Heritage Open Days
On Saturday 8th September and Friday 14th from 10am to 4.30pm, refreshments will be available, all rooms in the church will be open, objects used in worship will be on display, visitors can see an old 19th century coffin-carrier used to transport bodies to Grasmere, there will be access to the Vestry to view robes and furniture normally kept under lock and key, and the Belfry will be open for escorted tours in which interested people may chime the bells if they so wish (although not give them a full ring unless the Tower Captain is present – bells are heavy things and accidents can happen if they’re misused), and the workings of the church clock will be open and viewable – it is a unique, clock, tailor-made for Langdale and with certain similarities to Big Ben. On Saturday afternoon (8th) Mr Geoffrey Sykes, a horological expert, will be happy to show visitors around and answer any questions about it.
On other days of both weekends information will be available on all the objects of interest, but on Saturday 15th the church will be closed because of a Wedding.
The school holidays and height of the visitor season are upon us! And this coincides as usual with the Keswick Convention – a gathering of Christians from all over the country and beyond, who have gathered together annually for over a century. There is some wonderful teaching from internationally renowned speakers, introduced by worship led by Stuart Townend and others. Going over for a day can be a most refreshing and inspiring experience which we would highly recommend. For more details see the attached link: https://keswickministries.org/convention/2018/week-3
Church services continue at 10.30am each Sunday at Holy Trinity, with Communion on the 2nd and 4th Sundays. We are currently following the Lectionary Readings which take us through Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians with its great themes of reconciliation, transformation and unity in Christ. Do join us for these if you are able to. Walkers are most welcome, as are dogs; and there are activities for the children at the back of the church. The talks are not overly long and designed to be accessible to a wide audience.
On Sunday 19th August there will be a more informal service aimed at families with young children: after some action songs and a Bible story, there are activities and crafts which all can join in. It is a cross between “Cafe Church” and “Messy Church”. Do come and join us there (at Little Langdale Chapel) at 9am, if you are able to. Services last about an hour.
Various parish walks are also planned during August but we don’t pre-plan too far ahead because of the unreliability of the weather – notice will be given at Sunday services or via e-mail.