Arthuret Church, CA6 5SJ
The church of St Michael and All Angels is situated on a hill in the ancient parish of Arthuret and overlooks the market town of Longtown with fine views of the surrounding countryside. The current church dates from 1609 and is designed in perpendicular style with battlemented parapets. It was built through national subscription on the order of James VI and I and, allegedly, due to a plea by Archie Armstrong, his court jester, who came from this area. The grave of Archie is in the churchyard. Arthuret has a large churchyard comprising an old section on the South side and a relatively new area on the North side. The times of our services and other activities can be found elsewhere on this website or on our "The Esk Parishes" Facebook page and all are welcome.
10.30 am Sunday Service
Our main Sunday Service usually starts at 10.30 and all are welcome. When there is a 5th Sunday in the month all three churches in "The Esk Parishes" worship together at on that Sunday at one of our three sites.
BCP Holy Communion
You are welcome to our 10.30 a.m. Service of Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer.
Prayer for the Parishes
A service of morning prayer
Lent Talks at Longtown Community Centre
The Esk Parishes Lent talks will be held, on successive Wednesdays before Easter. We shall meet again in the Esk Lounge of the Longtown Memorial Community Centre from 2pm to 3.15pm. The general theme this year is The Church and Problematic Social Issues.
February 28th: Antonia Sobocki: The Church and Abuse.
Antonia is founder of the international charity LoudFence which supports victims of abuse
March 6th: John Parratt: The Church and Assisted Dying.
John was formerly professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham: his most recent book is So we live, forever bidding farewell: Theology and Assisted Dying.’
March 13th: David Greybe: The Church and Race.
David was a journalist during the apartheid era in South Africa, and also covered the transition to democracy there.
March 20th: Belinda Stanley: The Church and Gender Identity.
The Rev. Dr. Belinda has been a consultant physician specialising in sexual health and is now an ordained priest attached to Carlisle Cathedral.
Chair: Rev. Eric Robinson BD, MA former Rector of the Esk Parishes
(St Michael and All Angels Arthuret, St Andrew’s Kirkandrews on Esk, St Nicholas Nicholforest).
EVERYONE IS INVITED. THE ESK TALKS WELCOME FRIENDS OF ALL DENOMINATIONS OR OF NONE!
Arthuret Lunch Club
Lunch club meets once monthly, on a Saturday at Longtown Community Centre from 12 noon. This February it will be on Saturday 10th from 12 noon.
Meet your friends for lovely homemade soups, cakes & tea £6 or just drop in for coffee and a chat
Come and join us - All welcome.