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All Saints Church

Dates for your Diary
Friday 6th March - World Day of Prayer at 2.00 pm. in Dalston Methodist Church.
Wednesday 18th March - PCC Meeting at 7.30 pm. in All Saints church.
Saturday
4th April - Church Tidy-up from 10.00 pm. to 12.00 noon at All Saints church.

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

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Soup Lunches in Lent
For the six weeks of Lent, there will be a nourishing Soup Lunch served each Friday in Church House, The Square, Dalston, from 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm.
Starting on Friday
28th February until 3rd April, each of the 4 churches in our Benefice takes a turn to provide and serve homemade soup, tray bakes, tea or coffee.
Raughton Head’s turn will be on Friday
13th March and we share with Wreay on the
27th March. If you can help on any of these days, making soup, doing some baking or just helping, please contact Margaret Pinguey.
All contributions to support work of our mission partners in Northern Argentina.
Margaret Pinguey - 01228 711175

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World Day of Prayer
The service will be held on Friday the
6th March
World Day of Prayer

in Dalston Methodist Church at 2.00 pm.
The Christian women of Zimbabwe have prepared the Service.
Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk
The speaker will be Mrs Janet Wright of Dalston.
This is an ecumenical service to which everyone is welcome.
Janet Wright - 01228 711098

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“Pennies from Heaven”
Many thanks go to Catriona Messenger for making small Cotton bags using recycled material. They are colourful and pretty.
We all have loose change in our purses and trouser pockets.
By the end of the month the little bags will be available in church.
We ask you to join with us and save your “Pennies from Heaven” small change to support the work of Raughton Head church.
Many thanks
Elizabeth Martin - 01228 711817

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Parish Magazine Subscriptions
Due to rising costs, we have unfortunately decided to put the magazine subscriptions up to £5.00. Please pay your distributor, or let them know if you do not want the magazine.
You can also pay the church treasurer.
Mrs J Preston, 4 Quarry Field, Stockdalewath, CA5 7DP. Please put in an envelope with your name and address. Cheques payable to Raughton Head PCC.
Distributors – a good way to remind people to pay for the magazine is to give them an envelope with your name and address, asking them to put it through your door, especially if it is difficult to find people at home. They may not know who delivers their magazine.
Janet Preston - 016974 76388

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Advertising Rates for Business’
Do you wish to place an advert in the Raughton Head Parish Magazine for the next year?
£30.00 for the year (see pages 8 & 9 for examples).
Please send a cheque (made out to
Raughton Head PCC) to
Mrs J Preston (PCC Treasurer), 4 Quarry Field, Stockdalewath, CA5 7DP
Please send Avertising copy to
editor@raughtonheadparishmagazine.org.uk
Janet Preston (PCC Treasurer) - 016974 76388
Tony Furniss (editor) – 016974 76535 or 077633 70171

Dear Diary!
People who have booked a break for the early May bank holiday 2020 may be in for a shock, because 30 million diaries and calendars have printed the wrong date.
The Times reports that the government moved the date from Monday the 4th May Friday the 8th May, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day - but the change was announced after the diaries and calendars were printed. Oops!

2020 Diary

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

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