Events Coming Up
Flavours of India - Wednesday 16th October, 6pm
This event is organised by Churches Together in Egremont and District to celebrate One World Week. Rev. Canon Jim Baker will give a talk on his experiences in India and the Far East, and Indian food will be served. There will also be a Fartrade stall. Everyone is welcome, there's no need to book, just come along.
Memorial Service - Sunday 3rd November, 4pm
This special service is particularly for those who have lost loved ones, to remember them and give thanks for their lives. The service will be led by Rev. Dr. Lindsay Gray of Seascale. The service is open to all.
Prayers for Peace - Saturday 9th November, 12noon
Following the coffee morning, we will be joined by friends from other churches in the local area for a time of prayer (30-45 minutes) around the important theme of peace.
Remembrance Sunday - Sunday 10th November, 11am
There will be no service at The Meeting Place on this day. We will join the Act of Remembrance at the town War Memorial at 10.45am followed by a service in the Parish Church.
Christmas Coffee Morning - Saturday 30th November, 10am-1pm
This is our Christmas fundraiser and will include cake stall, jams and produce, nearly-new, raffle, and the usual popular lunches including soup, quiche, sandwiches and cakes.
If you would like any further details of any of the events listed, please contact us.
Iona - Sunday 29th September
Our 5th Sunday event in September was a talk on the island and community of Iona led by Rev. Nicki Pennington from Cleator Moor. Nicki then lead us in a short Iona-style worship service which was followed by tea and cake.
Harvest Supper and Lake District Slideshow
On Saturday 21st September, 63 people enjoyed a harvest supper of sausages, mash, peas and gravy with apple crumble and custard or cream for pudding. This was followed by a superb Lake District slideshow set to music, by well-known local photographer Bill Stainton and his wife Pat. £422 was donated to church funds. Thank you to everyone who attended.
Welcoming our new ministers
On Sunday 1st September We joined with other members of our circuit at Lorton Street Methodist Church in Cockermouth to welcome our new ministers, Revd. Paul Saunders and Deacon Kina Saunders. The service was led by the new Chair of Cumbria District, Revd. Dr. James Tebbutt. We welcome them and are looking forward to working with them.
Farewell to our minister, Wendy
On July 7th at Seascale Methodist Church we said farewell to our minister, Revd. Dr. Wendy Kilworth-Mason who is moving on to a new appointment in Yorkshire. The service was led by the chair of District, Revd. Richard Teal (who is also moving on in September).
Outing to St Bees beach
At the end of June we had an afternoon at the beach. Despite the windy day, we enjoyed a paddle in the sea, a picnic tea and some games.
Big Breakfast - Saturday 11th May
As part of Christian Aid week we held a Big Breakfast. We served bacon, eggs, tea, coffee, juice, cereal, toast, fruit, yoghurt and pancakes. Everything was provided free and £230 was donated for Christian Aid.
Our solemn Lent Cross was transformed with flowers on Easter Day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
As usual we hosted the Churches Together in Egremont and District Lent Lunches on Thursdays during Lent. Good company and a simple lunch of homemade soup with bread was enjoyed by all. Donations were collected for Christian Aid and CAFOD.
Fifth Sunday event - Phoenix Praise Band, Sunday 31st March
Following our Christmas Games and Nibbles social evening in December, our next "5th Sunday of the month" event was a song-learning session with Phoenix Praise band. We learnt some new Easter songs and then sang them as part of a short worship service led by Phoenix. Everyone then enjoyed tea/coffee and cakes.
Children's Crafts for Mothering Sunday
We hosted free children's craft activities on the Saturday afternoon to make butterfly-themed gifts for Mothering Sunday, with afternoon tea provided for the adults. Over 80 people attended this very successful event and some beautiful gifts were made. The next craft day will probably be during Advent for Christmas. Check back here or follow our Facebook page to keep informed.
Quiz Night - 16th February
Our quiz night was very popular and raised £491.50 in aid of this year's Circuit charity, Hospice at Home. The pie and peas were delicious, as was the wide selection of homemade puddings. There was a Fairtrade raffle for a hamper and other Fairtrade goodies. The 8 quiz teams all did brilliantly. Thank you to everyone who made it such an enjoyable event.
As part of Egremont town's Winter Wonderland and Christmas Lights Switch-on, we again provided a variety of craft activities for accompanied children with an Advent or Christmas theme. All activities were free of charge and refreshments were also provided.
One World Week event - Wednesday 10th October
Organised by Churches Together in Egremont and District, this event celebrated One World Week with a talk on "Medical Adventures in Africa" by Dr. Claire Summers of St. Bees. A delicious African meal was provided before the talk, and donations were collected for the Indonesia Earthquake appeal.
Harvest Celebrations - Sunday September 23rd
Our morning service included a food collection for the Foodbank while we considered our church's mission. In the evening we held a special praise service with Phoenix Praise band followed by a bring and share supper. This was enjoyed by friends from across our Mission Community including St Bees and Cleator.
Moving Mountains Mission 8th-11th March 2018
Our ecumenical mission events were very well received including a Mothers' Day afternoon tea with children's crafts and nail painting, and a talk on one of our member's rock-climbing expeditions with quiz and food.
Our annual circuit memorial service on 5th November was an opportunity to remember people no longer with us and to give thanks for their lives. "A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam. And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world. But then it flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so blessed to have seen it." (Author unknown)
5 Year Celebration
On the weekend of 21st/22nd October 2017, we celebrated 5 years since the opening of The Meeting Place. On Saturday we held a community event with free food and drink and children's activities, and several of our usergroups demonstrated their activities. On Sunday morning, Keith Hudson and the Phoenix Praise Band led an inspiring worship service. This was followed by our first ever church-family Sunday lunch out.
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