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The Parish of Ulverston

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Alan BingWelcome to the home page of Ulverston Parish Church.

Most people want to be happy, but happiness is elusive – the more we seek it the less we find it. You may say this is the curse of the Western World. Despite a recession and growing inequality, we have more material wealth than ever, more opportunities to follow our dreams, but we are probably less happy than ever. When you ask the rising generation what they most want in life, a high percentage will say they want to be famous. But celebrities are often the least happy of all.

When we take up our cross and follow Jesus, we are risking all we have and saying no to doing what we please. The paradox is that this is the way to true purpose and fulfilment in life. It's worth remembering that this week  - as we say goodbye and hello.

We say 'Goodbye' to Gary and Jane Howarth as they go to Papua New Guinea for a year to work with Wycliffe Bible Translators in a school for the children of mission partners.  At the same time, we say 'Hello' to Matt and Alison Keddilty (and Ruth, Beth, Thomas and Hannah) as Matt comes to Ulverston to be our new Curate. Even if we are staying put, God calls us to new experiences if we choose to follow Jesus.
Keddilty family
Feel free to contact us or (better still) join us as we explore the journey of faith together.
God  be with you

The Collect:

or special prayer, for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity :

Almighty God,
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Mission Update

Read the latest email on the Jigsaw Kids Ministry in the Philippines from Tim and Kate Lee.  

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:

Summer is officially here!
Find out what we have planned for the next few months by reading our latest blog update

!Despite our original plans being cancelled, God has more than provided an amazing summer and winter in its place!

Thank you for faithfully reading and praying for us. We hope you are enjoying the beginnings of summer as much as we are


Sam and Beth

Noticesfor 17th August

Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Sunday 17th August

08:30 Morning Prayer
10:30 Holy Communion

Monday 18th August

08:30 Morning Prayer
19:00 Prayer Surgery (Parish Office)
19:00 Bell Ringing Practice

Tuesday 19th August

08:30 Morning Prayer

Wednesday 20th August

08:30 Morning Prayer
15:00 Afternoon Tea

Thursday 21st August

08:30 Morning Prayer
10:00 Holy Communion

Friday 22nd August

08:30 Morning Prayer
10:00 Coffee and Chat

Saturday 23rd August


Sunday 24th August

08:30 Holy Communion
10:30 Morning Prayer
15:00 Evensong at St. John's


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