Welcome 

In Lancaster we believe it is important to do things together, so we work, pray and organise events to share our faith and serve our city. To find out more about what is happening in the city and in the area, take a look at our What's On pages!

Christians in Lancaster both serve and work alongside their communities in many different ways. Take a look at the local initiatives and find out how you or someone you know might find support -or how to get involved!

If you want to find out more or are new to the area you can find contact
details
and addresses of local churches in the area. And why not take a look at the different networks that you could become part of?

News, Features and Current Issues


All known contacts have been approached so that an update of all the information presented on this website of churches, networks, organisations and initiatives can be effectively achived.  If you haven't been contacted or want to update anything, please use the email for the website in Contact Us

The Lunesdale Community 
is a new ecumenical centre for contemplation and study in Halton.  Their main influence for their spirituality is the Taize community in France.
They are welcoming new members to live with them.  They would love to introduce themselves to other churches and are keen to welcome people to come to their evening prayer (Sun to Thurs) and to see what other ways that they could be involved with other Christians in the City.  www.lunesdale.community Andy and Anna Walker 01524888588  Lunesdale Commuity 78 Beech Rd Halton LA2 6QH

 Climate Change Summit in Paris in December

Please, please keep praying that agreements will be honoured and progress made. 

Christchurch Nightshelter 2nd November - 26th March
See 
Christchurch NightShelter Update Jan 2016 for the latest news on the Shelter and how it has been going over the winter period

Latest Bulletin from Lancaster Faith and Justice Commission

Faith and Justice Feb Bulletin

Job Vacancy

The Cornerstone Chaplain: Lancaster Methodist Church is looking for someone with  a passion for developing new and accessible ways of becoming church? 
Half-time - 20 hours per week:  Closing date 20th Feb   See Jobs

Cornerstone are also looking for a Cafe Assistant Manger.a part-time permanent.

For more details, how to apply, rate of pay and interview dates  See Jobs

Church Action on Poverty Sunday 7th February 

"Bread Broken For All: Securing the Right for Food" 
See http://www.church-poverty.org.uk/sunday for ways that your Church could emphasise the need of those in poverty, support those in poverty and support CAP and other similar agencies seeking to challenge the Govt

 'Reflect in the City’: Theme: Self-Control   7.30pm Tuesday 1st March 

NB CHANGE OF VENUE to: Lancaster Methodist Church, Scotforth Road, LA14TE

 Lancaster Street Pastors AGM 22nd February

Time and venue will be made available soon - All welcome

 Lancaster is a City of Sanctuary - willing to receive refugees.  Find out more and how you might get involved, in this quikly developing project, which is part of a network of over 50 towns and cities, seeking to be ready to welcome refugees that the Govt has said it is going to accept.  Churches Together are promoting this and seeing what else we can do as a group of churches.

https://lancasterandmorecambe.cityofsanctuary.org/

Also have a look at Cumbria Churches Together Refugee Leaflet for more inormation.

Fairtrade Fortnight: 29th Feb  - 13th March This year's theme: Thr Big Breakfast

The Fairtrade Foundation has literature vailable to advertise any event. The Craftaid shop (behind St Thoms' Church) does have some packs available. The emphasis is on helping farmers in the Developing World.
The Craftaid shop (01524 590419) opening hours:
Tues/Wed 10.30 – 3.00pm  Thurs/Friday 10.30 – 1.00pm and Sat 11.00am – 2.00pm

Fairtrade fortnight gives more information and other ways you can get involved.

Can you Help Lancaster & District Homeless Action Service (LDHAS)?

LDHAS provide breakfast and lunch Mondays to Fridays but are no longer have the staff resources to sustain a meal service on Saturdays and Sundays. They are looking for a church or organisation which could commit to week end provision. Two hours for each day is the usual time requirement to provide the service. LDHAS would provide advice, support, some volunters and the food. What is required is a venue and staff/volunteers to facilitate the provision.

If you think that you might able to provide this much needed service please contact LDHAS on 01524 842008 for further information (and www.ldhas.org.uk)

 Christian Aid Week 15th - 21st May 

The local group are right now being gathered together by the Local CA Coordinator to think about their involvement this year. New volunteers are always welcome.
For more details, please see:  Lancaster Area Christian Aid

The Olive Branch are looking for a new treasurer.  For contact details and more information: Olive Branch

The Olive Branch have also produced a Really Useful Leaflet containing, yes, really useful information on services and support and advice in the area.  Please feel free to print, distribute and promote.  Any suggestions or corrections are very welcome. Please see contact details in leaflet.

For more details on these and other local events see:

Across Lancaster and Local Area and In the North West

News from the Olive Branch Olive Branch latest Newsletter 

Treading Lightly Network wish to encourge some opportunities yo engage politically.

Actions by churches: The Divestment Campaign http://gofossilfree.org/uk urges divestment from fossil fuels. The campaign has grown remarkably quickly with an increasing moral and economic pressure to divest. Moral pressure because investing in fossil fuels are (to put it bluntly) wrecking the planet.  Economic pressure http://www.carbontracker.org/report (...) is because of increased risk of assets being stranded if becomes accepted we cannot afford to burn what is left in the ground.  Many churches are beginning to take at the issue seriously. At the end of April 2015 for example, the Church of England announced it will divest from the most damaging fossil fuels (coal and tar sands).

For Events See What's on Across Lancaster and Local Area

or What's On: In the North West 

Tabor Programme Jan to July 2016  now available.

 


 


Churches are responding to the refugee crisis

Churches respond to the refugee crisis

Find out how churches, church leaders and aid organisations are responding to the refugee crisis and how you can get involved.

Find out more from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland