Sunday, 5 July 2020

St Mark's Virtual Songs of Praise

Here is our songs of praise service. Thank you to everyone involved.

Friday, 3 July 2020

Compline 03 Jul 20

Here is the Compline service and here is the order of service. 

Church magazine for July

Here is all the news about St. Mark's Church, with activities and related events. The government has given permission for public acts of worship to resume from 4th July 2020 as long as certain criteria are met, but specific details of these were only released on Monday 29th June and a Church of England response on the 30th. There wasn't enough time to be sure that all the requirements for people's safety would be fulfilled, so there won't be a service in church this Sunday. All the online services will be available, here and on the Church Facebook page.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

The Weather in June

June average
Temperature at 8 a.m.
14.8° C
13.6° C
Minimum Temperature (Ave)
13.0° C
11.3° C
Maximum Temperature (Ave)
19.7° C
18.7° C
160 mm
84.4 mm
After two dry months, June was wetter than average with rain on 22 days. We had a short heatwave between 24 and 26 June with a high of 30C on the 25th which is the highest I have recorded here. John Dobson.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Photo Treasure Hunt Results

Well done to all who took part and submitted entries and also to those who walked all or part of the course but who decided not to trouble the judges.

Photograph 45 proved tricky as the council decided to repair the road after the competition was launched. Photo 42 also proved a little tricky because the tulips decided to shed their petals before the deadline for entries. Finally photo 22 involved a sign that had become largely covered by foliage by the end of the competition. But, it was only ever intended to be a bit of fun!!

In the “able to get out” section there were four teams who managed the full course and the scoring was extremely competitive. After a photo finish the judges awarded the bottle of fizz to Team Heap led by Nigel and the prize will be delivered soon.

The only entry from someone who had not visited the route since lock down was from Hilary Atkinson. Exhibiting a “passing acquaintanceship” with the village was sufficient to win her the other bottle.

Well done to the winners and to those who came so close.

The winning answers will be posted on here in the next few days.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Service for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity

Here is the service for Trinity 3 and here is the order of service. 
This is a link to the poem by Norman Nicholson, which relates to the service.

Friday, 26 June 2020

Compline 26 Jun 20

Here is the Compline service and the service sheet can be found here. 

Monday, 22 June 2020

The Natland and Friends Virtual Village Show

Since there is no Westmorland County Show this year, the Fun committee of St. Mark's Church has put together a schedule of exhibits for a photographic show. Please send your photos here as jpegs, and they will be assembled for judging. Here is the schedule.

Friday, 19 June 2020

Natland Monday Club

The meetings planned from September to December are cancelled because of the covid-19 epidemic. It is hoped to start again on 18 January 2021 with the deferred AGM for 2019-2020, and then continue with regular meetings from February onwards. There may be changes of plan, depending on regulations and official advice.

John Inglesfield
Secretary, Natland Monday Club

Monday, 15 June 2020

Open Gardens Pictures

Tiger lilies in David Walker's garden

Poppies at the Jaynes
A rhododendron at the Chandlers.