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!
A new scheme to 'swap, exchange or buy' books, DVDs and jigsaws has been set up for the community and is based in the Lady Chapel in St Peter's. The sign tells you all you need to know... Do please pay us a visit and take advantage of this community initiative.
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.
Many thanks to Sue Dean for sending in this fascinating article about an ancient Bible with very local connections. Sue added a note:
The Barrow family had several brothers who emigrated to America, they are related to dad's side of family,also Mary Long and the Dixons. I think it was once of the Barrow brothers who was ship wrecked. The Barrows lived till about 50 years ago at Canny Hill.
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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!
On your behalf, St Peter's did played its part...
From the Westmorland Gazette: Dozens of Anglican churches across Cumbria will take part in a national toll of bells tonight as a mark of solidarity following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. The initiative was originally suggested by the British Ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn, and has won the backing of both the Archbishops of Canterbury and York. A single bell will be tolled in churches for seven minutes from 7.00 pm.
March 31st was collection for our contributions to the Food Bank appeal. Once again many thanks to Judith for all the work she does in this important aspect to our service to the community.
Barrow Foodbank has been set up by Barrow Churches to respond to the need to help those we know who are struggling in our community, showing God's love with practical help through food, support and advice.
After the success of Cartmel Priory's Festival of Angels, we are delighted to provide a home for our most locally produced Angel. Many thanks to Dee Cosford for persuading her angel to come and take up residence for a while with us at St Peter's. With the focus on children in this angel's mission, she will be especially welcome at our Christingle service on Sunday 23rd (at 5.30pm for those of you still thinking of attending - if you read this in time, of course!).
The angel is holding a reflective sphere (at a convenient height for a child) in which the observer is faced with their own image. Dee writes of her inspiration: "I am wishing that my angel gently offers the gift of seeing ourselves as good individuals at this special time."