Rector’s Pastoral Letter

Alan Bing

Welcome to the Ulverston Parish Church website. We hope that you can find what you are looking for here. If you can join us on a Sunday or for any of our social activities, you can be assured of a warm welcome.

As we embark upon the autumn term and the start of a new school year, I am returning refreshed from a three month sabbatical. Apart from taking a break from my usual responsibilities and duties, it gave me the opportunity to do some research into Fresh Expressions of Church (new ways of ‘being Church’) and Resource Churches. At UPC, we are glad to share the gifts and resources God has given us, and it was fascinating and encouraging to learn from similar churches across the country, and to see what God is already doing through them. I will be telling people more about these things over the next few weeks.

Emily, our Children and Families Worker, left us in the summer in order to move to London and to get married. We are delighted for her and for Mark. Please pray for us as we seek to interview and appoint a replacement for Emily.

Our Harvest Offering this year will be going to an agricultural project in our partner Diocese of Zululand which I had the privilege of visiting in May. There is a short piece about this in the current edition of The Way, and you will be hearing more when we have our Harvest Thanksgiving in early October.

with every blessing in Christ

Alan

Rector of Ulverston

The Parish Office
20 Church Walk
Ulverston
LA12 7JR