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A principal focus of the Friends of St Patrick's ' current activities is the promotion of musical events in the Church and the raising of money, at the request of the PCC, to fund the cost of restoration of the Church's pipe organ.
Every five weeks of so a group of helpers, church-goers and non church-goers, meet in St Patrick's church yard at Patterdale, to spend a couple of hours tidying it up. We call these sessions "Boon Days" and they are open to anyone wishing to come along and join us. They are actually good fun and there is satisfaction in seeing the result of two hours collaborative effort. If you would like to try a Boon Day just turn up on the day or give Richard Theobald a ring on 017684 82379 and he will answer any queries you may have. Give it a try?
Special thanks to Keith Fazey who resurfaced the main paths with gravel. Something we badly needed doing.
SUNDAY 1st DECEMBER
11.00am HOLY COMMUNION
Celebrated by the Rt Revd Ian Griggs
Services are usually held every Sunday at 11.00am
Additional services are on other Holy days
A full programme is on display outside the church
As always, all are very welcome to join us
St Patrick's services are now delivered as an independent benefice. Whilst we are without a minister our contact is the Rural Dean
The Reverend Richard Moatt on 01768 881212
8.30am Penrith 9.00am Keswick, Wigton
9.30am Ambleside 10.30am Penrith
11.00am Cockermouth 11.15am Windermere
5.15pm Windermere 6.00pm Wigton
The next PCC meeting will take place at 5.00pm on Monday, 9th December. The Good Shepherd Team Ministry ceased to be from the 1st May. In its stead there is a grouping of 10 parishes that will share good practice. Our Team Rector, Bill White, will no longer be responsible for St Patrick's. We are now in an interregnum, a period before we appoint a new minister. The Rural Dean, Canon Richard Moatt, will look after us during this time until we have appointed someone to succeed Helen Mary Brett Young. This process may still take a few months.
We are most grateful for the help of retired clergy, particularly Bishop Ian Griggs who has taken many services. We have monthly support from the Methodist Circuit and from our Reader, George Theobald, so we are managing to provide a full complement of services, including 8 0'clock communion services on most Sundays where there is no eucharist offered. There is always a service at 11.00am on a Sunday.
We have advertised the post of House for Duty Minister for St Patrick's in The Church Times and the Methodist Recorder. "House for Duty" means the minister will not be paid but will be able to live in the vicarage free of rent in return for 3 days work a week including Sunday. We received one application who met our requirements but there is some uncertainty over pension arrangements which is hoped to be resolved shortly. Failing that we shall re-advertise the post and hope to have a minster in place by the end of the year.
The next Committee meeting will be at announced shortly