Notices & Meetings Raughton Head Parish Magazine Women’s World Day of Prayer Carlisle Cumbria
All Saints Church

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Christingle Service - Sunday 20th January at 4.00 pm. in All Saints Church.
We will take down the decorations after this service.

Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 20th March - PCC meeting 7.30 pm. in All Saints Church.
Wednesday 10th April - APCM meeting 7.30 pm. in All Saints Church.

Evening Services
– JANUARY, FEBRUARY and MARCH the Evening Service will be at 4.00 pm.

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Hobby Drop-in Group at All Saints Raughton Head.
We are having a morning drop-in coffee morning twice a month, starting in February.
6th and 20th February from 9.30 am. -11.30 am. in All Saints Church
The aim is to share ideas and have company, while completing hobby projects that you have on the go or you might like to explore hidden talents.
My quest is to complete a wool hookie rug that I began back in Oz some years ago!
It would be great to have some company to keep me on target to get it finished in 2019.
Rag rug making is a good way to Up-cycle unwanted textiles and potentially to make something useful and unique. Bring along your own projects, ideas as well as any materials that are no longer needed which could be recycled.
Call in and see if this group is of interest to you or if you have ideas to share.
Refreshments will be available. If interested or you have any queries please contact
Glenda Furniss – 077633 73195


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.
They are asking in particular for
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Fruit Juice 1 ltr
UHT milk 1 ltr (NOT skimmed)
Jam (NOT Homemade)
Tinned Sponge Pudding
Tinned Tomatoes

Please check out the website of the North Lakes Food Bank for details. Thanks.
Margaret Pinguey – 01228 711175

Women’s Refuge
Women’s Aid is the national charity for women and children working to end domestic abuse. They provide expert training, qualifications and consultancy to a range of agencies and professionals working with survivors, to support their lives.
We have a woman’s refuge in Carlisle. This is a homeless scheme.
The ladies at the WI were so impressed with the talk and information we had, that Raughton Head Church has decided to help. We will collect household goods surplus to our needs (new or only in good condition) eg. bedding, crockery, toiletries, curtains etc. in fact any goods to start a home with.
We have already made a delivery to Water Street and with your help we will continue to support them.
There is a large plastic box at the back of church under the coffee table. Please help us to fill and refill the box with any suitable household gifts.
You may have things that you are holding onto and never use that someone may appreciate more. Thank you in anticipation.
Elizabeth Martin – 01228 711817

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Money Matters
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
kaytech@btinternet.com or kaytech@live.co.uk .
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)