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Nether Denton Church, Cumbria

Sunday Services

Weekly at 9.30 a.m.

First Week: Eucharist BCP
Second Week: Morning Prayer BCP
Third Week: Eucharist Rite A
Fourth Week: Family Service
Fifth Week (where applicable): Songs of Praise

Special Events

A Summer Fair on June 17th. 2000, and a Strawberry Fair in July jointly raised £672 for our Restoration Fund

Report on Armistice Day Service:

The morning of November the 14th. saw 30 people gather for the annual Armistice Day Service. A colour Party from Brampton branch of the Royal British Legion led the small group of local ex-Servicemen in the presentation of a wreath of Poppies which was received by the Vicar, the Rev. Margaret Jenkinson.

The traditional bugle calls led us into the two minutes' silence, and the names were read of the members of the Parish who died in the two wars. A collection was donated to the funds of the Royal British Legion.

Report on Birley Lecture of 9th. November:

96 people gathered to hear Dr. Robin Birley of Vindolanda deliver a lecture, supported by photographic slides and overhead transparency charts on the subject, "Nether Denton in Roman Times". He spoke of the similarities between the two forts, both on the Stanegate, illustrating 1st. Century Roman life in the area from his findings at the excavations at nearby Vindolanda.

Three 'Romans' in authentic period costume and armour were there, and brought with them a display of replica Roman army arms and weapons. Dr. Birley answered questions at the end of his talk.

Refreshments brought the meeting to a close.

The lecture caused great deal of interest and appreciation from those who were there, and the question now being asked is, "When is the next one"? Dr. Birley has approved our publication of the attached notes of his lecture.

Report on the Harvest Festival gathering on Friday, 17th. September, 1999.

53 people gathered to worship. The Rev. Margaret Jenkinson led the service, and the Rt. Rev. Ian Harland, Bishop of Carlisle preached the sermon. Church members led the prayers and read the lessons, and we sang the familiar old Harvest Hymns.

After the service we were treated to a bowl of Fred Chipchase’s Celebrated Pumpkin Soup, tea, coffee and other refreshments, and needless to say, we all enjoyed a right good crack.*

*Note: For those uninitiated in the finer points of the Cumbrian dialect, a crack is an enjoyable, informal conversation involving all and sundry.

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