October 2020 Bulletin from St Kentigern’s Church Mungrisdale

posted 5 Oct 2020, 02:59 by Steve Woolley

If you have any questions about church matters, please get in touch with the churchwardens: Brian Davis  drbriandavis@btinternet.com  017687 79640 or Christine Fleming  christine.fleming7@btinternet.com  017684 84217.

Please send any notices or articles for the next bulletin to nancy.tweddell@outlook.com

Church services

Services are held in the church building every Sunday at 11 am.  We are Covid-safe so, although the seating is limited and we must wear masks, please do come.  Covid regulations prevent singing but we listen to recorded  hymns and praise music.   The services are also available live via Zoom, so if you would like to join on Zoom just let Brian know -  phone number and  email address as above.

            Service listing:

Sunday  4th October  11am.               Holy Communion led by Rev Richard Hall

Sunday  11th October 11am               Harvest Praise led by Peter McCall

Sunday 18th October 11am                Holy Communion led by Rev Mike Houston

Sunday 25th October 11am                Morning Praise led by Brian Davis


Bishop’s Harvest Appeal 2020

Each year at our Harvest service we normally take up an offering in support of the Bishop’s Appeal.  

The Bishop describes this year’s appeal on the diocesan website as follows: 

“The Harvest Appeal moves now to a new three year cycle and shifts focus. Over the next three years we will be working with the Mother’s Union and Christian Aid.  The two main projects* are outlined in the leaflet and I commend them to you. As in previous years ten per cent of your donation will also support three UK organisations who are working for a fairer and more sustainable world: Cumbria Development Education Centre, Carlisle One World Centre and Global Justice Now.

*This year’s main projects are Christian Aid’s work in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and the work of the Mothers’ Union in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  We cannot take up an offering in the service but, if you would like to give, please use the link below. https://www.give.net/BishopsHarvestAppeal/oneoff


Church Finances 

The option of online giving is available via the following links:

One off giving; https://bit.ly/Mungrisdale                       Regular giving; https://bit.ly/Mungrisdale2


Mungrisdale Annual Church Meeting

This will be held via Zoom on Thursday 8th October at 7pm.    Everyone on the electoral roll is eligible to attend so please join in by letting Brian know and he will send you a Zoom invitation. 


Boon Day

On Friday 9th October we are holding a Boon day to tidy up the churchyard.  We’ll start at 10am but If it’s wet we will reschedule.  Come along any time that morning – just half an hour can make a big difference.





Mungrisdale WI

No news at present.


Mungrisdale Village Hall:

Please contact Anne for the up to date information on bookings either by email - anne.manger@btinternet.com or phone - 01768 484435.


Caldbeck Surgery Flu vaccination 2020

This year the Flu vaccination programme needs to be run differently to previous years. We can’t rely on vaccinating people when they happen to be in the surgery for another matter, and we don’t have space for safe queueing on our site. We’ve decided that to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, we need to run our flu clinics off-site were we can have queues under cover and socially-distanced.

We normally vaccinate the over 65s and those who have a condition that puts them more at-risk from flu; this year we also have those who have been officially advised to shield due to Covid-19, and the prospect (not yet confirmed by the NHS) of adding the 50-64 year olds to those eligible.

Our plan is to run flu-specific clinics at Caldbeck village hall, spread over 6 weeks (since our vaccine is delivered in tranches over this period). We will prioritise as follows:

1.     Those who are officially shielding ie have received a shielding advice letter from NHS England, including their household-members who are on the ‘at-risk’ list

2.     Those who are at-risk and those who are over 65 (the normal flu groups)

3.     (Those who are 50-64, should this cohort become included)


You will receive either an SMS text or a letter inviting you to a specific date and either an AM or a PM clinic, please attend at this time and date if at all possible. The dates that the clinics will be running are shown below, if you are unable to attend at your designated time please ring us to arrange an alternative date, *after the date you were invited*.Please be aware you may need to wait longer. (if you attend earlier we may not have enough vaccine and will have to turn you away)

In particular, if you have not been officially advised to shield, *do not attend on the shielding days*. Keeping this group of patients separate from others is of vital importance to their safety.

Please do not attend if you have not received a letter or SMS text invite. If you believe you are in an eligible group and have not been invited by 30th September please call us. We have just enough vaccine to cover our priority populations as above (pending NHS vaccine supply for the 50-64s), and we will not be able to vaccinate anyone who is ineligible (and who would therefore pay for vaccination) until we are certain that the priority groups have all been vaccinated.


Dates for flu clinics are as follows:



Shielding only

Flu clinics will run from 09:00-12:00 and 14:00 – 17:00 on each day. Hall access will be closed outside these times.  Please note that we will be using the hall side doors for entry & exit only, as the front steps aren’t suitable for limited-mobility access. To preserve safe queueing and social distance, all entry will be via the right hand door, and all exit via the left-hand door.

Clinic dates for 50-64 year-olds will be provided in due course once we have NHS confirmation of eligibility and additional vaccine stock has been provided.





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