Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Agenda for the next Parish Council Meeting

 The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on the 29th November at 7pm in the Village Hall. Click here for the Agenda.

Monday, 15 November 2021

New website for St. Mark’s Church

 A website has just been launched with 19 sections of information about everything to do with the Church. It will replace the old page of this blog. Just click on this link or use the link to the new page on the tab above.

In the meantime St.Mark’s Church is establishing new links with  churches in the area as it becomes part of a Mission Community. This includes the churches of Old and New Hutton, Crosscrake, the United Reformed Church, the Salvation Army and Kendal Parish Church. To celebrate these links a special service is going to be held on Sunday at Kendal Parish Church at 10.30am, replacing the 10am service which is normally held here. There will be a service at 8am - Holy Communion, and a more informal service at 7pm here in Natland however.

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Light Up the Natland Night.

St. Mark’s Primary School have re organised their lantern procession to be on Friday 19th November. It starts from school at 6pm and ends on the Village Green. Everyone is welcome to join in, or to watch and encourage them on their way.

Sunday, 7 November 2021

A Chance to Stock up on Jigsaws

 Jigsaws are available again in St Mark’s Church. There is a selection for sale on the table on the right just inside. Proceeds for the North West Air Ambulance.

Monday, 1 November 2021

The Weather Report for October

 Natland Weather Report             October 2021                     October average

                                                                    c                                             c

Temperature at 8am                                9.7                                         8.7
Average minimum temperature              8.6                                          7.3
       "      maximum        "                         12.5                                        12.0

Rainfall                                      mm           333                                        157
   "                                             ins               13.3                                       6.3

After four dry months, the reservoirs were very low. The Water Authority were not worried as they knew we would have some wet weather and it came in October ! 
Apart from December 2015 (554mm) it was one of the three wettest months I have recorded. The empty reservoirs helped to prevent major flooding but now they are full so the next rain event could be a problem.
John Dobson

Sunday, 31 October 2021

Parish News for November

 Click here to catch up on the church’s activities this month.

Lancaster Canal Restoration Trust

 Volunteers are needed to help restore the old canal on its way through Stainton. Click here for details.

Remember, remember …….. the SIXTH of NOVEMBER

 This is the date for Natland Craft Fair, taking place in the village hall 10am-4pm.

Come and buy highly individual gifts for family, friends, and yourself!

Friday, 22 October 2021

The Women’s Institute Centenary in Natland

Last Wednesday marked a 100 years ago exactly since our local W.I. had its first meeting in the Reading Room at the end of Helmside Road. Despite all the changes that have taken place over this time, the W.I has met on the third Wednesday of the month, offering its members friendship, entertainment and opportunities to learn new skills. 

The event was celebrated with a toast, a fine rendition of Jerusalem and a piece of cake baked by the longest serving member, Marion Thornton, and decorated by Hilda Walker.

Here is a report of WI activities over the last few months.

Pennies put to good use

This is the picture of Jesus which was put together in the Church by David and Hilda Walker. It was made from the pennies that people have been bringing in since before the first lockdown. Thank you everyone for your contributions.