Mungrisdale Church Bulletin February 2021

posted 2 Feb 2021, 10:50 by Mung Mungrisdale
An old bedtime prayer
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray thee, Lord, my soul to keep;
If I should die before I wake,
I pray thee, Lord, my soul to take.
If I should live for other days,
I pray thee, Lord, to guide my ways.

Church services
Services will be held via Zoom only. If you would like to join in, please let Brian know - his
phone number and email address are shown below.
        Service listing:
        Sunday 7th February 11am.          Holy Communion led by Rev Richard Hall
        Sunday 14th February 11am         Morning Praise led by Nancy Tweddell
        Sunday 21st February 11am         Holy Communion led by Rev Mike Houston
        Sunday 28th February 11am         Morning Praise led by Dr Brian Davis

A confidential prayer group continues to meet on Zoom through these very difficult times,
so please get in touch if you need prayer.
If you have any questions about the church or about the Christian faith, please get in touch
with the churchwardens: Brian Davis 017687 79640 or
Christine Fleming 017684 84217.

9 am on (Ash) Wednesday 17 February to 9 am on Thursday 18 February 2021
An opportunity for us individually and collectively, across the Penrith Mission Area, to pray
for those people and situations which are on our hearts during these Covid times. At this
stage you’re asked to sign up for PRAY24PENRITH via the link and to ‘spread the word’ to
those who may not have internet access and would like to be involved.
To take part please either sign up at: or contact Gary Cregeen
(01768 868786 or Email:, and let him know when you’re able
to pray and he will sign up for you!

Please send any notices or articles for the next bulletin to

Giving to the church: The option of online giving is available via the following links:
One off giving; Regular giving;

A news update on “the Gathering” Youth Café
The Gathering Youth Café in Penrith cannot open at present because of the lockdown and
large number of cases of Covid virus infection but we are using the time to submit grants
through our charity Ignite Penrith to support the activities and learning experiences for the
young people and to employ a Youth Worker to allow the Café to be open more than the
current 3 days per week. Futurekraft, a grant preparation company helping the Charity to
submit grants, has made applications to several charities that support youth work. We are
delighted that one of those, The Joseph Rank foundation has recently awarded us a grant
spread over 3 years; £15,000 in year 1, £10,000 in year 2 and £10,000 in year 3. This grant
means we have reached 1/3 of our target needed to employ a Youth Worker. We are also
incredibly grateful for the support of several churches in the Penrith area, including
Mungrisdale Church, who have given us generous gifts this Christmas.
Brian Davis

Fibre Broadband:
As you may already know, we have a Fibre Broadband initiative in our area. It is a
community initiative led by Andy Rose. All the exchanges which service the parish have
representatives who help make up the group working on this; these exchanges are Skelton,
Threlkeld, Caldbeck and Greystoke.
The ‘expressions of interest’ have been gathered up and put into the Open Reach ‘portal’.
The next part of the process is that they look at our area and the costs and the method of
installing fibre, and then get back to us, which should happen in February.
We are also looking at B4RN, an alternative company who specialise in installing Fibre
Broadband into rural areas. If you wish to know about B4RN or Open Reach, they have a lot
of information on their websites. Discussions with both companies are at the early stages
but we will keep you informed of progress.
Don’t worry if you have not registered your interest and wish to do so; please contact me
Christine Fleming

Parish Council information is available on the Parish Council tab on the Mungrisdale Village

Mungrisdale Village Hall: Please contact Anne for up to date information on bookings
either by email -  or phone - 01768 484435.

Caldbeck Surgery: Tel 016974 78254
We have some Protected Learning Times.(PLT) when the surgery closes at 1 pm 
The next date is Wednesday 10th  February , followed by Thursday 18th  March.