When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.
Make a dove for Pentecost
Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit arrived, in and around the gathered disciples and other Christians. Jesus had already gone to heaven. Now the Holy Spirit was helping spread God's love and power.
On this day we remember the beginning of the church as we know it.
One of the symbols of the Holy Spirit is the dove
We would like to fill our churchyards with doves this week ready for Pentecost on Sunday 31 May.
Can you make a dove to add to our 'Pentecost Peace Walk' display?
Many of you take your daily exercise near our churches. Could you add your dove or doves to our display? They can be made in any way you like. There are many dove crafts to be found on the internet if you need some ideas.
WHERE TO HANG THEM
We will be hanging the doves from the trees along the path at All Hallows and on the front lychgate at St Mary Magdalene. You can hang them yourselves or leave them in the box by the Vicarage gate and we will hang them for you. We can also collect them from the end of your drive if you email the office and let us know.
Please as always abide by all the social distancing rules if you hang them yourselves.
We look forward to seeing some fabulous displays.
Love and prayers from everyone at All Hallows and St Mary Magdalene
Living Well, Dying Well
Suspended until further notice
due to the coronavirus restrictions
No one really wants to think about the end of their life. However, it’s an issue which affects us all.
Dr Myriam Stoppard said, “whilst it’s natural to avoid wanting to talk about topics like preparing to die, being emotionally and financially unprepared only makes the situation harder”.
This course covering five talks, based on issues around death and dying, is an opportunity for us to think about these challenging subjects and consider what planning we might need to do.
We Need to Talk About the Funeral
Dr Alan Stanley, lay reader in the Church of England
Preparing for Uncertainty
Sue Sowden, Solicitor
A Day in the Life of a Funeral Director
Stewart Hartley, Director of G.E. Hartley and Son
Let’s Talk About Dying
Claire Dickson, GP
Dr Suzanne Kite, Consultant in Palliative Medicine
All talks will be held at the Callister Hall, Bardsey, from 7.30 - 9.00 pm.
Each evening will include a refreshments break and a question and answer session.
Start 2020 Course
Monday evenings, 7.00 - 8.30 pm The Verity Room, East Keswick Village Hall
Churches Together in Bardsey and East Keswick invite you to a course about the basics of the Christian faith.
The Start Course is a 6-week exploration of God, Jesus and the meaning of life. Each week we will be meeting to discuss the Christian faith and its relevance to us.
First session Monday 13th January
Second session Monday 20th January
Third session Monday 27th January
Fourth session Monday 3rd February
Fifth session Monday 10th February
Sixth session Monday 17th February
The first session is a 'taster' evening with cheese and wine.
The course is free of charge.
To sign up or for any questions please contact
Angela on 07860 824314 or Mark on 07763 762791
ART AT SAINT MARY MAGDALENE
In May, St Mary Magdalene Church hosted a unique Art Exhibition as part of our Parish Giving campaign. On Friday, guests were treated to a special 'preview' night, with a talk and slideshow given by local artist Alex Purves. Exhibits from the East Keswick Art and the East Keswick Flower Club were on display in the church on both Friday night and all day Saturday. A very generous donation from artworks sold was made to the church's campaign.
We are very grateful to the artists and Flower Club members for taking part. Thanks also go to all the many volunteers who kept the tea and cake supplies flowing during a successful exhibition.
Our photos gallery provides a few memories for those who attended or a snapshot for those who weren't able to attend.