Arnside Methodist Church

Kendal Circuit Cumbria District

  Minister: Rev. Barbara Fairburn

Fundraising to refurbish our Church Hall

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

NOTICES FOR SUNDAY AUGUST 7th We welcome Dr. Don Spivey  to lead our worship this morning.

Unfortunately there will be no Reflective Service this evening due to Rev. Barbara Fairburn having tested positive for Covid. We send our love and prayers to Barbara.

Thought for the Week –  Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

 Prayer Fellowship – The next gathering will be on Wednesday 10th August 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 pray.

WELCOME: Our new minister Tiras and his fiancé Amy are getting settled in at the manse.  However, Tiras will not start his ministry until the 1st September.
The Circuit Welcome Service for Tiras is on Saturday 3rd September at 4pm at Arnside.  Please let Sue know of any offers of cakes/tray bakes/bought cakes/biscuits you can donate for the refreshments after the service.
The Kent Estuary Welcome Service for Hannah (St James new Curate) and Tiras is on Sunday 18th September at 6pm at St Peter’s, Heversham.  If you need a lift, see Eileen or Karen.

Milnthorpe Food Bank – Donations are needed as the need is increasing. The things most needed are tins of meat. Also, long life milk, jams, tins of fruit, carrots and porridge. Leave in the church porch, or drop a few items into the collection trolley when you do your supermarket shop.

Methodist Women in Britain Strawberry Tea at Levens Methodist Church – Thursday 11th August, 2.30 – 4 30pm. Cost £5, Bring and Buy and Cake Stall.  Proceeds for supporting Ukraine initiatives and refugees in Bangladesh and from Syria.  Tickets £5 from Irene  07958 605049. If you need a lift, see Eileen.

Notices for next week – See Anne or leave in the tray on the cupboard in the vestry by Thursday evening.

Next Sunday, 14th August The morning service at 10.30am will be led by Mrs Susan Hilton

The Way – the Summer edition of the free Church Newspaper for Cumbria is now available online and can be viewed here.

The Connexion – The latest edition of our quarterly Methodist magazine, is available at the back of the church or can be downloaded at:

Anna Chaplaincy Conference – Saturday 17th September at Penrith Methodist Church.  See the NB for further details. No charge but please book a place via:

Training in Spiritual Direction – The Cumbria Ecumenical Spirituality Group are offering this training which will consist of 10 sessions starting in October. To apply or for further details please contact the secretary on

An Introduction to the President and Vice-President of Conference – If you aren’t already aware of who they are, the Revd Graham Thompson and Anthony Boateng are in office now. There are two videos available where they each introduce themselves and share their faith journeys which you might be interested in viewing. The links are:  My Faith Journey: President of the Conference the Revd Graham Thompson – YouTubeMy Faith Journey: Vice-President of the Conference Anthony Boateng – YouTube. The President of Conference will be visiting the Cumbria District over the weekend of 24th – 26th September and further details of what will be happening and where it is taking place will be published in due course.

District Notices – details from Chris at Discipleship Project – A new ecumenical course beginning in September to help explore what lay ministry people may be being called across Cumbria and to support them. There will be 6 core sessions run over a year from the Diocese of Carlisle’s Church House offices in Penrith and other supplementary modules to be run across the country. Certificate in Pioneer Mission – Online taster session to be held on 22nd September at 7.30pm for the course to begin in January 2023.

Children and Family Worker – Holy Trinity, Kendal are looking to appoint a Children and Family Worker to develop and grow outreach to local families. 15 hours per week at £12 per hour. Deadline 26th August. Interviews 5th September.

Pastoral Letter – Please see the notice board for a Pastoral Letter written by our Superintendent, Rev. Melanie Greenall

The Cumbria District Newsletter: There are several copies at the back of church for you to take away, read and pass on.

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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