Notices & Meetings Raughton Head Parish Magazine Women’s World Day of Prayer Carlisle Cumbria
All Saints Church
Remembrance Service - Sunday 8th November at 10.50 am. at the War Memorial.
Holy Communion - Sunday 15th November at 11.15 am. in All Saints Church.

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Donation Button
Giving to the church has become a lot more difficult during lockdown.
However, some people are looking for easier ways to give, so we have launched a "Donation Button" for anyone who would like to give to the church. Please visit
If you would like to give more regularly then you may prefer to set up a standing order with our treasurer, Janet Preston -
Thank you very much to everyone who has continued to generously support our church in these difficult times.
Janet Preston- 016974 76388

Christmas Taster ‘Hampers’
Raising funds in these days of social distancing can be a challenge and our Christmas Fair of years gone past is unfortunately not possible. To try and spread a little seasonal cheer I am making little cakes and puddings to put together with other goodies in a bag of tasty treats which will be available at the end of November. I am not putting a price on these bags; all I ask is for a donation to the Church. I am only able to make up twelve of these bags and so it will be the first twelve people who contact me that will be able to ‘book’ a bag which I will deliver to them (as long as it is within twenty miles of Raughton Head) towards the end of November.
 Each bag will contain: 1 quarter pint home-made Christmas pudding, 1 mini home-made Christmas cake, 1 half pound jar of fruit jam or jelly (home-made), 1 half pound jar of home-made marmalade, 1 small taster jar of slow dried tomatoes in olive oil, 1 bag of nuts, 1 bag of home-made crispy apple slices and 1 small box of chocolates. 
This list is the minimum that will be in the red paper gift bags but I hope to have time to make some other goodies to put in as a little treat. My telephone number is 016974 76463 and if I’m not in you can leave a message, please include your telephone number so that I can get back to you.
Until it’s safe for us all to meet again, stay safe and keep smiling!
God bless.
Kay Robinson - 016974 76463

Women’s Refuge - Winter Clothing Appeal
If you have clean, warm winter clothing for men and women which you no longer need please could you leave it in the designated area at the back of St Michael’s church during the week beginning 1
st November.
They currently have no need for children's clothing.
Please put all donations in fastened plastic bags. All clothes must be clean and no underwear, unless it is new and packaged.
Ben Phillips - 070360 99123

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Daffodil Planting - Raughton
A big thank you to the Hetherington family for organising a Raughton Daffodil planting on Sunday 18th October.  Helen was able to rally the help of the local community to plant 2500 bulbs along the verges to brighten the Spring to come. In the spirit of enlivening things further, others will be renovating our unique Black and White road signs with paint donated by the council.
This Sunday meet was good way for neighbours to have catch-up in a Covid safe way and share in the hospitality of neighbours. It may well be that some who pass through these lanes will learn to drive slower through the village as they admire the blooms next Spring. The walkers and cyclist who use these roads will certainly enjoy the splashes of colour.
Amazingly, there are still more places to plant, so Helen is ordering some more bulbs and volunteers will be welcome. Thank you Helen for your big heart and generosity.
Glenda Furniss - 07763 372195

Women’s Refuge
Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Women’s Refuge. The gifts of any useful items for a home or personal use in good condition will still be very much appreciated. As we are not open yet at Raughton Head Church, Harrison and Elizabeth Martin will be glad to receive them at 18, The Green Dalston. We will then transport them into Carlisle. Any goods given will help to give a new start in life perhaps for mother and child. Thank you for your kindness in the past. These people still need our help and support. Thanking you in anticipation
Elizabeth Martin - 01228 711817