Elysia String Quartet Concert at St. Mary's Church, Windermere
Thursday 12th December, 2013 at 2pm.
An afternoon concert of light classical and seasonal music.
Tickets £8 via The Parish Office 015394 44596 or pay on the door
The December/January edition of the St. Mary's parish magazine has now been published and is available for purchase at the amazingly generous price of 50p!
Alternatively, you can peruse the news and read the articles for free online DECEMBER_2013_MAGAZINE.pdf
Our next Wedding Fayre will be held on Sunday 9th February, 2014 between 2.00pm and 5.00pm
Everything a Bride and Groom need for their big day.
Gowns, Cars, Photographers, Cakes, Entertainment, Hairdressers, Table Decoration and much more!
Glass of Bucks Fizz on arrival
Extra parking available at St. Mary's Surgery
For more information please contact:-
Tel: 015394 44596
The November edition of the St. Mary's parish magazine has now been published and is available for purchase at the amazingly generous price of 50p!
Alternatively, you can peruse the news and read the articles for free online St Mary's Magazine, November 2013
The October edition of the St. Mary's parish magazine has now been published and is available for purchase at the amazingly generous price of 50p!
Alternatively, you can peruse the news and read the articles for free online St Mary's Magazine, October 2013
The Revd. Shanthi Thompson the newly appointed vicar of Ings, Staveley and Kentmere was licensed and installed at St. James, Staveley on Monday 9th September 2013, by Bishop Robert.
Shanthi was formerly a curate in the Rainbow Team over in Kirby Lonsdale, working with Revd. Richard Snow and Revd. David Whitehead.
Are you looking for the perfect venue to hold your child's party? We have rooms to let (at very reasonable prices) with kitchen facilities and plenty of space for the children to run around. For further details please contact Carol or Lynda in the Parish Office 015394 44596 or email: Or pop in to see us, and we can show you around.
On the weekend of 8th / 9th of June, St. Mary`s Church in Windermere were pleased to welcome the `Elevate` Dance Company for a weekend of Dance Workshops and an evening performance which delighted and challenged people of every faith and none.
Elevate is based in London and is formed by the apprentices of the Springs Dance Company, Europe`s foremost professional Christian Dance Company which tours the UK and internationally performing and teaching work that is dynamic, entertaining and can be enjoyed by everyone, including those new to dance.
They perform and run workshops for a wide variety of audiences and at a wide variety of venues including theatres, schools, colleges, prisons, churches, cathedrals, festivals, conferences and outreach missions.
Their aim is to explore, through dance, faith and life issues from a Christian perspective. They seek to encourage dance within the church, education and the community and to pursue artistic and educational excellence.
Elevate were in Windermere as part of their 2013 UK tour and gave a day of tuition at St. Mary`s Nursery & Infant School and Windermere Junior School- along with Workshops for adults and young people at St. Mary`s Church. They also gave an entertaining Saturday evening performance, and they helped lead the Sunday Worship at St. Mary`s at 11.00am.
On Tuesday 6th November, Revd. David Wilmot, our Church Wardens, the Little Pips Leaders, Mums and Children took part in planting a Ribston Pippin Apple Tree in the grounds of the church. A short prayer was said, and the Vicar blessed the tree.
This tree was planted to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Year. An apple tree was chosen to signify that the church is the Parish Church of St. Mary’s, Applethwaite. Little Pips Mothers and Toddlers Group are so called because apples grow from pips!
The tree was donated by “Fruity Windermere” a Community Food Group whose aim is the encouragement of fruit growing in the Parish of Windermere, Bowness and Troutbeck Bridge.
As the children get older they will see the tree grow along with them. They will be able to tell their children, and future generations that they helped to plant the tree at St. Mary’s.
St. Mary's played host to the fourth Vision to Action day for the Westmorland and Furness Archdeaconry - the mark of discipleship that is Evangelism.
The day was led by the Revd. Ruth Crossley, with Bishop James and Bishop Robert. The day included a number of other talks and seminars and was attended by the clergy from across the archdeaconry.
If you are interested to listen to or download the talks and seminar summaries from the day then please click on the links below:
You can now donate to St. Mary's online. If you are a visitor then please consider supporting our work for the Kingdom in Windermere. If you are a regular member of St. Mary's but are away then please remember us!
To donate go to the Donations webpage which can be found in the footer menu towards the bottom of your current webpage.
Alternatively, you can simply click on the button below:
Manna House in Kendal are collecting cans and dried food to hand out to vulnerable people and families. If you have any spare tins in the cupboard or you can donate some extra from your shopping - Buy One Get One Free is a perfect opportunity - then we have a collection box next to the Office at St. Mary's.
You can find out about Manna House and the Christian work they do with the homeless and vulnerable from their official website www.manna-house.org.uk
TWAM: Tools with a Mission: Thanks to everyone who has made a donation so far. The first batch of tools have been taken to Carlisle and there is a display in the North Aisle of St. Mary's as to how the tools are put to use; or you can take a look at the TWAM official website www.twam.co.uk - please do have a look!
We cannot do much to help our brothers and sisters who are suffering persecution but we can do something. If you have a little time to offer a prayer, or send a card or message in support and would like to join in with our response, please see the board in the North Aisle for details.
St. Mary's played host to the third Vision to Action day for the Westmorland and Furness Archdeaconry - the mark of discipleship that is Community Service and Engagement.
The day was led by the Revd. Canon Tim Montgomery and the Revd. Ruth Crossley, with Bishop James presenting a biblical reflection on the familiar passage of John 13.1-20, Jesus washing the disciples' feet. The day included a number of other talks and seminars and was attended by the clergy from across the archdeaconry.
If you are interested to listen to or download the talks and reflections from the day then please click on the links below:
The Revd. Nick Devenish the newly appointed vicar of Cartmel Priory and the parish of Field Broughton was licensed and installed at Carteml Priory on Friday 3rd February 2012, by Bishop James.
Nick has joined the Cartmel Peninsula Team as a Team Vicar under the guidance of the Team Rector, Revd. Canon Nick Ash, as part of the Windermere Deanery. Nick brings with him both experience in parish ministry and within the wider Anglican community as a driving force behind the Church of England Weddings Project.
The newly appointed Archdeacon for the Westmorland and Furness Archdeaconry, the Ven. Penny Driver, was collated at Kendal Parish Church on Tuesday 10th January.
Penny formerly Archdeacon of Exeter in the Exeter diocese and who is originally from the north of England, returns to the north bringing much experience in the multi-facted role of an archdeacon.