The dawn from on high

Some time in the beautiful stillness this morning ‘in the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.’ #morningprayer

Find some Breathing Space

On Wednesday 6 November at St James’ Cross Roads at 10:15 there will be some more Breathing Space: an informal exploration of stillness in Christian contemplative prayer and meditation.

Refreshments provided.
All welcome!
LIfts can be arranged.
Email with any questions,
or phone 01535 279624.

Breathing Space will follow the midweek Eucharist service at St James’ – 9:30 to 10:15. You are more than welcome to come to both the Eucharist and Breathing Space.

There will be 2 sessions of Breathing Space per month going forward, each 45 minutes long with refreshments first. They will be on the First Wednesday 10:15 at St James,’ Cross Roads, and Fourth Sunday 17:00 at St Gabriel’s, Stanbury.

So, the dates for the next 6 sessions are confirmed as:
Wednesday 6 November St James’ 10:15
Sunday 24 November St Gabriel’s 17:00
Wednesday 4 December St James’ 10:15
Sunday 22 December St Gabriel’s 17:00
Wednesday 8 January (moved on a week due to Bank Holiday) St James’ 10:15
Sunday 26 January St Gabriel’s 17:00

There will be a post-Christmas meal and meeting to discuss our new group and the way we all might want to take it forward into next year. Details to follow.

Derwent Water

Chilly boat trip around Derwent Water today followed by stroll to Friar’s Crag and warm mince pies back at the cottage. 😀#lakedistrict #mincepies #thoughtsfromswallowbarn


Amazing views again on our walk today around Brothers Water. Will be sad to leave the Lake District – such an incredibly beautiful place. #lakedistrict #thoughtsfromswallowbarn


Amazing views strolling along the edge of Ullswater today. You don’t get many days like this in The Lake District 😀 #lakedistrict #thoughtsfromswallowbarn

Little Mell Fell

Wonderful to be back home in the Lake District after such a long time 😎. Morning prayers on Little Mell Fell today. #morningprayer #lakedistrict #thoughtsfromswallowbarn


Stunning temperature inversion on the edge of the benefice this fine morning. #morningprayer #newrevs #thoughtsfromswallowbarn


Wonderful to get out this afternoon up onto Thornton Moor via Old Sawood Lane. #newrevs #thoughtsfromswallowbarn