Arnside Methodist Church

Kendal Circuit Cumbria District

  Minister: Rev. David Stretton

Fundraising to refurbish our Church Hall

We’re currently raising funds to improve the facilities in our hall – click HERE for further information.


As our service this morning is a Cafe Church it will not be live streamed.

Thought for the Week –    In Christ there is no east or west,in him no south or north, but one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth.

 Prayer Fellowship – The next gathering will be on Wednesday 22nd June at 7.00pm in the church.  You are welcome to join us or let Sarah or Graham know, by email: of any special requests for which we can collectively pray.

Christian Aid – Thank You – The three churches in Arnside have raised £1,566.49 during Christian Aid Week.  Thank you for your generous support. Christian Aid Committee: Kath Hill, Val Pimperton, Denise Knott.

M:Hub – Volunteers are needed to join the team on Friday coffee mornings – see Yvonne 761445

Monday Friendship Group –tomorrow, Monday 20th June, 2.00pm refreshments at 3.30pm. Chris Kirk will give a talk and slide show on “My Life as a Photographer”.  Chris will show us the photos of Arnside he used to make the book we gave to David, Kate and Libby, so this is an opportunity for you to see them if you did not get the chance at their leaving service. Everyone is welcome.

Circuit Meeting – Tomorrow, 20th June at Kirkby Lonsdale MC at 7.30pm.

Church Lawns – Graham is trying to get the lawns edged in sections.  If you are able to help with this, please contact him on 07745 456378 to meet at Church to allocate an area which can be done in your own time.  Thank you.

Messy Church , Friday 8th July – For our next Messy Church we would be grateful for small plastic water bottles and any scraps of wool, for the craft session.  Please put these in the box in the Church porch or give them to a member of our team (Barbara, Pam, Karen or Yvonne).  Thank you for your prayers

Notices for next week – See Sue or leave in the tray on the cupboard in the vestry by Thursday 10.00pm.

Next Sunday, 26th June is our Chapel Anniversary morning service at 10.30 which will be a Café Church led by Rev Barbara Fairburn. Lacuna Concert – Monday 27th June at 7.00pm at AMC.  Proceeds are for the Monday Friendship Group Charity, the Air Ambulance.  Please do support this event.  Refreshments provided.

Church Council Meeting – this has been changed from Monday 27th June to Monday 11th July at 7.00pm.  If you have any reports, could you let me have a copy by the 4th July, so I can distribute them.  Thanks, Eileen.

Milnthorpe Food Bank – The things we are most in need of at the moment are tins of meat. We are also low on long life milk, jams, tins of fruit, carrots and porridge.

Child and Family Support, South Lakeland This service is looking for volunteers to reach out to young families. More details on the Notice Board.  Contact Rachel Miller, Volunteer Co-ordinator, 07855 161215

Breathe easy is an informal drop-in for anyone aged 18 and over, living with any respiratory condition.  Advice about support and services available locally and the chance to share experiences.  The Breathe Easy Kendal Group meet at Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road, on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 1 – 3pm.  See NB

North West & Mann Regional Review

Cumbria, Manchester & Stockport, Bolton & Rochdale, Liverpool and Lancashire districts are currently involved a regional review.  They are looking at the possibility of the districts merging in some way to become one.   If/when any changes come into effect it will affect us all and it would be good for as many people as possible to have input into the process.

The districts involved in this process are hosting 3 open consultations to explore in more detail the model that could be presented to the spring synods. This model is still being developed and the feedback and input in these consultations will be fed into the design process. These conversations are open to all and will be held on zoom.  The dates are: Saturday 9th July 2-3.30pm, Wednesday 13th July 10.30-12noon or Tuesday 19th July 7.30-9.00pm. To register and receive the zoom link, email Rob on

“Together at Thornleigh – 2022”. Mrs Gill Dascombe, a former Vice President of Conference, is leading the sessions for this 3-day residential event, her theme being “In Our Father’s House”.  A brochure giving more details and a booking form are available from Eileen.  Last year the residential was fully booked very quickly, so you are encouraged to send in your booking form as soon as possible.

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As churches we are always holding our village in prayer before God. If you have a particular prayer request – something that you’d like us to pray for – then you can email us at the address below. All requests are treated confidentially. See also more information about our “Prayer Together” group on the “About our Church” page.

A Prayer for Ukraine

Holy and Gracious God, we pray for the people of Ukraine and the people of Russia; for their countries and their leaders. We pray for all those who are afraid; that your everlasting arms hold them in this time of great fear. We pray for all who have the power over life and death; that they will choose for all people life, and life in all its fullness. We pray for those who choose war; that they will remember that you direct your peiople to turn our swords into ploughshares and seek for peace. We pray for leaders on the world stage; that they are inspired by the wisdom and courage of Christ. Above all, Lord, to day we pray for peace for Ukraine. And we sk this in the name of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Let’s pray for Arnside

We know that you love us and love the world. We thank you for the many blessings that you shower upon us every day. We place all our cares and concerns before you. We especially pray for this village of Arnside: for everyone who lives and works here, and for the many visitors to this beautiful place. Be close to those who are sick, bereaved, lonely or afraid. Enable everyone to know your peace, your comfort and your love. We make our prayer in the name of Jesus who is our risen Lord. Amen. 

Click on this link to find our own “Prayers for these times “page

Click on the links below for:

The Methodist Church of Great Britain

Kendal Methodist Circuit

Cumbria Methodist District

Kendal Circuit Plan September – November 2021