December 2017 – The Christmas Season in Langdale

Sunday 3rd December
Welcome Yule at 3pm – an Advent Concert with a variety of seasonal music including interesting arrangements of traditional carols to contemporary settings by modern composers, interspersed with readings and solo items
From the Harrogate Festival Choral Course
Refreshments afterwards
No charge; donations to church funds gladly accepted

Sunday 10th
Communion Service at 10.30am as usual

Sunday 17th
No service at 10.30am
But please come to the Candle-lit Carol Service at 3pm
Followed by tea and mince pies
Collection for the children in South Sudan and Burkina Faso –
two of the world’s poorest countries

Saturday 23rd at 6.30pm
We meet at the Bus shelter in Elterwater at 6.30pm before singing around the village. Visitors most welcome to come along.

Sunday 24th
At 10.30am – Last Sunday in Advent, Communion Service as usual – a quiet reflective service before the Christmas rush
At 11pm – See in Christmas day up at the Church with carols and readings at our Midnight Communion Service

Christmas Day
At 10.30am – Come and celebrate our Saviour’s birth by joining in the all age worship on Christmas morning, followed by a short said Holy Communion.

Lent and Easter 2017

1st March 2017
Ash Wednesday
To be celebrated with our brother and sister Christians in Ambleside with a Communion and imposition of ashes at 7:00pm in St Mary’s Ambleside.

8th March  2017
12 – 1.30pm
Simple lunch at The Baptist Church on Compston Road. All welcome. No charge; donations to the work of Christian Aid among Refugees.

“Lectio Divina” Fr Kevan Dorgan leads a course in this ancient monastic practice which is becoming more appreciated again in today’s world – in Mater Amabilis, Wansfell Road at 7pm every Tuesday during Lentunder the auspices of CTAD – Christians of all denominations welcome.  

Also “Different ways of receiving Christ”, a York Course series organised by Churches Together – all are welcome. This will be held every Thursday during Lent up until 6th April from 7.30 to 9pm in the Ambleside Parish Centre (in the Brathay Room)
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26th March
Fourth Sunday in Lent.
Mothering Sunday. Luke 2, 25 – 40. The childhood of Jesus and insights into the life of the holy family. The service will be shorter than usual with accessible songs and liturgy. We hope this will have something to say to people of whatever age. Children present will be able to bring their mothers (and other ladies present) the gift of a posy. Our deep thanks to the Meschino family for providing these in memory of Jilly. This year we will also be thanking God for the safe birth of Eden White, who will be baptised during the service.

2nd April Passion Sunday
Fifth Sunday in Lent

9th April Palm Sunday

Luke 19, 28 – 44, with the opportunity for those who wish to carry branches around the church building in the traditional re-enactment of The Triumphal Entry.
13th April – Maundy Thursday
7pm Meeting with Communion in the Upper Room at Little Langdale Chapel. (150 yards past the Three Shires Pub on your right).

14th April
Good Friday.
Meet up by High Close Youth Hostel at 9am to carry the cross to Ambleside via Loughrigg Terrace and Rydal Hall. At Ambleside we meet up with others in Churches Together at 11am as we tell the Passion story in Bible readings and hymns around the village.

16th April
Easter Sunday

6am Dawn Service – entering the darkened church by candlelight and emerging at dawn to celebrate communion on the front porch as the sun rises. Breakfast in the Vicarage afterwards.

10.30 am – all-age service with Communion, followed by an Easter egg hunt for children in the churchyard afterwards.

January 2017

Thursday 19th – Wedding of Louise Hetmaniuk and David Thorrington                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Friday 20th: 2-4pm tea and cakes in the Village Hall in aid of Langdale CofE Primary
Saturday 21st – Wedding of Laura Prichard and Rob Hood
Sunday 22nd – Combined service at 11am in St Mary’s, Ambleside, on the theme of reconciliation. (No service this Sunday in Langdale, therefore Communion offered to those who would like it at 1.30p.m. on Monday)
Monday 23rd – 2pm Time of prayer for Christian Unity, followed by refreshments.

Advent and Christmas 2016

November

Sunday 27th

“Welcome Yule” – a medley of carols, old and new, interspersed with poems and seasonal readings performed by the enormously talented Harrogate Festival Choral Course. Do come, listen and enjoy this popular annual event… It is a wonderful way to kick-start the Christmas season. The performance is at Holy Trinity Church from 3.00 to 4.00pm, followed by refreshments. There is no charge; donations welcome.

December

Sunday 18th at 3pm

Carols by candle-light: follow and re-live the Christmas story through readings and songs & stay for mince pies and a hot drink afterwards.

Wednesday 21st at 6.30pm

Carol singing around Ambleside with fellow Christians from all the other Ambleside churches; we meet by the Health Centre on Rydal Road before serenading those in the Greenbank Estate.

Friday 23rd at 6.30pm

We meet at the Bus shelter in Chapel Stile at 6.30pm before singing around the village.  Visitors most welcome to come along.

Saturday 24th at 11pm

See in Christmas day up at the Church with carols and readings at our Midnight Communion Service.

Christmas Day at 10.30am

Come and celebrate our Saviour’s birth by joining in the all age worship on Christmas morning, followed by a short said Holy Communion.

January

Sunday 11stat 10.30am

Begin the New Year as you mean to continue by taking stock of your life asking God to help us fix on helpful New Year Resolutions – a time of prayer and recommitment.

Sunday 8th January at 10.30am

The first Sunday of Epiphany when Christ was revealed to the Wise Men.  We look at Matthew chapter 2 and ponder the significance of their visit to the stable.

 

Lent to Easter 2016

1st March 2017
Ash Wednesday
To be celebrated with our brother and sister Christians in Ambleside with a Communion and imposition of ashes at 7.0 pm in St Mary’s Ambleside.

8th March  2017
12 – 1.30pm
Simple lunch at The Baptist Church on Compston Road. All welcome. No charge; donations to the work of Christian Aid among Refugees.

“Lectio Divina” Fr Kevan Dorgan leads a course in this ancient monastic practice which is becoming more appreciated again in today’s world – in Mater Amabilis, Wansfell Road at 7pm under the auspices of CTAD – Christians of all denominations welcome.  (To be confirmed)

26th March
Fourth Sunday in Lent.
Mothering Sunday. Luke 2, 25 – 40. The childhood of Jesus and insights into the life of the holy family. The service will be shorter than usual with accessible songs and liturgy. We hope this will have something to say to people of whatever age. Children present will be able to bring their mothers (and other ladies present) the gift of a posy. Our deep thanks to the Meschino family for providing these in memory of Jilly.

2nd April Passion Sunday
Sixth and final Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday) Luke 19, 28 – 44, with the opportunity for those who wish to carry branches around the church building in the traditional re-enactment of The Triumphal Entry.
Services in the first three days of Holy Week will be largely in conjunction with our friends in Brathay and Ambleside – details later.

9th April Palm Sunday
13th April – Maundy Thursday.
7pm Meeting with Communion in the Upper Room at Little Langdale Chapel. (150 yards past the Three Shires Pub on your right).

14th April
Good Friday.
Meet up by High Close Youth Hostel at 9am to carry the cross to Ambleside via Loughrigg Terrace and Rydal Hall. At Ambleside we meet up with others in Churches Together at 11am as we tell the Passion story in Bible readings and hymns around the village.

16th April
Easter Sunday

6am Dawn Service – entering the darkened church by candlelight and emerging at dawn to celebrate communion on the front porch as the sun rises. Breakfast in the Vicarage afterwards.

10.30 am – all-age service with Communion, followed by an Easter egg hunt for children in the churchyard afterwards.

Special events in the Christmas season

Special events in the 2016 Christmas season

Sunday 27th November

“Welcome Yule” – a medley of carols, old and new, interspersed with poems and seasonal readings performed by the enormously talented Harrogate Festival Choral Course. Do come, listen and enjoy this popular annual event… It is a wonderful way to kick-start the Christmas season. The performance is at Holy Trinity Church from 3.0 to 4.0pm, followed by refreshments. There is no charge; donations welcome.

Sunday 18th December  at 3pm

Carols by candle-light: follow and re-live the Christmas story through readings and songs. Refreshments afterwards.

Wednesday 21st December

Carol singing around Ambleside along with Christians from other local churches. Starting at 6.30pm: meet-up point Ambleside Health Centre on Rydal Road?  (Dry weather and wet weather options, so come anyway!  Ending at the Golden Rule)

Thursday 22nd  December

Carol singing around Chapel Stile – meet up at the Bus Shelter just near the Co-op at 6.30pm (Come shower-proof, will tolerate any weather except total downpour!)

Saturday 24th 11pm

See in Christmas day up at the Church with carols and readings at our Midnight Communion Service.

Christmas Day at 10.30am

Come and celebrate our Saviour’s birth by joining in the all age worship on Christmas morning, followed by a short said Holy Communion.

Sunday 1st January 2017

10.30 am Greet the first day of the New Year with carols and a Covenant Service at which people have the opportunity to ask for God’s help with their resolutions & especially the resolution to serve God more faithfully in the year ahead.