Priory Notes

Priory Notes Week Beginning 15th July 2019

Programme for the week beginning 15th July 2019

The pop-in Cafe will be held on Thursday 18th July in New College Hall between 10:30 a.m and noon. Prayer group will follow at 2 pm today.

On Friday 19th July the funeral of Jane Craig will be held at Distington Hall Crematorium at 3:30 p.m. 

Refreshments will be served afterwards in new College Hall.

On Saturday 20th July there is another ‘big dig’ in the vicarage garden at 11 a.m. Please do come along and bring garden tools (if you can). We continue to clear the weeds and plant the seeds for food for the local community and food banks. You can follow the progress on the Priory website at

Sadly the final anniversary service at the methodist chapel will be held on Sunday 21st July  at 11 a.m.

Services for Sunday 21st July at the Priory, are Holy Communion at 9 a.m and at 10:30 a.m, then Evening Prayer at 6 p.m.

Morning Prayer will be held in the Priory from 9:15 until 9:45 a.m on Monday 22nd July.

From John Kennedy

This is to confirm that the electricity supply to the Priory has been shut down from around 8.00am on Monday 15th July for several days.

This is to allow the final connections to be made into the new switchboard.

Every effort will be made to minimise the duration of the shut-down, but due to the complexity of this work it is unrealistic to state precisely when the supply will be restored other than it will be no later than the afternoon of Friday 19th.

Please note that this will only involve the actual Priory (i.e.  Old College Hall, OCH Undercoft, New College Hall will be unaffected.)  

Although access to the vestry will still be possible over this period, it would be helpful if this could be kept to a minimum. In particular the area around the safe will be very congested.Please let me know if you foresee any problems with this arrangement or if you have any queries.

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”