Priory Notes

Priory notes 12th August to 25th August 2019

Priory notes for 12thAugust 2019 to 25thAugust 2019

The funeral of Iris North will take place in the Priory at 10 am on Thursday 15thAugust , followed by cremation at Distington Hall at 11:15 a.m.

The pop-in Cafe will be held on Thursday 15thAugustin New College Hall between 10:30 a.m and noon.

On Friday 16th August the marriage of Edward Jones and Rosie Napier will take place in the Priory at 3 pm.

And on Saturday 17thAugust we have another wedding taking place in the Priory – of Thomas Lander and Sophie Scott at 12 noon.

Later on Saturday, the Garden Society show will be taking place at 1pm at St Bees School.

Services for Sunday 18th August at the Priory, are Holy Communion at 9 a.m  and at 10:30 a.m, then Evening Prayer at 6 p.m.

All families are welcome to join us at our treasure / scavenger hunt on Sunday 18thAugust from 3 until 5 pm. There is a £1 entrance fee which includes a hot dog and a drink. Donations are welcome and wlll support the Friends of the Priory.

Services for Sunday 25th August at the Priory, are Holy Communion at 9 a.m, Morning Prayer at 10:30 a.m and then Holy Communion at 6 p.m.


Forthcoming Events in the Mission Community

Reading and leading intercessions in church

Rev Nicki and Rev Becky will be holding a training session for those interested in leading intercessions or reading in church. Whether you are already involved in this or if you are considering it, the course will help you learn more. Attendance of the session does not commit you to anything so please do come along on on the 14th August for intercessions and on the 20th August for reading. Both sessions will take place at St Paul’s Church, Frizington from 7-9 p.m. To book your place please contact Rev Nicki on 07462194549 or by email on

Forthcoming Events in the Mission Community – continued 

The Bible course Autumn 2019

Over the course of 8 weeks we will explore the Bible. No prior knowledge of the Bible is necessary, but if you some familiar will be of use if you would like to explore it in  more depth.  Using a unique storyline, the course will link the key events, books and characters together to give you ‘The Big Picture’ and discover how the Bible applies to your life. Everyone is welcome and the courses will run on the following dates, all at 7-9 pm.:

September 3rd – St John’s Cleator Moor

September 10th – St John’s Cleator Moor

September 17th – St John’s Cleator Moor

September 25th – St Paul’s Frizington

October 2nd  – St Paul’s Frizington

October 8th – St John’s Cleator Moor

October 15th – St John’s Cleator Moor

October 23rd – St Paul’s Frizington

If you would like further information or to book a place, please contact Reverend Nicki. There will be a charge of £5 to cover the cost of the course book.

Training day – Chaplaincy in our Care Homes

There is a training day taking place for those interested in chaplaincy to our care homes on Saturday 14th September. This will be held at St John’s Cleator Moor, the church in the hall. Timings to be confirmed.

A Request from the vicar…

An old colleague of Becky’s who lives near Leeds is working away from home at Sellafield two days a week for 10 months from September. 

He is looking for accommodation, preferably a flat but would consider lodging with someone. Becky would happily put him up but thinks vicarage life won’t give him the quiet evenings he’s hoping for!

Becky is hopeful we can find him something in St Bees. If you think you might be able to help please speak to Becky.

On Behalf of Reverend Becky Gibbs and the Ministry Team

“To know Christ and to make Him known”