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News from Morland Vicarage


Our Vicar, Revd Stewart Fyfe is to be congratulated on being voted on to the General Synod.


Sandy Pearl

Sandy Pearl has been accepted for ordination. Sandy will train for a year and be ordained next year as as a permanent Deacon.

Many congratulations, Sandy.


Katharine Butterfield

Katharine, a long-standing member at St Barnabas, Great Strickland, is to become our first Curate in years. She will be a self-supporting minister, relying for her income on her optometry practice. With great generosity, she will be offering 3 days per week plus Sundays.

Ordination

Katharine was ordained a Deacon in Carlisle Cathedral on Sunday June 28th 2015.

Welcome Service

Katharine will be welcomed at a special service at Great Strickland Parish Church on Sunday July 5th at 6.30 p.m..
Regular local services will continue, but please join us in the evening, if you can, for this momentous occasion.


Iona Trip 2015

Read the Vicar's report of the Group's trip to Iona.


The Future of our Parishes, our Group, our Deanery, our Church.

Follow this link for the Mission Community Shaping Group report on this matter.

We are all aware that the clergy, and specially the stipendiary clergy, are getting more and more parishes to look after, and that we all find ourselves being asked for more and more money to pay the bills.

In other words, we are apparently being asked to pay more and more for less and less. This cannot go on. The clergy are stretched to breaking-point and few of us feel willing (even if we are able) to contribute any more to the coffers. We might at one time have thought that ‘it’ll see me out’. I don’t think that is an option any more. We must do something!

You will remember that there was a consultation, parish by parish, some months ago. Following that, a working group was set up, including representatives from all parts of the Deanery and also from our Methodist and URC friends, who are in much the same position as we are. The working group has spent many hours sifting through your responses. As a result, a draft plan has been produced. It is important that we all have a chance to see the whole thing at one go: we must all be able to see how the findings have been arrived at, and we must all have a chance to ask questions and formulate our future together.


Keep up with Annie May

See Annie May's blog. ALSO look at the message from Father Christmas specially to Annie May! The link is on her blog.


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Click here to see a report on the recent trip to Durham.


Click here for a page on Morland Fête, with a photo of Morland School Choir.

 

Every blessing to you all
Stewart