Staying Connected

These are strange times we are entering in our nation and our world. As citizens of earth and of heaven, we have a special part to play. Our Archbishops have written, “Our life is going to be less characterised by attendance at church on Sunday, and more characterised by the prayer and service we offer each day."

Through this page we will share news, messages and links to helps us all through this difficult time. In addition we are going to publish a regular Information sheet We will also post on our church Facebook pages:

Grasmoor Mission Community

Cockermouth United Reformed Church

Western Fells Methodist Circuit

Churches Together in  the Cockermouth Area

Christ Church Cockermouth 

Godfrey had been sharing a blog. Read his thoughts here 

You can also read his final Pastoral Letter here

The Dedication Prayer that Godfrey used in his final service on June 28th is shown in the image below. You can also download a printable version here.

 

Sunday 5th July

Alistair Smeaton's reflections

Online Joint Sunday Services

Our Mission Community Sunday service is be available via our interactive online.church website at 10am, please join from 9:50am to enjoy a welcome chat with everyone before the service starts and feel free to stay on after the service for a virtual coffee and cake chat.

For children Rob will be sharing Children's Church via Youtube from 4pm.

Messy Church online is available here 

Previous Services

If you missed a service or want to watch again check out our service catchup page

Other online services and reflections can be found here

Other Services

The URC nationally are producing orders of service to accompany an audio service each week. You can find a copy of the order of service here

and the audio recording of the service is available here

There are other national services available on the BBC throughout the day:

BBC Radio Cumbria 08:00 Sunday Service
BBC Radio 4 08:10 Sunday Worship
BBC 1 10:45 Sunday Worship
BBC 1 13:15 Songs of Praise
BBC Radio 3 15:00 Choral Evensong

 

Open Churches

Some of our churches are starting to open for private prayer. Please feel welcome to attend, but be aware of social distancing that is still in place - there will be notices explaining how each church is operating when you get there. Or get in touch for more information.

All Saints, Cockermouth: 10.00am to 11.30am Everyday

Christ Church Cockermouth: Thursday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and Sunday 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Christ Church, Gt Broughton: 12.00 noon - 3.00pm, Sundays and Thursdays

St Cuthbert’s, Lorton: 10.00 am-12.00 noon, Mondays

St James’s, Buttermere: 10.00 am-12.00 noon, Wednesdays

St Bartholomew’s, Loweswater:10.00- am-12.00 noon, Fridays

Daily Hope Phone Line

A number of organisations have come together to produce the Daily Hope phone line

This is a fantastic resource where all you need to do is phone the FREE number from your phone and you have access to talks, hymns, prayer and services. Do tell other people about this - especially those who can't access online resources.

Finance

Please see this note about the current financial situation

 

Prayer

Prayer is power full and key to how we spend this period of time apart.

If you have a prayer request you can share this with our Prayer Support team via our online.church website . Just click on the Prayer Request tab at the bottom of the screen.

Here are some prayer resources to help you.

Prayer resources

Grasmoor Mission Community Prayer during Isolation

Church of England Prayer Resources

 

 

Other Events

Churches Together in the Cockermouth Area are hosting their very first online celebration! With guest speaker Martin Charlesworth. It is on Wednesday 1st July 7.30pm.

The event will be available simultaneously on Kings Church YouTube Channel  and Grasmoor Mission Community Online.Church  come early to grab a front row seat.

This looks like it will be an excellent event! 'See' you there!

 

VE Day

Godfrey led a short devotional service for VE Day on Friday, 8th May at 10am which is still available to view on the Grasmoor Mission Community Facebook page. Alternatively, you can use this printed service at home at any time. A short reflection to accompany the service can be found here.

Online Alpha

Got time on your hands, what to find out more about the Christian faith? Thanks to Holy Trinity Brompton you can now join an online Alpha course.

Let us know how you get on and if you have any questions we can help you with locally by contacting us using the form at the bottom of the page.

“Choose faith over fear.
The storm is raging but Jesus is in the boat,
he is right where you are”

— Nicky Gumbel

Our Sunday Services

Following the Church of England guidance all our Sunday services have been suspended. However we will be continuing church online via video, social media and blog. A link to the service will be available on this page each week.

Our Parish Office

Our Parish Office is closed until further notice. If you need to contact us please use our email addresses. or complete the form at the bottom of the page and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as we can.

Our Churches

Our  physical church buildings are all closed .for the time being but we continue as a church in the community and online. Please regularly phone and email your normal contacts and especially those you know are isolated.

Our Events

All our church events and activities that use our buildings have been suspended until further notice.We are not taking new bookings at the moment as we don't know when we will be able to open our churches again.

Can we help You?

If you need help with shopping, would like prayer or someone to pray with you or talk about a funeral please contact us

Contact Us

Parish Administrator: Sue Lake

Email: parishoffice@cateam.org.uk

Phone: 01900 829926.

Hours: 0900 to 1600 Wednesday and Thursday and 0900 to 1200 on Friday.

Address: South Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RU

Our Parish Office