Bewcastle Benefice Newsletter – May 2024

The benefice newsletter for May 2024 is now available to view or download here

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A Liturgy of The Rood

Benefice of Bewcastle, Stapleton, and Kirklinton with Hethersgill Bewcastle Cross – Good Friday This is the liturgy we used around the Bewcastle Cross on Good Friday for the first time in 2024, which includes a recital of the Anglo-Saxon poem ‘The Dream of The Rood’. However, it almost certainly isn’t the first time it has …

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A letter from Bewcastle – April 2024

Dear Friends, A few weeks ago I welcomed a small group of special visitors to our benefice. They gathered from Europe and North America to spend some time looking at, and touching, one of the most important Anglo-Saxon monuments in northern Europe. I am, of course, referring to our Bewcastle Cross. They were the top …

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Bewcastle Benefice Newsletter – April 2024

The April 2024 edition of the benefice newsletter is now available to read or download here.

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A Liturgy of The Rood

Good Friday 2024, 4pm, Bewcastle. Outside around the Bewcastle Cross (or in the church if the weather is inclement), a service of meditation listening to a reading of the ‘Dream of the Rood’. It will probably take around 15 mins to read, and will finish with a period of silence. The whole service will last …

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Bewcastle Benefice Newsletter – March 2024

The parish newsletter for March 2024 is now available to view or download here

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A Letter from Bewcastle – February 2024

The February 2024 edition of the Benefice newsletter is now available to view or download here Dear Friends, ‘You never enjoy the world aright, till the Sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens, and crowned with stars.’ These words, and many more like them, were written in the mid-1600s …

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Journey of the Magi

The Epiphany, by its nature, is enigmatic. On the 6th January every year, the 12th Day of Christmas (depending on when you start counting), we celebrate the visit of the wise men from the east to see the baby king in the stable with his mother and father, bringing their gifts. We call it The …

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Bewcastle Benefice Newsletter – January 2024

The benefice newsletter for January 2024 is now available to view or download here.

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‘Come’?

Chocolate calendars, numbed shopping malls, new oil deals, and an unHoly Land. Dare we pray the prayer of Advent? Dare we not? It is easy to become disillusioned, despairing almost, of the direction of travel that we, as a global species, appears to be taking. Western society seems infatuated with technological ‘progress’ irrespective of cost …

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