Notices & Meetings Raughton Head Parish Magazine Women’s World Day of Prayer Carlisle Cumbria
Lent Lunches
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
16th February until 23rd March, each of the 4 churches in our Benefice takes a turn (Raughton Head’s turn will be the on Friday 23rd February and sharing with Wreay on Friday 16th March.) to provide and serve homemade soup, followed by tray bakes and tea or coffee.
So there is a wonderful variety, not only of soup, but of cheer and chat.
This year all contributions will go to our mission partners in Northern America, to support work of our mission partners.
Any volunteers and helpers will be most welcome.
Margaret Pinguey - 016974 76279
Molly Marsden - 01228 710584
Libby Smith - 01228 711583

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Ash Wednesday
A Service of Holy Communion, with the imposition of ashes, for the whole of the United Benefice will be held on Wednesday
14th February at 7.00 pm. in St Michael’s Church.

Steve Carter - 01228 710215

Dalston Parish Neighbourhood Plan
Please vote on Thursday
22nd February. This is the last part of the process to make the Dalston Parish Neighbourhood Plan part of local planning law.
There is a copy of the Plan in St. Michaels Church and Forge Green for viewing only. It is also available on Dalston website and Carlisle City Council website and copies are obtainable from Carlisle City Council Planning.
Chris Drouet (Dalston Parish Council)- 01228 712281

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Potato Day
On Sunday
25th February in the Caldbeck Parish Hall at 10.00 am. to 2.00 pm.
Come along and buy your seed potatoes, onion sets, vegetable seeds, flowering bulbs, etc.
Home made refreshments available throughout the day, including light lunches
Entry fee of £1.00 and proceeds to be donated to “Amys Care”.

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Women's World Day of Prayer
Friday 2nd March in All Saints Church at 2.00 pm.
This is an ecumenical service to which everyone is most welcome.
The service has been prepared by the Christian women of Suriname.
Kay Robinson – 016974 76463

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The Feeding of 5,000, in Salt Dough
An ambitious Community Art Project creating the Bible story ‘The Feeding of 5,000 people’ in Salt Dough. Would anyone like to make some salt dough people, it’s easy?
Just take 2 cups plain flour and 1 cup salt and mix with enough water to make a dough. Kneed it a little and then have fun making little people – just like a snowman but in miniature.  (Dab the joins with water). This will make about 12-15 people, just right for 1 tray.  Bake at 100 c for 2 hours and then store in a warm dry place.
Do it with your neighbours, children or have a dough party! Local schools, groups and clubs are also invited to be involved. We aim to have 5000+ models that will be collected together and displayed locally.
This is part of a county wide mission initiative ‘Moving Mountians’ being held in
March. Our Mission community area stretches from Caldbeck to Dalston to Bowness on Solway.
Mary Pattinson - 01228 576027
Steve Carter – 01228 710215

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Community Lunch
4th March in Primrose Hall, Gaitsgill at 12.30 pm.
An opportunity to get together with others in our community. Everyone welcome. 
Come and enjoy a lovely meal and a chat! Always on the first Sunday in the month.
Ruth Bainbridge - 016974 76316

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Dalston Ladies Choir Coffee Morning
on Saturday 10th March 2018 from 10.00 am. – 12.00 noon at Dalston Victory Hall.
There will be Cakes, Books, Plants to buy and also a Raffle.
Admission is £1.50 and includes delicious refreshments.
Proceeds are for Choir Funds.
Lynne Nightingale - 016974 76082

Raughton Head School PTA
would like to invite you to their annual Easter Trail and Lunch, on Saturday
17th March.
The trail starts from the school between 10.30 am. and 11.00 am.
Lunch is served in the school hall from 12.00 noon.
All welcome to join us for lunch, even if you don’t fancy walking!
Trail: £1.00 per person, £2.50 for homemade soup and roll.
Call the school on 016974 76291 for more details.
Funds raised will be going towards the refurbishment of the school library.
Judy Bainbridge – 078714 92645

Dalston Amateur Dramatic Society
Presents the mystery thriller “Nightmare” by Norman Robbins, director Sarah Towler.
Victory Hall, Dalston Thursday
22nd, Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th March at 7.30 pm.
Admission: Adults £6.00, Children and Concessions £4.00
Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children) £16.00 (Including interval refreshments!)
Tickets are available from Suzie Boo, Dalston Pharmacy or on the door.
Sandie Denwood - 01228 711316

“Me’Nu” - Jen Marrs & Bryan Fearon
An evening of popular music with the duo “Me’Nu” on Saturday
24th March
in the Primrose Hall, Gaitsgill at 7.30 pm. Tickets £8.00, each numbers limited.
Includes a Soup & Sandwich Supper (please bring your own drinks & glasses).
There will be a Raffle (donations for prizes will be gratefully received).
Proceeds for the village hall funds
Amy Chisholm -01228 712025 or 07709 120662

Deer Rudding Garden Opening
Near Millhouse, CA7 8HU. In aid of the National Garden Scheme (NGS).
7th April, 5th May and 2nd June, between 11.00 am. and 4.30 pm.
Entry adult £5.00, children free. Children’s trail in the garden. Refreshments available at Millhouse Village Hall, raising funds for
Northern Fells Baby and Toddler Group (
Friends of Fellview School (
Penrith and District Red Squirrel Group (
Lynne Carruthers – 016974 78053 or 074848 00072