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Moving Mountains

Over four days (8-11 March 2018) Churches in Cumbria are planning to welcome 34 groups of church leaders hosted in every area of the County for Moving Mountains.

Over four days (8-11 March 2018) Churches in Cumbria are planning to welcome

  • three national church leaders: the Archbishop of York (John Sentamu), the Chair of Methodist Conference (Loraine Mellor), the Moderator of the (URC) General Assembly (Alan Yates)
  • ecumenical church leaders from the Methodists, United Reformed Church, and Salvation Army
  • 26 bishops and retired bishops (including three female bishops: Libby Lane, Alison White and Christine Hardman, and former Bishop of Carlisle Graham Dow)
  • in total there will be 34 groups of church leaders hosted in every area of the County

The main denominations arranging this are the Church of England, the Methodist Church, the Salvation Army, and the United Reformed Church – but other churches and denominations are getting involved too.

Over 200 local events are planned: school visits, puppet making, pub quizzes, ceilidhs, litter picks, Gospel Choirs, magicians and comedians, walks and treasure hunts, art and craft, men’s breakfasts, film nights, walking football and other sporting events, dementia friendly events and services, meeting civic and community leaders, flower festivals and photographic exhibitions, a passion play, and much more….

Because the events are based round Mothering Sunday weekend, some churches are giving out daffodils, putting on pamper sessions, hosting afternoon tea, etc.

Our guests will be welcomed at a launch event at the Auction Mart in Penrith at lunchtime on Thurs 8 March. The final event of the weekend will be Cumbria’s largest ever Messy Church, at Rheged on Sun 11 March, with lots of other Messy Church events across the weekend across the county. (Messy Church is church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.)

All this is Moving Mountains : God loves you more than you will ever know

Click here to go to the Moving Mountains pages of the God for All website

 

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