Weekly News Sheet

Messy Church Saturday 16th December 2017

Saturday 16th December 2017

Join us for crafts, games and activities for all the family.

3pm – 5pm in The Parish Hall, Kirkland

Pentecost – Sunday 4th June

There is a combined morning service for Pentecost this Sunday (4th June) at 10.30am, followed by a bring and share lunch in the Parish Hall next to the church. All are very welcome to join us as we celebrate the church’s birthday.

8am and 6pm Evensong are at the normal times.

Next Sunday (11th June – Trinity Sunday), service times will as normal.

Thy Kingdom Come – Events

Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter

As in previous years, our normal pattern of services changes from Palm Sunday to Easter Day.

The addresses for Holy Week will be given by Roger Latham (Director of Cumbria Christian Learning) and Rob Saner-Haigh. Do join us for as much of the week as you can.

Palm Sunday

8am Holy Communion (BCP)

10.15 Joint Palm Sunday Service – starts at 10.15am in Parish Hall and then 10.30am in church

6.30pm Evensong

Monday 10th

7pm  Evening Prayer with Address

Tuesday 11th

7pm Address and Compline

Wednesday 12th

7pm Informal Evening Prayer and Address

Maundy Thursday

10.30am Holy Communion (BCP)

7pm Maundy Thursday Communion

Good Friday

9.45am Family Service

11am Matins (BCP)

2pm An Hour Before the Cross

Holy Saturday

9pm Vigil

Easter Day Services

8am Holy Communion (BCP)

10.30am Easter Service

6.30pm Evensong

Organ Recitals January – March 2018

Following our successful run of organ recitals in 2017 we are pleased to announce a further series on Fridays in January, February and March 2018.

Concerts are held from 12.30pm – 1.15pm.

Following on from each 12.30pm concert, we now run an additional half-hour programme of piano and organ music from 2pm.  We are delighted to welcome some friends with learning difficulties to these short concerts, as well as others who stay on from the earlier recital.  For the second concert we don’t request silence, but instead enjoy varied participation from the audience.

January 19th – Andy Plowman, Organist of Kendal Parish Church, accompanist and supply cathedral organist across the UK.

February 2nd – Charles Edmondson, a former music advisor and conductor in Humberside, cathedral recitalist, and sought after accompanist.

February 16th – Ian & Margaret Pattinson Ian is a well known recitalist and accompanist.  He was Assistant Organist at Blackburn Cathedral prior to 2001, since when he has been organist of Lancaster Priory.  Margaret is an accomplished soprano who has spent her life teaching, singing as a soloist and inspiring and encouraging others to sing.

March 2ndAnn Bond is organist of Carnforth Parish church. She was music lecturer and University Organist at Manchester University.  She is a well known continuo player and author of an acclaimed textbook on the harpsichord.

March 16thJonathan Bielby  organist emeritus of Wakefield Cathedral and now a member of the congregation at Kendal Parish Church.

Admission is free, but there will be a retiring collection and donations are welcomed towards the Organ Restoration Fund.

A little bit about the organ

The church has two organs, and the main organ was originally built in 1877 by Willis. During its last rebuild 1969, the organ was placed on a gallery beneath the west tower. A large and complex machine of wood, metal and leather, with thousands of moving parts, it has more than 2,300 pipes and weighs in at an impressive 12 tons.

After nearly 50 years of regular use, and water damage particularly after the terrible weather of late 2015, the organ now needs a major rebuild. Donations from the concerts with go towards this work.