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PAST EVENTS

Christmas 2015
Easter 2014
Christmas 2014
Easter 2013
Harvest 2013
Social events in 2015
Social events in 2014
Social events in 2013
150th Celebrations
 
 
 

 

Ecumenical links

Churches Together

  • St Paul's is part of Churches Together in Grange-over-Sands and District.  Other Churches  include the Methodist, Roman Catholic, United Reformed Church, Society of Friends, and the Bay Family Church.  The present Chairman is the Mrs Kzathy  Stancliffe, and the Secretary is Frances Limbrey.  Meetings are held four times a year, and regular events include the following.
A Men's Breakfast Club on the 2nd Saturday of each month atThornleigh, The Esplanade, at 8.30 am, followed by a talk and discussion.  For details, contact Mr Bryan Bucknell on Grange 34097

Coffee morning every third Tuesday at Abbot Hall, 10 for 10.20 am - speaker and chat

The Co-Workers for Mother Teresa on the fourth Monday of each month in the Father Magner room at St Charles RC Church at 7.30pm for meditation. The group is currently co-ordinating collections for the foodbank at Barrow.  The next date is Sunday, 15th September, in the Parish Hall, and particular goods requested are as follows: milk (UHT), packets of mashed potato, tinned fruit, tinned vegetables (carrots and sweetcorn), tinned sponge puddings, sugar, tinned fish.  Goods are transported to the centre at Barrow where they are sorted into sell-by date order, and then made up into parcels - single, double or family - to provide a minimum of 3 days non-perishable emergency food to local people in crisis.  Parcels are sent on to Millom and Ulverston.  At present, between 11 and 13 parcels are distributed daily at Barrow. A special appeal was made for items for Sierra Leone in the Ebola crisis, and goods were collected and transported by International  Aid Trust.  Over 1 ton of goods were sent.

 

A Cross of Unity travels around the churches of all denominations

Lent lunches each Friday from noon in aid of CAFOD, the Tear Fund and Christian Aid

Prayers are said each month on the 2nd Sunday, 7.30 pm, in the Methodist Church, for the Youth Project

Joint services of worship at various times of the year, eg Week of Christian Unity (January), Women's World Day of Prayer (March), Christian Aid week (May), One World Week (October), Advent

Carol singing in December

PRIMARY SCHOOL AND EDUCATIONAL LINKS

The Grange-over-Sands Primary School is CofE-controlled.  It has 153 full-time pupils currently on roll, and a further 17 part-time pupils in the nursery. Most of the children come from within the surrounds of the town.

Close links exist with the Parish Church, and the Rector visits on a regular basis either to conduct assemblies or to work in class on curriculum matters connected with the schoolís delivery of RE, and with other church members runs an after-school club.  Annual services like the Leaversí Service and Harvest Festival are held at St Paulís, in rotation with other churches in Grange, namely the URC and the Methodist. The Catholic Church is too small to accommodate all the pupils, staff and parents. 

Five members of St Paul's Church serve on the governing body.

In July the school was presented with the Bishop's Award in recognition of the excellent relationship between the school and church.

Secondary and tertiary education is available at Barrow, Cartmel, Kendal, Lancaster, Milnthorpe (Dallam) and Ulverston. The PCC nominates one member to the governing body of the Cartmel Priory Secondary School.