The Parish of Ulverston
Welcome to the home page of Ulverston Parish Church. Whether you're a visitor or a regular, we hope you can find what you are looking for.
As I write this, we are starting the season of Lent, leading up to Easter. If you live locally, please come to one of our midweek small groups or clusters, which help us grow as disciples of Jesus, and do join us for our Easter celebrations.
On June 1st, we have our annual Confirmation Service with Bishop James. If you haven't been baptised, you may be interested to know that we will also be baptising people in Coniston Water on the afternoon of Sunday 18th May. If you are interested, please let me know, or contact the parish office.
God be with you
or special prayer, for the First Sunday of Lent::
The Collect for Ash Wednesday:
Almighty and everlasting God,
Read the December Newsletter on the Jigsaw Kids Ministry in the Philippines from Tim and Kate Lee. Note that this is a PDF file and will require the relevant reader on your computer.
Beth and Sam Wallace:
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From September 2013 all Café Church talks will be found on the Café Church page on the Base website
"The Kingdom (are you in it?), The Power (have you got it?) and the Glory (are you giving glory to Jesus?)" Peter Taylor asked those questions at the 10:30 All Age Service on the 9th March, the reading having been taken from Matthew 6:5-13.
"Does God heal today and, if so, why isn't everybody healed?" At the 10:30 Healing Service on the 2nd March, Alan Bing referred to Isaiah 53:4-6 and Matthew 8:14-17 when tackling this important question.
At the All Age Service at 10:30 on the 9th February, Steve Parkinson explained how we, as followers of Christ, are to be Salt and Light in and to the world from the words of Jesus to his disciples in the reading from Matthew 5:13-16.
'Heaven's Messengers with Heaven's Message' or 'Keeping in step with, and being tweaked by, the Holy Spirit'. That was Peter Taylor's message at the 10:30 service on the 2nd February, speaking on Galatians 5:22-25 and Luke 2:22-40.
At the commencement of a New Year, John Griffiths preached about 'Seeing and Seeking Change' in his sermon at the 10:20 Covenant Service on January 5th, 2014, for which the readings were Jeremiaj 31:31-34 and John 1:10-18.
Isaiah 63:7-9 and Matthew 2:13-23 were the Bible readings forming the background to Marilyn Fell's sermon at the 10:30 service on December 29th. In it she painted a character study of Joseph as he responded to God's leading through a series of dreams.
At the Midnight Holy Communion on Christmas Eve, Brian Bull brought us down to earth with a realistic look at Christmas in the real world around us whilst also affirming the truth that the Light of Christ can still shine even in the darkest places. Isaiah 7:1-14 and Matthew 1:18-25 were the readings.
Go to the Sermon Archive for earlier sermons
Pray for those in training:
I am delighted to announce that Matthew Keddilty has accepted the invitation to come to Ulverston as our next Curate. Matt is training in St. John’s Nottingham and will be ordained in June 2014. He is married to Alison and they have four children – Ruth, Beth, Thomas and Hannah. Do please pray for them as they complete their time in Nottingham and prepare to come to Ulverston. Also, please continue to pray for John Griffiths, as he completes his training with LCTP and prepares for a curacy in Appleby; for Jo Hurst, who recently started her training at Cranmer Hall; for Eric Barker as he starts Reader’s Training; for others discerning God’s call to a particular ministry. Alan.