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Notices & Meetings Raughton Head Parish Magazine Women’s World Day of Prayer Carlisle Cumbria
All Saints Church
PCC meeting - Wednesday 5th June at 7.30 pm. in All Saints Church.
Annual Bike Ride - Saturday 22nd June starts at 2.00 pm. in Raughton Head CofE Primary School (please see Cycling page).

Dates for your Diary

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

Change of PCC Treasurer
As many of you will be aware, I have recently stepped down from being PCC treasurer and from the PCC. I will continue to work with Janet Preston who has taken on the role of treasurer to ensure a smooth transfer of information and as Gift Aid secretary. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me whilst I was treasurer and hope that you will continue to support Janet and other members of the PCC who work so hard to keep an active Church in Raughton Head, not an easy task in these busy and uncertain times.
Kay Robinson – 016974 76463

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

Hobby Drop-in Group at All Saints Raughton Head.
The drop-in coffee/hobby morning continues twice a month (
3rd April and 13th April)
from 9.30 am. -11.30 am. in All Saints Church, Raughton Head.
We now have our own
webpage.
Glenda Furniss – 077633 73195

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Christingle -Thanks
£170.70 was sent to The Children's Society. from our Christingle service. This helps to support vulnerable children and young people in this country who are facing poverty, abuse and neglect.
Margaret Pinquey – 01228 711175

Soup Lunches -Thanks
Thanks to all those who helped with the Lent lunches and Raughton Head’s turn generated an impressive £108.00 out of a total of £544.36 for CMS. Well done.
Glenda Furniss – 077633 73195

Tidy up day -Thanks
Thank you to everyone who turned up to tidy the church yard for the summer. It is a great help in keeping this tidy after the winter storms.
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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