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Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Martin Smith asks: "Why put the 'X' in Christmas?" in this 3 minute video recording of his own composition filmed in Ulverston Parish Church. This is in MP4 format.

An Advent message from the Rector, Alan Bing :

Alan BingOur Christmas publicity this year asks the question: ‘What have your Christmas traditions got to do with Christmas?’ It’s a good question, because there is always the danger of becoming so used to doing things in a particular way that we forget why we are doing it in the first place. ¬†Familiarity breeds contempt very often.

The seasonal TV adverts of the big retailers are thought provoking again this year. John Lewis have, through Monty the Penguin, emphasised the importance of relationships at this time year. Monty is looking for companionship, and his owner kindly meets his needs with the perfect gift on Christmas Day.

A desire for peace and friendship and is the message behind the Sainsbury’s advert, which remembers the truce between German and British forces at the front line on Christmas Eve 1914. We will be remembering the same event at ‘Silent Night Carols’ on Christmas Eve one hundred years later. We hope you can join us for that or one of our other Christmas services

There is still a yearning for relationships and for true community, where we can share openly and be accepted for who we are.

There is still a yearning for peace, especially in places like South Sudan and the Ukraine, but also in our own nation and even in our own homes.

At Christmas, we are reminded that God the Father sent his Son into the world so that we might be brought back into relationship with him and one another, and experience true peace.

We wish you every blessing.

Mission Update

Jigsaw Project

Read the latest email from Tim and Kate Lee, dated 6th September 2014, regarding a delayed departure to Manila through a lost passport!

Gary & Jane Howarth

Gary and Jane HowarthGary and Jane are now settling down in Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea.

Keep up to date with them by viewing their blog.

For their latest email and other information see the entry on the Mission page.

Beth and Sam WallaceBeth and Sam Wallace:

Greetings from India 

Thank you for your diligent prayers!

We arrived safely into New Delhi last night after almost three full days of travel. It has been over two years since we have been here, yet it still looks, smells and feels the same. The team arrive tonight and we will stay in Delhi for another day or so then hop on the train to Agra! 

For our musings on New Delhi visit www.mylifemyworship.wordpress.com 


  • We are well, healthy and rested.
  • There were no problems with immigration in any country we passed through- in fact they didn't even say hello, or ask us any questions at all!
  • Beth’s home church has made 100 hygiene bags for us to use for the Kits for Kids ministry


  • Continued health and good nights sleep as we adjust
  • For the team as they arrive later tonight/early tomorrow morning
  • Safety and ease in train travel especially with the four little boys and everybody’s luggage


Noticesfor 14th December

Third Sunday of Advent

Sunday 14th December

08:30 Holy Communion
09:30 The Big Breakfast
10:30 All Age Worship
15:00 Nine Lessons and Carols at St. John's
19:00 Carols by Candlelight

Monday 15th December

08:30 Morning Prayer
10:00 Sandside School Rehearsals and Carol Concert
19:00 Prayer Surgery (Parish Office)
19:00 Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 16th December

08:30 Morning Prayer

Wednesday 17th December

08:30 Morning Prayer
13:00 Sir John Barrow School Rehearsals
!8:00 Sir John Barrow School Carol Concert

Thursday 18th December

08:30 Morning Prayer
10:00 Holy Communion
18:30 Ulverston Choral Society Rehearsal

Friday 19th December

08:30 Morning Prayer
10:00 Coffee and Chat
18:30 Ulverston Choral Society Concert

Saturday 20th December


Sunday 14th December

08:30 Morning Prayer
10:30 Holy Communion


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