THE WEEK AHEAD (2nd Sunday)

NEXT SUNDAY (March 8th)
The Second Sunday of Lent
8.00 am Holy Communion
11.15 am Sung Eucharist

EVENTS THIS WEEK ((March 2nd - 7th)
4.00 pm Mayor’s Charity Committee
6.45 pm City Council Meeting
10.00 am Holy Communion
10.45 am Funeral of the Revd Bob Batson at St Aidan’s Church
10.00 am Coffee morning
2.30 pm The Salvation Army, Abbey Street, Carlisle. World Day of Prayer. Praying with Zimbabwe. A service for Everyone.
Followed by tea and biscuits.

Monday, 9th
Joint meeting of St Cuthbert’s and St Aidan’s PCCs at 7.30 pm in St Cuthbert’s Parish Office.
This meeting will be attended by the Archdeacon of Carlisle
Sunday, 22nd
Mothering Sunday.
Sunday 5th Palm Sunday
There will be a joint service on Palm Sunday morning. Time and venue to be agreed.
6.00 pm Stations of the Cross in St Cuthbert’s.
Holy Week …
Monday, 6th
7.00 pm Holy Communion at St Aidan’s.
Tuesday, 7th
7.00 pm Holy Communion at St Aidan’s.
Wednesday, 8th
10.00 am Holy Communion at St Cuthbert’s.
7.00 pm Stations of the Cross at St Aidan’s.
Thursday, 9th Maundy Thursday
7.30 Sung Eucharist at St Cuthbert’s followed by Vigil.
Friday, 10th Good Friday
10.00 am Ante Communion at St Cuthbert’s.
11.15 am City Centre Witness.
12.00 to 1.00 pm Liturgy of the Passion at St Cuthbert’s.
2.00 to 3.00 pm Liturgy of the Passion at St Aidan’s.
Sunday, 12th Easter Day
8.00 am Holy Communion at St Cuthbert’s. 
9.45 am Sung Eucharist at St Aidan’s. 
11.15 am Sung Eucharist at St Cuthbert’s.
Sunday, 26th
Annual Parochial Church Meeting immediately following morning service.

Parish Fellowship Programme 2020 – future dates: 11 March: South African Tour – illustrated talk by Ann Cameron McIntosh; 15 April: Visit to Civic Centre; 13th May: “An Achievable Goal” - talk by John Hutchinson; 10th June: Outing.

Bags for Life. We are selling Bags for Life with St Cuthbert’s logo at £4 per bag. Proceeds for church funds.

Carlisle Music Society. Concert in St Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle: Thursday, 19th March, Alicja Fiderkiewicz – piano. 7.30 pm.

The Church of England has issued the following guidance with regard to the Coronavirus. Churches should already be following best-hygiene practices that include advising parishioners with coughs and sneezes to refrain from handshaking during The Peace and to receive Communion in one kind only. However, at present there are no plans to stop the use of the Common Cup (Chalice). The worst form of cross infection is where people dip their hands into the cup (Intinction) and this is not recommended, even by celebrants or communion-administrators.