Events Coming Up
Quiz Night - Saturday 22nd February, 6pm
Our very popular quiz night returns with pie and pea supper, this year in aid of All We Can. All tickets for this event have now been sold.
Lent Lunches - Thursdays during Lent, 11.30am-1pm
5th March - including Traidcraft Fairtrade stall
Organised by Churches Together in Egremont and District, Lent Lunches take place in The Meeting Place each Thursday during Lent. Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy a simple soup lunch and fellowship. No need to book, just turn up between 11.30am and 1pm. The lunches are free of charge. Donations are collected for Christian Aid and CAFOD.
If you would like any further details of any of the events listed, please contact us.
Advent Crafts - Sunday 1st December
We celebrated the beginning of Advent with free craft activites for children. The town Christmas crib was also dedicated during the afternoon.
Christmas Coffee Morning - Saturday 30th November
Our annual Christmas fundraiser was a great success with everyone enjoying the stalls and refreshments/lunches. We raised £990 for church funds. Thank you to everyone who supported the event.
Memorial Service - Sunday 3rd November, 4pm
This special service was led by Rev. Dr. Lindsay Gray of Seascale for those who have lost loved ones, to remember them and give thanks for their lives.
Flavours of India - 16th October
Over 40 people attended this event which was organised by Churches Together in Egremont and District to celebrate One World Week. A wonderful meal of Indian foods was provided and Rev. Jim Baker gave a talk on his experiences in India and the Far East. There was also a Fairtrade stall.
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.
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.
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)
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