Arnside Methodist Church

Kendal Circuit Cumbria District

  Minister: Rev. David Stretton

NEW Weekly Notices for Sunday August 1st

If you wish to contact Arnside Methodist Church then please contact our minister, Rev. David Stretton on

Weekly Notices Sunday 1st August 2021 We welcome Rev George Barton to lead our service of Holy Communion this morning.

A verse for the Week     Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from Heaven Like the first dew fall on the first grass. Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden Sprung in completeness, where His feetpass. (Eleanor Farjeon)

Moving forward – the stewards agreed that people use their own discretion about wearing a mask in the building, and also while singing along to the CD hymns, remaining seated.  We will continue to use the one-way system, sanitising hands, taking contact details, keeping social distancing, using alternate chair rows and keeping the rooms well ventilated.

Flowers – Beatrice thanks everyone who has contributed in the past and if you are willing to contribute in the future, please let her know or sign one of the forms at the back of the church.

Prayer Fellowship, Wednesdays at 7.00pm – The next gathering will be on Wednesday 4th August in the Prayer Space in church. You are most welcome to join us or let Violet or Sarah know of any special prayer requests so we can collectively pray for those needs and concerns.  These may also be placed on the wooden cross by the Prayer space. They will be kept private unless otherwise stated.

Messy Church – will launch on Friday 10th September for families, fun, food and friendship.  But first: Church friends and members are invited to our ‘trial run’ on Friday 13th August, 4.00-6.00pm.  We start with craft activities, then a time of ‘celebration’ in church, followed by a simple meal.  Please come and find out more and pray for our new venture.  

Cream Tea – Wednesday 18th August, 2.30-4.30pm in church.  ‘Raffle’ and ‘Bring and Buy’ stalls.  In aid of World Mission.

Circuit Service for World Mission – Sunday 22nd August at 6.30pm at Stricklandgate Church.  All donations to the Methodist Church World Mission Fund. See poster at back of church.

Circuit Listening – Tuesday 31st August, 2.30pm at Levens’ Methodist Church.  Drop in for a chat with the Circuit Stewards to air views and/or concerns.

MWiB, “Together at Thornleigh” – 22nd – 24th November.  Leaflets at back of church. Book early as places limited.

Future Notices – If you have an item for the notices please contact Anne, Eileen or Sue, keeping it concise and by Thursday evening. 

Next Sunday 8th, Morning Service led by Rev David Stretton


You can now follow our Sunday morning services live on Youtube at 10.30am. Simply type in “arnsidemethodistchurch” on your youtube browser to access the livestream and you will also find previous services you may have missed. We continue to produce an audio service which is recorded each week and published here as an audio file that you can listen to. You can also access the current audio service and recent audio services on our “Audio Service” page link above. We are also able to supply the service on a CD (locally) for those who don’t have Internet access.

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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.

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

THY KINGDOM COME 2021 This global prayer movement inviites Christians around the world this year beteen 13th -23rd May to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. To access a wide range of audiovisual resources click HERE

Click on the links below for:

The Methodist Church of Great Britain

Kendal Methodist Circuit

Cumbria Methodist District