Welcome to the Parish of Whitehaven

  • We hope that you find our website helpful,

    and that it encourages you to come and visit us.

    Member of the Whitehaven Mission Community

    Mission Statement: By God’s grace, to grow God’s Kingdom in Whitehaven 

    Vision Statement: To grow disciples of all ages

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    In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice.

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    Faculty Legal Notice

    For more detail click on the News and Events tab.

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    Each Sunday an act of worship with teaching and prayer is posted on our social media (Facebook and YouTube) Links below. 

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    Bishop James will be broadcasting live on the Diocesan Facebook page at 2pm on Thursday 21st May with an Ascension Day reflection.

    A filmed sermon of Bishop Emma based around Acts 2 will be available on the Diocesan YouTube channel on Thursday 28th May.

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    A Message from The Rector.

    Dear friends,

    With the ever-growing concern, world-wide and at home, regarding the coronavirus, I wanted to inform you of our response to this pandemic. First, may I remind you of the words of Paul in 2 Timothy 1:7; ‘For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind’. We are living in troubling times, however that does not me that we have to give in to fear because ‘…the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world’ - 1 John 4:4.

    We have had to take practical steps because of this virus. Sadly, we have now had to shut all our places of public worship. This done in line with Government and Church of England instruction. But, just because we cannot ‘go’ to church this does not mean that we cannot ‘be’ The Church.

    Please be assured that prayer continues - said at various times each day.

    And if you would like to email prayer requests my email is at the bottom of this page.

    We want to keep in touch with you and we can do this through you regularly visiting our Facebook Page, website, via emails and telephone. If you think that I may not have your contact details send me a message now (my details are at the bottom of this article).

    Also at the bottom of this page are links to places where you can access worship materials from your own home. These materials will be updated and added too regularly. I will also post some teaching at regular intervals.

    Finally, I want to encourage you to…

    Look up - Pray for others and for yourself. Pray for all affected by this terrible virus, and pray for our NHS and all workers.

    Look around - be grateful for all that God has given you.

    Look out - with eyes of compassion for all people. If you are in a position to help someone and it is safe for you to do so - do it!

    Friends, if you need help - get in touch. There are a number of people in our church family who have contacted me to say that want to help. Allow them and me to help you.

    A foot note.

    Be faithful. Remember: ‘…the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world’.

    Be The Church even though you cannot go to church.

    Bless You.

    Robert

    tel: 01946 696932

    mobile: 0786 33 77777

    Facebook: Parish of Whitehaven

    YouTube: Parish of Whitehaven

    email: revrobjackson@live.co.uk

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    Click on the links below for prayer and worship resources

    https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-liturgy-and-prayer-resources

    Click here to see a whole range of online church resources from the Church of England.

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    Coronavirus - Cumbrian Prayer

    Loving God, as your Son healed the sick
    And brought good news to the needy
    Be with us this day.
    Loving Jesus as you taught us to
    'Do unto others as you would have them do to you'
    Be with all the medical staff this day.
    Loving spirit, your gift is healing,
    Bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county,
    But most of all, be with us this day. Amen

    The Cumbria Ecumenical Spirituality Group.

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