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.


We welcome Rev. Barbara Fairburn to lead our service this morning which includes the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Thought for the Week –   Best of all is God is with us, God will hold and never fail.                      StF, 610, Andrew Pratt

Jackie Sylvester – Jackie passed peacefully into Glory on Tuesday night, and Malcolm was with her.  We praise God for her life and remember Malcolm in our prayers.

Prayer Fellowship – The next gathering will be on Wednesday 25th at 7.00pm in the church.  You are welcome to join us or let Sarah or Graham know, by email: of any special requests so we can collectively pray for those needs and concerns.

Christian Aid Week – 15th – 21st May. This year there will be a church collection for Christian Aid. There will be a basket at the back of the church with Christian Aid envelopes again this Sunday. Please take an extra one or two if you know someone, family member or friend, who would like to give a donation but cannot come to church. Thank you.

Methodist Women in Britain – Easter Offering Service – 12th June, 4.0pm here at Arnside Methodist Church entitled “Tell Her Story”

Ascension Day Service – Thursday 26th May – 7.30pm at Beetham St Michaels & All Angels, preacher Bishop of Carlisle. This ecumenical service is organised by the Kent Estuary Mission Community.

Volunteers needed – If you can offer to help with serving coffee after worship on Sunday mornings, please see Eileen. Thank you.

Special Jubilee United Service – 5th June10.00am at St James, no service here. Offers of cakes are requested for after the Jubilee Service – see Eileen

M:Hub – Volunteers needed to join the team on Friday coffee mornings in Milnthorpe – see Yvonne 01524 761445

South Lakes Dementia Coffee Morning – Saturday 21st May – 10.0am – 12noon at The School Room, Unitarian Chapel, Branthwaite Brow, Kendal.

Manna House Midsummer Music – Saturday 18th June, 7.00pm at St. George’s Church, Kendal. Tickets £10. See NB

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

Next Sunday, The morning service at 10.30 will be led by Mr Peter McCabe.

Appeal for Ukraine – The Methodist Church in Britain and All We Can have launched an emergency appeal in response to events unfolding in Ukraine. As communities face violence, upheaval, and the trauma of war, urgent support is needed.

ACT – In addition the churches in Arnside are working side by side to put together information about Church support and activities for local Ukranian guests and hosts. This will include a welcome from all the churches in Arnside, contact details for clergy for anyone needing spiritual or pastoral support, details of services and church activities and an assurance that we are praying for them and their country. A poster that can be translated into Ukranian (or whatever language the guests suggest) is being considered. It could be put up outside each church saying welcome and that the church is open every day for prayer.

Spring Edition of Connexion Magazine now available online. The theme of this edition is “doing justice” and explores what this might mean for both individuals, churches and the Methodist Church. https:/

Thy Kingdom Come – the global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. Resources available from Thy Kingdom Come website:  and also, lots of ideas and information available on the Methodist website:

The Way – The Easter edition of this digital ecumenical newspaper for the Church in Cumbria has just been published and can be found here:

Parish Nurse project – Wendy is looking for some woodworking assistance to build some raised  planter  beds for a veg growing  project through  her new Parish Nurse role. They will also act as perch seats so dimensions will be given. If you can help, please contact Wendy on number/email below.  If anyone would like to sponsor a plank or two, or bag of soil for this growing project for homeless folk that would help Wendy get it off the ground. If so, please do so through the charity website & say it’s for the Greening Up Growing project, more simply for soil or planks – in the reference information. The charity Wendy works for as a Parish Nurse is – there is a Donate Now ‘button’ on top right-hand corner, that will give you the ways to donate.  Thank you.  Wendy Johnson( or 07360 628636) 

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

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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