Global Wave of Prayer – Between the 10th - 20th May in All Saints Church (please see below).
Evening Service –this Service is back to its normal time of 6.00 pm.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 6th June - PCC meeting at 7.30 pm. in All Saints Church.
Saturday 9th June – The Annual Bike Ride with a barbecue at Thackwood (please see below).
Global Wave of Prayer
Between 10th – 20th May, communities and churches around the world are gathering together to pray that their friends, families and neighbours come to know Jesus Christ. Prayer events of all shapes and sizes will take place across the 10 days, including 24-7 prayer rooms, prayer days, prayer walks and half nights of prayer. Cathedrals, churches and other venues will host Beacon Events, gathering people across towns and cities to worship and to pray for the empowering of the Holy Spirit for effective witness.
This marks the celebrations and reflections of Pentecost. There will be dedicated prayer times in Church during this week. Please check out events on the church noticeboard. There will also be leaflets in church.
Glenda Furniss – 016974 76535
The Reverend Steve Carter, is taking a 3 month sabbatical from 14th May to 6th August.
During this time if you require the services of the clergy please telephone the parish office on 077205 66610, when you will hear recorded instructions.
If you wish to 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.
Please do not send emails, text messages or letters to Steve Carter or try visiting the vicarage in his absence.
If you need an immediate response, the Parish Office at No. 1 The Square is open every Thursday between 10.00 am. and 1.00 pm. Thank you.
Helen Banks – 077205 66610
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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)