Eskdale Benefice - Irton News - February 2016

Dates for Your Diary

IT PAUL'S IRTON - Dates for your Diary Sunday 12th June from 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm. We shall be holding a Tea Party at St Paul's to celebrate the Queen's Official Birthday this is particularly for those who can remember the Queen's Coronation!

Please let us know if you would like a lift so that you can join us.
22nd - 23rd June

Louise Stewart will be doing A Sponsored Walk in aid of work to be done on St Paul's windows, some of which are currently in need of repair.
Sunday 26th June 2.00 - 5.00

An Afternoon of Tea and Cakes at Janet and John's house.
Saturday 9th July at 7.30

there will be a Concert at St Paul's by Hannah Davey and Victoria Jess.
Saturday 3rd September

Prosecco and Strawberries plus other puddings at Sally Steele's house.
Sunday 25th September

Harvest Festival at St Paul's. We shall draw the Irton Raffle.
We also have more dates planned for further fund raising events.





Barbara Wright



1O.30am at St Paul's. The service will be led by The Bishop of Penrith.

5th - 12th June
We need everybody in the Parish who is able to help us clean and renovate St Paul's inside and out.
Every month St Paul's is cleaned by a volunteer but we have not done  a really in depth clean since 2012 when the church reopened after our last renovation. Since then some of our helpers have retired and we have gradually acquired a long list of small jobs for which we need help. some of which were recommended by our Quinquennial Report
completed last year. These range from cleaning and polishing to washing and painting. small maintenance tasks and work outside. If we were to pay to have all these to be done we would find ourselves with a considerable bill which we would find difficulty in meeting.
Although we are hoping to concentrate our efforts during the week 5th to 12th June some tasks may start before this and end when completed. or may be accomplished when you have the time.
Please contact Barbara Wright for a list of help needed and who will
give you further Information.
Tel: 019467 25296. or email:

To Good Friday when our service was taken by Rev'd Gill Hart and to Easter Sunday when our service was led by Rev'd Isobel Halsall.
On Easter Saturday the church was beautifully decorated and a small Easter garden was made by children in response to the Easter story told by Gill Hart.

On Easter morning we had a great service with bells. Easter hymns. Easter eggs. people. lots of daffodils and some of Amanda's delicious cakes with coffee giving us the opportunity to greet each other afterwards.
Note - DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - see page 5 this month
Barbara Wright. Churchwarden