From 21st June 2020 All Hallows' Church Henshaw will be open on Sundays from 2.00pm - 4.00pm and on Thursday mornings from 10.00am -12.00noon for privare prayer.
A Welcomer(s) will be present throughout these times to provide guidance if necessary. Hand sanitisation will be available, you are advised to wear a mask and of course social distancing must be maintained at all times.
If you are unable to bring your own mask one will be provided for you.
A Different Easter
This is for many of us an Easter like none other seen in our lifetime. Our Churches are closed, we are unable to meet with one another, yet we see all around us so much kindness and support for one another at this very difficult time which helps sustain our hopes for the future.
The Easter Cross, made by our Churchwarden , Mrs Anne Galbraith is at the entrance to St Cuthbert's Church at Beltingham.
Spring is now all around us and we have the time to really notice the beauty of this season.
We know that on this Easter Day we will emerge from the darkness into light once again
Peace and blessings to all
Peace and blessings to all.
This year the Shrove Tuesday Lunch was organised by the Mothers' Union and held at the General Havelock in Haydon Bridge.
Messy Church is now being held on the second Tuesday of the month with activities in school followed by tea in the Church Room. This month the children learnt about Moses and the parting of the Red Sea.(Exodus 14:15) The theme of Moses was continued during the Celebration Service when the Vicar spoke about the story of Moses and the burning bush. (Exodus 3:2)
A Christingle Service was held at St.Cuthbert's Church, Haydon Bridge on Sunday 26th January 2020. The candles of the Christingle were lit during the service.
A Christingle consists of an orange representing the world and is pierced with four sticks representing either the four corners of the earth or the four seasons of the year. A red band around the centre, being the colour of blood, reminds us that Christ died for us.
In one of the reflections during the service the Vicar spoke about the recent pitching of God's Tent. The children had created a spark which generated a flame. It proved easy to generate the flame but more difficult to keep it burning just as the flame of our faith can be readily generated but due to the challenges of life may, at times, prove harder to sustain and begin to flicker.
The children learnt that in order to keep their flames burning thay needed to share ideas, work together as a team and support one another, a very valuable life lesson.
Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16