Carol Service December 2016

We had a lovely Carol Service, with contributions from Dean Gibson School, Cenacolo, and a new Christmas Story. There was a lot of preparation – musicians rehearsing, Eileen presiding over mulled wine. Then, while the church was filling up, candles were lit.   During the service, Dean Gibson pupils, Cenacolo friends and

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Remembrance Sunday

This year, Remembrance was given to everyone. Instead of giving us a homily, Fr Hugh distributed white crosses and we were all invited to write on a cross what we wanted to be remembered and prayed for. Then the crosses were planted in trays of sand in front of the

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First Communion

Twenty four children made their First Communion on Trinity Sunday and it was a great celebration. As in previous years, they laid the altar, brought the gifts, read the first and second lessons, the psalm and the bidding prayers, and generally made the whole congregation very happy.      

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Open nights for flood victims

The Parish Centre on New Street is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 3.45pm till 6.30pm for flood victims. We are offering hot and cold food, wi-fi, DVDs, a safe place to sit and chat, check emails, drink tea, let children play and generally wind down after a busy day.

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Muslims to the rescue!

A London-based Muslim charity was so moved by the plight of flood victims in Cumbria that they collected new boxed toys and plenty of food, and delivered their gifts to different church centres in Kendal. We welcomed them to our Parish Centre and were delighted to agree to their request

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Mass for Young People

At the Mass for Young People on Sunday November 22nd, Bernie welcomed everyone to the Mass. Altar servers and others composed the bidding prayers and read them out. These are their prayers. Dear God, we pray for the people of Paris as they come to terms with last week’s attacks.

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Practical help for refugees

Members of the parish community and many other friends have been busy collecting clothes to send to Germany, to our partner town of Rinteln. The Presbytery garage has become a clothing store.         Recently at Kendal Rugby Club lots of people came to an evening of music and food: ‘Songs

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