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Parish of Whitehaven
January 2018

Monday 1st January 2018 ST NICHOLAS' CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
 The Naming & Circumcision of Jesus
 Tree of Hope -in St James Baptistry The Tree of Hope is now up in the Baptistry for people to write both their hopes for the future and also to remember their loved ones who have died. Labels will be available for hopes and prayers to be written and hung on the tree.
All donations to the Tree of Hope will be in aid of Special Care Baby Unit, West Cumberland Hospital
 PARISH OFFICE CLOSED If you have any enquiries during this time, please either e-mail whitehavenparish@btinternet.com or leave a message on the answer machine and we will reply when the office reopens. If your enquiry is of a more urgent nature please contact Rev'd Robert Jackson on 01946 696932. Thank you.
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 ST NICHOLAS' CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
 Tree of Hope -in St James Baptistry The Tree of Hope is now up in the Baptistry for people to write both their hopes for the future and also to remember their loved ones who have died. Labels will be available for hopes and prayers to be written and hung on the tree.
All donations to the Tree of Hope will be in aid of Special Care Baby Unit, West Cumberland Hospital
 PARISH OFFICE CLOSED If you have any enquiries during this time, please either e-mail whitehavenparish@btinternet.com or leave a message on the answer machine and we will reply when the office reopens. If your enquiry is of a more urgent nature please contact Rev'd Robert Jackson on 01946 696932. Thank you.
09:30Eucharist with Hymns
Wednesday 3rd January 2018 Tree of Hope -in St James Baptistry The Tree of Hope is now up in the Baptistry for people to write both their hopes for the future and also to remember their loved ones who have died. Labels will be available for hopes and prayers to be written and hung on the tree.
All donations to the Tree of Hope will be in aid of Special Care Baby Unit, West Cumberland Hospital
 PARISH OFFICE CLOSED If you have any enquiries during this time, please either e-mail whitehavenparish@btinternet.com or leave a message on the answer machine and we will reply when the office reopens. If your enquiry is of a more urgent nature please contact Rev'd Robert Jackson on 01946 696932. Thank you.
15:00FARESHARE food baskets @ St. Nicholas'
Thursday 4th January 2018 Tree of Hope -in St James Baptistry The Tree of Hope is now up in the Baptistry for people to write both their hopes for the future and also to remember their loved ones who have died. Labels will be available for hopes and prayers to be written and hung on the tree.
All donations to the Tree of Hope will be in aid of Special Care Baby Unit, West Cumberland Hospital
 PARISH OFFICE REOPENS AT 8.20AM
 From the Diocesan Prayer Diary today for Moving Mountains Pray for Whitehaven, church leader Alison White, and that the resource of church leaders from across the north of England may be well received and encourage the growth of discipleship. And their champion, Michele Smith
09:30Eucharist with Hymns AT ST NICHOLAS'
Friday 5th January 2018 Tree of Hope -in St James Baptistry The Tree of Hope is now up in the Baptistry for people to write both their hopes for the future and also to remember their loved ones who have died. Labels will be available for hopes and prayers to be written and hung on the tree.
All donations to the Tree of Hope will be in aid of Special Care Baby Unit, West Cumberland Hospital
 Bishop of Carlisle visit to St James' School
Saturday 6th January 2018 ST NICHOLAS' CLOSED-No Charity booking
 Tree of Hope -in St James Baptistry The Tree of Hope is now up in the Baptistry for people to write both their hopes for the future and also to remember their loved ones who have died. Labels will be available for hopes and prayers to be written and hung on the tree.
All donations to the Tree of Hope will be in aid of Special Care Baby Unit, West Cumberland Hospital
Sunday 7th January 2018 THE EPIPHANY (Tr)/THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST The Readings are Isaiah 60:1-6 & Matthew 2:1-12
 Tree of Hope -in St James Baptistry The Tree of Hope is now up in the Baptistry for people to write both their hopes for the future and also to remember their loved ones who have died. Labels will be available for hopes and prayers to be written and hung on the tree.
All donations to the Tree of Hope will be in aid of Special Care Baby Unit, West Cumberland Hospital
08:00EucharistWe use Common Worship

This is a said Eucharist, with a short talk.

All who are confirmed are welcome to receive Communion . If you do not wish to receive please join us at the altar to receive a Blessing
10:00Parish EucharistWe use Common Worship.

The service is followed by refreshments in the Community Centre (across the road) to which all are very welcome.

The collection plates will no longer be passed around during the offertory hymn for your envelopes or cash to be placed into. As with other services, collection plates will be at the back of church as the sides-people hand you your books and one again placed at the back of church at the end of the service. Thank you for your continued support.
11:30The 10am service is followed by Home Communions
Monday 8th January 2018 08:30Said Morning Prayerin the Lady Chapel at St James' Church using Common Worship
Tuesday 9th January 2018 09:30Eucharist with Hymns
10:30FUNERAL of Margarete Barton (AT DISTINGTON HALL)
Wednesday 10th January 2018 10:30FUNERAL of Leslie Mitchell (AT DISTINGTON HALL)
12:00Moving Mountains Prayer Meeting-at URC Church
12:30FUNERAL of Robert Henry Blacklock
15:00FARESHARE food baskets @ St. Nicholas'
Thursday 11th January 2018 09:30Eucharist with Hymns AT ST NICHOLAS'
Friday 12th January 2018 13:30Little Pilgrims' Carer & Toddler GroupMeets in the Community Centre, across the road from St James' Church Only meets in School Term Time
Saturday 13th January 2018 ST NICHOLAS' CLOSED-No Charity booking
Sunday 14th January 2018 SECOND SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY The Readings are 1 Samuel 3:1-20 & John 1:43-end
08:00EucharistWe use Common Worship

This is a said Eucharist, with a short talk.

All who are confirmed are welcome to receive Communion . If you do not wish to receive please join us at the altar to receive a Blessing
10:00Parish EucharistWe use Common Worship.
The service is followed by refreshments in the Community Centre (across the road) to which all are very welcome
12:00Baptism of Zoe Abigail Mitchell
15:45PIZZA CHURCH-In the Community CentreHave you given up on church services? Many people have - stating that they are not relevant, they are at the wrong time, the sermons are boring, they didn’t feel welcome, even… the church are only after their money!
Attending church should be enjoyable - that is why we are starting Pizza Church.
With a relaxed atmosphere, modern music, relevant and practical messages, - and its for all the family.
A different way of being church with a contemporary flavour - lasting about an hour including (you’ve guessed it) ‘Pizza’.
17:30Cafe Church at Costa Coffee, King StreetThis is a Mission Community Event.

The theme is 'Time is precious'
18:00Evening Prayer with HymnsThe Readings are Isaiah 62:1-5 & 1 Corinthians 6:11-end
Monday 15th January 2018 08:30Said Morning Prayerin the Lady Chapel at St James' Church using Common Worship
19:00Music Festival Meeting- St. Nicholas'
19:30Mothers Union Meeting-in Community CentreDovenby Hall, with Linda Davey
Tuesday 16th January 2018 09:30Eucharist with Hymns
Wednesday 17th January 2018 15:00FARESHARE food baskets @ St. Nicholas'
Thursday 18th January 2018 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
09:30Eucharist with Hymns AT ST NICHOLAS'
10:30Moving Mountains Prayer Meeting-at St Nicholas'
Friday 19th January 2018 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
13:30Little Pilgrims' Carer & Toddler GroupMeets in the Community Centre, across the road from St James' Church Only meets in School Term Time
Saturday 20th January 2018 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
 ST NICHOLAS' OPEN with the normal weekday menu
16:30Pie & Pea Supper Social Evening -Community CentreWith Beetle Drive afterwards. No experience or talent needed! Just the desire to have some fun together. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of Church by Monday 15th January so Dorothy can order the right number of pies. See you there!
Sunday 21st January 2018 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
 THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY The Readings are Genesis 14:17-20 & John 2:1-11
08:00EucharistWe use Common Worship

This is a said Eucharist, with a short talk.

All who are confirmed are welcome to receive Communion . If you do not wish to receive please join us at the altar to receive a Blessing
10:00PARISH EUCHARISTThere will be a creche at the back of church.

Followed by refreshments in the Parish Hall.

The collection plates will no longer be passed around during the offertory hymn for your envelopes or cash to be placed into. As with other services, collection plates will be at the back of church as the sides-people hand you your books and one again placed at the back of church at the end of the service. Thank you for your continued support.

Monday 22nd January 2018 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
08:30Said Morning Prayerin the Lady Chapel at St James' Church using Common Worship
12:30FUNERAL of Jean BeattieFollowed by cremation at Distington Hall
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
 Deadline for submission of articles for February Magazine
09:30Eucharist with Hymns
13:00FUNERAL of Irene SmithFollowed by Cremation at Distington Hall
Wednesday 24th January 2018 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
15:00FARESHARE Food Baskets at St Nicholas'take what you need - pay what you can

no need to book - just turn up.

Please see our Whats on Page which has a PDF leaflet with more information about this new initiative of the parish
19:00Whitehaven Heritage Action Group-AGM at St. Nicholas'
Thursday 25th January 2018 WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
 CONVERSION OF ST PAUL
09:30Eucharist with Hymns AT ST NICHOLAS'
19:15Mission Community Meeting-at St. Nicholas'
Friday 26th January 2018 13:30Little Pilgrims' Carer & Toddler GroupMeets in the Community Centre, across the road from St James' Church Only meets in School Term Time
Saturday 27th January 2018 ST NICHOLAS' CLOSED-No Charity booking
Sunday 28th January 2018 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY The Readings are Deuteronomy 18:15-20 & Mark 1:21-28
08:00EucharistWe use Common Worship

This is a said Eucharist, with a short talk.

All who are confirmed are welcome to receive Communion . If you do not wish to receive please join us at the altar to receive a Blessing
10:00Parish EucharistWe use Common Worship.
The service is followed by refreshments in the Community Centre (across the road) to which all are very welcome.

The collection plates will no longer be passed around during the offertory hymn for your envelopes or cash to be placed into. As with other services, collection plates will be at the back of church as the sides-people hand you your books and one again placed at the back of church at the end of the service. Thank you for your continued support.
18:00Healing ServiceThe reading is Mark 1:40-end
Monday 29th January 2018 08:30Said Morning Prayerin the Lady Chapel at St James' Church using Common Worship
19:00PCC Meeting-at St Nicholas'
Tuesday 30th January 2018 09:30Eucharist with Hymns
Wednesday 31st January 2018 12:00Moving Mountains Prayer Meeting-at URC Church
15:00FARESHARE food baskets @ St. Nicholas'