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St Mary & St Michael’s Church, Urswick

           URSWICK CHURCH               LA12 0TA   



Dear Friends,

I expect many of you readers will know that I have been taking part in a pilgrimage this year, the Reconcilers Together ‘Journey of Hope’. Reconcilers Together is a growing ecumenical network of Christian organisations across the UK and Ireland. Their shared mission is to inspire and equip Christian leaders to be a reconciling presence in their churches and communities. I was selected last year as one of twenty people across the UK and Ireland invited to take part in this new initiative, having the opportunity to work collaboratively and share best practice within the wider field of Christian Peace-making as our monthly meetings have taken me to each of the centres of Reconciliation around the country. It has been quite a trip!

I have loved elements of the journey, meeting other leaders called to a ministry of reconciliation and sharing joys and woes, as we face an ever-changing pattern of what it means to ‘be Church’. It has also been hard, very hard at times, as we have examined what reconciliation means for ourselves, each other and for the world and environment. But then, pilgrimages are meant to be hard.

May is the first month this year that I will not be going away to a centre for peace and reconciliation as it is ‘Action at Home’ month. Elements of my actions will be happening behind the scenes as I pray and discern what a ministry of reconciliation looks like in a group of five parishes, also part of a larger Mission Area and Mission Community, as we work more closely together to create sustainable futures for our congregations, buildings and, most importantly, mission and witness of faith in Low Furness.

An Action at Home event that I look forward to sharing with you all is an evening Café Church event on Thursday 16th May. The evening will be based on ‘The Man Who Planted Trees’, a parable for modern times. Described as ‘simply written, but powerful and unforgettable’, it tells the tale of a shepherd whose gentle persistence offers new life and hope. The evening will begin with cheese and wine, followed by a short film and discussion. We will explore the theme of reconciliation and what it means for each of us, our church and our environment. I look forward to an evening of good fellowship and fun!

I hope that, whatever this late spring month holds for you, you will be blessed to enjoy the longer days and warmer weather. For those avid gardeners among you, don’t forget about Urswick’s plant sale on 25th. And if anyone wants Raspberry canes there are plenty springing up in the vicarage garden…you are welcome to come and dig them up if you have somewhere to offer them a new home!

Lucie

Rev Lucie Lunn, The Vicarage, Great Urswick

Ulverston, LA12 0TA Tel. 01229 587200 Mob. 07825 241366

  


















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                            An introduction by Reverend Lucie Lunn, Priest in Charge of the Churches of Low Furness  serving the parishes of  Aldingham, Dendron, Rampside, Urswick  with Bardsea





Meeting on the 4th Sunday of each month.

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You can find out more of what we are getting up to as a family of Christians in the pages that follow. Likewise, something of our history and the things inherited from past generations that have influenced where we are today. We are on our common journey to grow in knowing God – who loves each and every one of us. You will find, too, our hopes and dreams for the future, that we in turn will hand on to the next generation of Christ’s followers, a happy, healthy, prayerful, and encouraged family of friends and neighbours with God invited into our lives. A family that gathers in Urswick, in Low Furness, in our County, and across the world – growing where we are planted, thriving, blossoming and bearing good fruit. That sounds good ! It is ! Together, with each other, and with God’s blessing and grace, we are equipped to get there. We would like you to come with us on that journey too, from wherever you are.


You will find contact details for us, links to other Churches and organisations, and so on, in the following pages. If you know of “Good” places to link to, please tell us. If you have comments bad or good (we prefer good, but need to know the bad to put it right too), please let us know.  

Vicarage Tel number 01229 587200

Email:  revlucielunn@btinternet.com


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The Churches of Low Furness have accepted and abide by the Safeguarding Policy of The Church of England  

under the Diocese of Carlisle. The Safeguarding Officer is Mr Graham Hopkins  who can be contacted

by email : gehop@madasafish.com or if unavailable please contact The Vicarage 01229587200 or  lowfurnesschurch@gmail.com










    

                                                                                                                                                                                   


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