The Feast Day of our Patronal Saint is on Saturday 29th June, and we invite you to come and celebrate with us at St Peter’s Field Broughton. There will be organ music – broadcast via speakers so those enjoying the sun outside church can hear it. There will be trips up the tower to take in the spectacular views. Locally brewed cider will be available; and a lavish tea will be provided. So why not come along from 2.00pm onwards and join in the fun!
This Thursday (20th June 2019) at 7pm there will be a service to celebrate Corpus Christi, ‘the body of Christ’. This is a very special service without hymns to celebrate the gift of the Eucharist. ‘Eucharist’ is our celebration of communion, the word comes from the Greek for ‘thank you’. Participants sit round a candlelit table, break bread and serve the wine to each other, remembering Jesus giving thanks at the Last Supper. All are very welcome to join us.
Flying the flag with pride - for both the Queen's birthday and for St George's Day.
Saint George's Day, also known as the Feast of Saint George, is the feast day of Saint George as celebrated by various Christian Churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint including England, and regions of Portugal and Spain (Catalonia and Aragon).
Saint George's Day is normally celebrated on 23rd April. However, Church of England rules denote that no saints' day should overlap with Easter, in which case celebrations are to be moved to the following week. That being said, the 23rd of April is the traditionally accepted date of the saint's death in the Diocletianic Persecution of AD 303. For those Eastern Orthodox Churches which use the Julian calendar, this date currently falls on 6 May of the Gregorian calendar. In the 19th century, it was 5 May.
St Peter's welcomed over 50 worshippers to the Easter Day service on 21st April 2019. This year there were enough youngsters in the congregation to offer still competition for the adults who joined in the traditional Easter egg hunt. It must be admitted that the egg in the photo was not 'hidden' very effectively. Could the whole scene have been a set-up for a good photo opportunity? Perish the thought...
What a beautiful sunny morning it was. The good weather really lifted our spirits, and put us in the mood to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. All this sunshine... Can't possibly be a Bank Holiday??
As always, many thanks to Judith and her team of dedicated arrangers for their efforts in making the church so beautiful for Easter. Our congregation of over 50 on Easter Day were certainly very appreciative. Click on each image to get a better view - especially of the Easter Garden. Have a look too at our 'new' Paschal Candle. Thank you Cartmel Priory! (Waste not, want not!)
April 21st is Easter Sunday. At St Peter’s we will celebrate this most important day in the Church’s calendar at our usual Sunday Service time at 9.30 am.
After the service there will be coffee / tea and biscuits for the adults, and an Easter egg hunt for the youngsters. With the self-imposed Lenten ban on chocolate, it is a fairly safe bet that there will be plenty of adults ready to lend a hand in the hunt! Link to Easter Egg Hunt
April 21st is Easter Sunday. At St Peter's we will celebrate this most important day in the Church's calendar at our usual Sunday Service time at 9.30 am.
After the service there will be coffee / tea and biscuits for the adults, and an Easter egg hunt for the youngsters. With the self-imposed Lenten ban on chocolate, it is a fairly safe bet that there will be plenty of adults ready to lend a hand in the hunt!
The Easter Vigil and first Eucharist of Easter will be held at St Mary’s Staveley-in-Cartmel beginning at 8.30pm
On Holy Saturday (Easter Eve), as has been the tradition within the Cartmel Peninsula, we will be hosting the Easter Vigil and first Eucharist of Easter for the Team. This year it will be at St Mary’s Staveley-in-Cartmel beginning at 8.30pm, just after sunset.
The Easter Liturgy is a moving and important act of worship and begins our celebrations of the Lord’s Resurrection as we proclaim, with the church throughout the world, the good news of Christ risen.
The Liturgy includes the lighting of the Easter fire, the Vigil itself, the Easter proclamation, the renewal of baptismal vows, culminating in our celebration of the first Eucharist of Easter.
It has been usual at the end of the Liturgy for each of the Paschal Candles of the Team’s churches to be lit before the Dismissal and then carried out into the darkness as symbolism of our unity in Christ as witnesses to his Resurrection.
The crib will be blessed at our Christingle Service on Sunday 23rd December. At the moment Mary and Joseph are ready and waiting for the birth of Jesus, so the infant will be placed in the manger at our service on Christmas Day. The collection on Christmas Day will go to Derian House Children's Hospice.
The Magi wait patiently on the window sill at the back of the church as they make their journey to visit the baby Jesus at Epiphany. Over the Sundays that lead up to the Feast of Epiphany they will make their way up the church via the window sills on the left hand side... until on 6th January they will join the Holy Family and the shepherds and the animals in the stable round the manger. There they will present their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.