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Notices & Meetings Raughton Head Parish Magazine Women’s World Day of Prayer Carlisle Cumbria
All Saints Church
Decorate Church - Saturday 14th December from 10.00 am. in All Saints church.
Carol Service
- Sunday 15th December - at 4.00 pm. in All Saints church.
School service - Friday 20th December at 1.15 pm. in All Saints church.

Dates for your Diary - 2020
Wednesday 15th January - PCC Meeting at 7.30 pm. in All Saints church.
Sunday
19th January - Christingle service at 4.00 pm. in All Saints church.

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

Advent Course

Decorate Church for Christmas
Saturday
14th December from 10.00 am. Everyone is welcome to come and help decorate the church and the tree. Any flowers/greenery will be much appreciated.
The tree will stay up until after the Christingle service on Sunday
19th January 2020.
Margaret Pinguey - 01228 711175

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Torchlight Nativity
Monday
23rd December meeting in Primrose Hall at 6.45 pm.
We'd very much like to see you all at the torchlight nativity this year, please see the poster below for full details.
If there are any young volunteers wishing to be either an angel or a shepherd (or a sheep!), all starring roles, and are able to provide your own costumes, could you please confirm your willingness to take part via the contact details below. The angels will require a short half hour rehearsal at a date, time and venue to be confirmed.
We hope you'll all embrace the event again and come and enjoy the miracle of Christmas.
Rod Phillips - 01697476 172


Torchlight Nativity

Flower Rota
We do have some spaces on the flower rota, it would be a great help if anyone can do the flowers once a year. It could be in remembrance of a loved one.
Margaret Pinguey - 01228 711175

Women’s Refuge
Women’s Aid is the national charity for women and children working to end domestic abuse. We have a woman’s refuge in Carlisle. This is a homeless scheme. For the last year, All Saints Church has supported this charity. This has been well supported and we thank everyone who has filled the box over and over again, this has been very welcome at the refuge.
We have collected household goods surplus to our needs (new or in good condition) e.g. crockery, bedding, toiletries, curtains etc. in fact any goods to start a home with.
As it nears Christmas and if you are having a sort out before Santa arrives, perhaps you might also have unwanted toys and games in new or good condition. These will be very welcome at the refuge.
There is a large plastic box at the back of church for any donations. Thank you in anticipation.
Margaret Pinguey - 01228 711175

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Christingle Service Raughton Head

Recycling at Christmas
Please remember that you CANNOT recycle wrapping paper. Wrapping paper is often shiny, dyed, laminated, glittery or plastic backed, and covered in sticky tape. None of these can be recycled. This also applies to glittery Christmas card. Please place wrapping paper and the fronts of glittery cards into your refuse. Remove the backs of glittery cards and place in your recycling. Please also note that BLACK plastic trays and clean foil trays (no tin foil) can now be recycled.
Margaret Pinguey - 01228 711175

Plant stall
We are sorry but or the time being we will not have a plant stall at church due to the fact that the honesty box for donations was stolen. We understand that others in the parish have had their box stolen as well.
If you see anything suspicious please report to police
Margaret Pinguey - 01228 711175

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

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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