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News from Morland Vicarage

Benefice Outing

On Saturday 6th May, we will be having a social outing to Ripon Cathedral and Fountains Abbey.
All are welcome to join us.

We will leave Morland village hall at 9 a.m. for Ripon Cathedral where we shall have a eucharist service followed by a tour of the Cathedral.

We then proceed to Fountains Abbey for lunch and free time to enjoy the gardens.

To book, please contact Revd Sandy Pearl (01931 714564 or

A Poem for Remembrance

This beautiful poem was given to us by Ian Butterworth, who has regularly played the Last Post at Morland's Remembrance Service.

Click here to read it.

Concert at St.Lawrence Church, Morland, March 5th at 3.00 p.m.

Follow this link to see further details.

A Statement on the EU Referendum

This Statement by our Rector has been moved to its own page. See link.

Morland Parish Council

With apologies to other parishes, but I must draw attention to the news that Morland Parish Council (Civil) now has a website.

Follow this for their site.

Sheila Clark

On Sunday, July 3rd 2016 we were given the good news that Sheila is to be trained for ordination. We all wish her all the best wishes.

Sunday, June 26th

This was a busy day for the group with two ordination services to attend in Carlisle Cathedral, Sand Pearl's Ordination to Deacon, followed by Katherine's Ordination to Priest. There was then a dash back to Morland for the welcome service in the Church with the Revd Katherine Butterfield presiding over a full Holy Communion with the Revd Stewart Fyfe assisting and preaching, and the Revd Sandy Pearl also assisting; this was a most joyful ceremony.

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.

I am busy redesigning our pages to be mobile friendly. This will take time so bear with me if some things don't work as well as they should.

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