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Notices & Meetings Raughton Head Parish Magazine Women’s World Day of Prayer Carlisle Cumbria
All Saints Church

Temporary Changes to Services
There is a general feeling that people are still cautious about returning to church.
For November and December, there will be
no Matins or Informal Services at All Saints.
There will be communion services on the 2
nd and 4th Sundays at All Saints and “Church in Church” livestreams for the 1st and 3rd Sundays.

PCC meeting -Wednesday 10th November in All Saints church at 7.30 pm.
Remembrance Service – Sunday 14th November 10.50 am. at the War Memorial
Christmas Fair
- Saturday 27th November in the Primrose Hall, Gaitsgill from 10.00 am. - 12.00 noon (Please see below for details)

Dates for your Diary
Sunday
19th December - Carol service in All Saints church at 4.00 pm.
Monday
20th December - Raughton Head Torchlight Nativity (see below for details).
Saturday
25th December - Christmas Day Service in All Saints church at 11.00 am.

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Torchlight Nativity 2021
Monday
20th December.
An evening for everyone and all ages. This year though, from Raughton Head.
Please bring a torch and come dressed as in BibleTimes if you so wish.
Unfortunately there's
NO bring and share supper this year.
We will meet at All Saints Church, Raughton Head at 6.45 pm. ready for the journey through "Bethlehem".
You will see Mary and Joseph looking for a place to stay and shepherds being visited by angels.
A star will appear and wise men will arrive from the east. There'll be Christmas carols to sing along to.
We really hope you can come with all the family. Please make sure that all children are supervised.

Rod Phillips - 016974 76329

Torchlight Nativity 2021 All Saints church Raughton Head

Harvest Festival
We held our Harvest Festival last Sunday and were pleased to welcome the children from Raughton Head C of E Primary school.
They took part by singing ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’ (with actions) and ‘Autumn Days’, and took part in the prayers.
The church had been beautifully decorated with flowers and gifts, non-perishable and perishable, which were all going to the Food Bank at Wigton.
Thanks to all who helped to decorate the church.

Church Rotas
As normal services return, please let me know if you would like to be on one (or more) of the Church Rotas.
Church Guardians / Reading / Prayer / Church Cleaning/Flowers
More people on a Rota means that your turn will come around less frequently, so please help if you can. Thanks.
Margaret Pinguey - 01228 711175

Church Cleaners
In the past we have been fortunate to have band of regular church cleaners to maintain the church for the weekly services. The present circumstances mean that the church would need to be cleaned before the twice monthly planned services.
We are also making the church open again for daily prayer.
We are grateful for all the service that has been given in the past and the PCC would like to know if past volunteers are still willing to offer this service again as we emerge from the Lockdown status. All cleaning materials are provided by the PCC. 
We realise many have experienced changes in their circumstances in this past year or so and it is perhaps time to refresh this devoted band of folk, who give so kindly to the church in these domestic acts, that keep our church a place of peace and hospitality.
In the coming month of May, volunteers from the Hobby group will do the cleaning, as we plan to meet twice a month, but we do not see this as a regular part of the group activity.
Please let us know if you would like to continue on the regular rota for cleaning throughout the year, or like someone to be your cleaning buddy, to show you where all the nooks and crannies are that need some regular dusting and polishing. Perhaps a good job for some Duke of Edinburgh candidates too, who might need to gather some merits for their challenge.
Glenda Furniss (All Saints PCC) - 077633 72195
glenda.furniss@btinternet.com 

Church Cleaning All Saints Raughton Head
Flower Rota
As we reopen the church, can you let me know if you wish to be on the Flower Rota.
There will only be two services a month, one the 2
nd and one on the 4th Sunday.
For the time being we would ask you to look after the flowers for both services.
This will start in June, as I will do the flowers for May.
You are very welcome to put flowers in church at any time if you wish to remember some anniversary.
Margaret Pinguey – 01228 711175
me@pinguey.co.uk

Church Guardians
In May, we hope to restart unlocking the Church during daylight hours. A weekly rota has been compiled (please Church Guardians) of people who have kindly volunteered to help.
If you would like to be added to this list please contact:
Margaret Pinguey - 01228 711175

Churhc Guardians

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
https://dalstonwithcumdivockraughtonheadandwreay.co.uk/
If you would like to give more regularly then you may prefer to set up a standing order with our treasurer, Janet Preston -
janet.quarry@btinternet.com
Thank you very much to everyone who has continued to generously support our church in these difficult times.
Janet Preston- 016974 76388

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