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Crosthwaite Parish Church, Keswick


Back Raising the Roof


Did you know there's an estimated 450 million old “round pounds” in piggy banks, pots, bottles and under sofa cushions, which will not be legal tender after Sunday 15th October?

Obviously that would be far too many for our roof appeal and we couldn't cope with that many, but we wouldn't mind a small percentage of them! If you find any at home, please bring them along to Crosthwaite Church where we will stick them on the roof of our model church and re-slate it. Once banked, all proceeds will go to the Crosthwaite Raise the Roof Appeal.

Crosthwaite Church has created a small and intimate space available for prayer and contemplation during the week. The Ormathwaite Pew, at the far end of the church to the left of the communion table, lends itself to this with its beautifully embroidered cushions and rustic juniper cross in a corner under a stained glass window. A prayer book has been started for visitors to request prayers. This month’s theme for the Prayer Station is Remembrance, and anyone is invited to call in and sit quietly to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. This year the suggested prayer focus at Crosthwaite is particularly on those who fought in World War II, as in November 2018 we will be commemorating the end of World War I.  The inspirational and powerful idea of the British Legion to use the simple Flanders poppy to remember the fallen continues to help us in supporting a new generation of veterans and service personnel. The church is open each day during daylight hours.

All will be welcome at our Remembrance Service on Sunday 12th at 1015 which will be led by Revd. Mike Hanson

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row, that mark our place;

and in the sky, the larks, still bravely singing, fly scarce heard amid the guns below.”

John McCrae, May 1915

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Music for a Winter’s Night at Lingholm

Crosthwaite Church has organised its next fundraiser in aid of its roof appeal and this time the venue will be the glorious Lingholm. This is at the kind invitation of David Seymour and family who will be our hosts, providing canapes, refreshments and the venue, all free of charge. Music will be provided by members of the well known Sparey family, Jonathan and Elizabeth. Jonathan has toured the world with the highly respected Fitzwilliam Quartet and various orchestras. Elizabeth is an accomplished pianist and educator. They will be playing light, popular classics including works by Elgar, Dvorak and Kreisler. The concert will take place in the sumptuous surroundings of the Stone Room and promises to be a wonderful evening. All proceeds will be given to the roof appeal at Crosthwaite which also includes plans to improve the heating and disabled access. Tickets are limited and are available from the Parish Office or direct from Linda Tee, Churchwarden (72285).

The next event for the Crosthwaite appeal will be a coffee morning and Christmas Fayre at Lyzzick Hall Hotel on Thursday November 30th.