Notices & Meetings Raughton Head Parish Magazine Women’s World Day of Prayer Carlisle Cumbria
Wedding -Saturday 8th May in All Saints church, Raughton Head.

Dates for your Diary
Saturday 5th June - Plant Sale at All Saints church, from 10.00 am.- 12.00 noon.

2nd and 4th Sundays - Communion Services at 11.00 am

Church cleaning
In the past we have been fortunate to have band of regular church cleaners to maintain the church for the weekly services. The present circumstances mean that the church would need to be cleaned before the twice monthly planned services.
We are also making the church open again for daily prayer.
We are grateful for all the service that has been given in the past and the PCC would like to know if past volunteers are still willing to offer this service again as we emerge from the Lockdown status. All cleaning materials are provided by the PCC. 
We realise many have experienced changes in their circumstances in this past year or so and it is perhaps time to refresh this devoted band of folk, who give so kindly to the church in these domestic acts, that keep our church a place of peace and hospitality.
In the coming month of May, volunteers from the Hobby group will do the cleaning, as we plan to meet twice a month, but we do not see this as a regular part of the group activity.
Please let us know if you would like to continue on the regular rota for cleaning throughout the year, or like someone to be your cleaning buddy, to show you where all the nooks and crannies are that need some regular dusting and polishing. Perhaps a good job for some Duke of Edinburgh candidates too, who might need to gather some merits for their challenge.
Glenda Furniss (All Saints PCC) - 077633 72195

Church Cleaning All Saints Raughton Head
Flower Rota
As we reopen the church, can you let me know if you wish to be on the Flower Rota.
There will only be two services a month, one the 2
nd and one on the 4th Sunday.
For the time being we would ask you to look after the flowers for both services.
This will start in June, as I will do the flowers for May.
You are very welcome to put flowers in church at any time if you wish to remember some anniversary.
Margaret Pinguey – 01228 711175

Church Guardians
In May, we hope to restart unlocking the Church during daylight hours. A weekly rota has been compiled (please see page 15) of people who have kindly volunteered to help.
If you would like to be added to this list please contact:
Joan Bowman - 016974 76318
Margaret Pinguey - 01228 711175

Churhc Guardians

Hobby group
Hobby group has begun to meet again outdoors with access to the church building when needed for access to the facilities in back of church.
We enjoyed this fine spell of weather to sit and have catch-up with each other and consider the plans for the church opening again this month. This was a chance to do some gardening, watering of new plants and take stock of the wild flowers, as they emerge in patches. There is a fine display of bluebells under a majestic Scots Pine.
Future meetings will be Wednesday
5th and 19th May at 1.30 pm. - 3.00 pm.
We welcome folk who drop in as they pass by for walk around the river or country lanes. Bring your own chair and refreshments and any ideas for craft works on the go.
Any queries please contact
Janet Preston - 016974 76388
Glenda Furniss - 077633 72195

Plant Sale
The Church will be holding a plant sale on Saturday
5thJune from 10.00 am. - 12.00 noon.
If you have any spare plants, cuttings etc. which could be sold to raise funds for the Church, we would be happy to receive them.
Weather permitting other items eg. books may be available.
We hope to see some of you on the day.
Janet Preston - 016974 76388
Glenda Furniss - 077633 72195

Parish Magazine Subscription
The 2021 subscriptions are now due at a cost of £5.00 for the year. Please pay your distributor or let them know if you no longer want a copy. Alternatively, you can pay direct to the Treasurer, please include your name and address in an envelope with your payment. Cheques need to be payable to ‘Raughton Head PCC’. Address for subscriptions is 4 Quarryfield, Stockdalewath, CA5 7DP.
Distributors – with Covid in mind – you may prefer to leave an envelope with the magazine (showing your address) to be returned to your home or posted to you.
Janet Preston (PCC Treasurer) - 016974 76388

Advertising Rates for Business’
Do you wish to place an advert in the Raughton Head Parish Magazine for the next year?
£30.00 for the year (see pages 8 & 9 for examples).
Please send a cheque (made out to
Raughton Head PCC) to
Mrs J Preston (PCC Treasurer), 4 Quarry Field, Stockdalewath, CA5 7DP
Please send Avertising copy to

Janet Preston (PCC Treasurer) - 016974 76388
Tony Furniss (editor) – 016974 76535 or 077633 70171

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Donation Button
Giving to the church has become a lot more difficult during lockdown.
However, some people are looking for easier ways to give, so we have launched a "Donation Button" for anyone who would like to give to the church. Please visit
If you would like to give more regularly then you may prefer to set up a standing order with our treasurer, Janet Preston -
Thank you very much to everyone who has continued to generously support our church in these difficult times.
Janet Preston- 016974 76388