone who supported the Open Art Gallery day at Chapel Lane, Raughton Head.
We raised a fantastic £692.25 for Hospice at Home, from the sale of refreshments and other donations.
Joe and Elaine Dias

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

Hobby Drop-in Group at All Saints Raughton Head.
We meet on the 1
st & 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 9.30 am - 11.30 am. (5th & 19th June)
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
webpage.
Glenda Furniss – 077633 73195

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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

Rotas
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

Books
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.
www.thefoodbank.org.uk
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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