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Church Services

Click here to find out about Church Services in the Leven Valley Benefice

From the Vicarage

Click on the heading above to go to Peter Calvert's letter for this Month

Learning Together

The York Course
Faith, Hope and Love. A very interesting and rewarding course for anyone. To find ot when our next session is click on the link above.

  • Believing and Trusting 
  • The Peace of God 
  • Faith into Love 
  • The Greatest of These 
  • All Shall be Well 

The meetings will be in the Church Hall at St Anne's Haverthwaite on the following Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm.

Meditation & Breathing

Learn the techniques of meditation and breathing that help you relax and cope with the stresses of modern life. A meeting will be held in St Anne's Church Haverthwaite on Wednesday's at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
A fee of £1:00 will be charged which will be used for Youth Projects locally. Those wishing to attend contact David on 31338
Please note, this is not a religious service

Youth and Community Activities

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1st Leven Valley St Anne's Cubs first meetingThe 1st Leven Valley St Anne's Cub Pack has now been formed and has 6 members. The Cub Pack is for children (boys and girls) between the ages of 8 to 11 years so if your child would like to join our new Cub Pack give Celia a call on 31338.
Lucy Stanway is Akala the Pack Leader and we are looking for more helpers. Joe Cowell will also be joining the Pack as a Leader in the summer and other parents have volunteered to help us.
The first meeting was great fun and all the children and adults enjoyed a the evening with lots of games and learning new skills.

Leven Valley C of E School - Spring Fair

Saturday 16th May, 10.00 am - 2.00 pm. Stalls will include Car Boot, Raffle, Cake Stall, Tombola, Carnival Games and BBQ. Entry fee 50p, Car Boot Tables £5 (If you are interested in booking a stall or require further information, please phone Hannah on 015395 31532) Future event - Duck Race, Friday 26th June, 6.30 pm

The Soap Box Derby Runs Again

Due to popular demand we are running the Soap Box Derby again on Saturday 22nd August 2009. Click the heading above to find out more and to enter

Open Garden - Little Orchard in aid of Royal British Legion

The Garden at Little Orchard will be open in aid of the Royal British Legion Backbarrow and District Branch with Crake Valley
Sunday 24th May between 2 pm and 5 pm
Come and see a Fell side garden with lawned walks, flowering shrubs and trees, Camellias, Rhododendrons, bulbs, Clematis, Perennials etc., includes Stalls, Plants and Tombola.
Entry £3.50 which includes a cream tea!

Linsty Green Residents' Association - ANNUAL PLANT SALE

will be held on Sunday, 10th May, 9.30 am - 12 noon, in the car park of the Whitewater Hotel, Backbarrow. Excellent plants at good prices. enquiries to Christine Clayton (30355)


Conductor, Morris Davies will sing EVENSONG at St Anne's, Haverthwaite on Sunday 24th May at 6.0 pm All Welcome - Includes music of

What's Happening in the Parishes

What's Happening in Haverthwaite?

Little Orchard Buffet Lunch

Sunday, 3rd May at 12,30 pm.
Tickets £8, from Tina (31499), Celia (31338) and Dale (01229 584609) tickets are limited.
Early purchase is advised

Backbarrow & Haverthwaite O.A.P. Welfare Committee.

Coffee Evening 7-9 pm, Friday, 1st May in St Anne's Church Hall - admission £1.00
Raffle, tombola, cake and white elephant stall. (If you have items to donate, please ring 31802 or 31873 and please come and support this fund raising effort, it may be the last!) This year's outing will be on Tuesday, May 5th to Southport with a meal on the return journey at The Priory Hotel, Scorton.

Gardening Club

We will shortly be starting a Gardening Club at St Anne's Haverthwaite. Those interested should contact David on 31338.
We are currently in the process of researching both equipment and storage and expect things to move quickly towards the end of May.

What's Happening in Finsthwaite?

Finsthwaite Open Gardens - Saturday May 16th and Sunday May 17th

Gardens will be open for viewing from 11am to 5pm.
£4 per person gives entry to all of the gardens.
Children are free and can enjoy participating in an I-Spy trail.
The two day event will end with a celebration of Songs of Praise at St Peter's Church at 6pm on Sunday May 17th.
Catering We plan to serve soup, ploughmans and tea and cakes over the two days. We would greatly appreciate donations of pickles, chutneys and jam as soon as possible, and cakes/tea breads etc. nearer the time. Many thanks. Contact Barbara 30823 Judith 31268
Plant stall We have had some plants promised, but to ensure a really top quality plant stall we need as many plants as possible. We will be collecting/taking in over the weekend of 9th/10th May. Please label your plants. We will also need any spare plastic carrier bags you may have. Thank you.
Contact Margaret 31353 Danny 30375
Last time around 600 people came to view the gardens. Your
support to benefit the Church and the Village Hall will make a big difference.

Lakeside & Finsthwaite Residents' - "Get-together Lunches"

The programme for 2009 Lunches 12noon for 12.30pm
Monday 18 May
Monday 10 August
Monday 12 October
Monday 7 December
If you would like to join us on of those dates please phone Diana Brown (31406). If I am not available please leave a message on the answer machine

"DANCERSIZE" (for the over-55s.)

Interested in getting fit and flexible through the winter months? New weekly 'Dancersize' sessions started on 5th January in the Finsthwaite and Lakeside Village Hall. The focus is on flexibility and toning exercises with some gentle aerobics, working at your own level. The sessions start at 2pm and cost £2.
Numbers may be limited because of space available. For more information or to sign up, phone Vanessa (31132).


Come and join us for the start of our New Programme on Thurs. 30 April at 7.30 pm in Finsthwaite & Lakeside Village Hall
"Sweet Peas"
With prize winning local expert
Kevin Preston
All are welcome. Subscriptions will be due at the April meeting.
Visitors £3.

Finthsthwaite and Lakeside Village Hall

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on Wednesday May 6th at 7.30pm. Names of those wishing to be elected onto the committee together with the name of a proposer and seconder should be handed in to Julie Coates (30045) before the meeting.
This meeting is about your village amenity and it would be really nice to have lots of you there to voice your opinion on how it is run.

What's Happening at Staveley?

The Royal British Legion and St Mary's PCC Coffee Morning

A Coffee Morning will be held in St Mary's Church Hall Staveley in Cartmel on Saturday 9th May between 10:30 am and 12 Noon
Cake Stall - Bric-a-Brac - Tombola - Books - Raffle etc
Admission £1.00 includes Coffee and Biscuits


You are cordially on to our Italian Evening on Friday 22nd May 2009 at 7.30 p.m. when a three course meal will be served in the Staveley Church Hall.
Tickets still only £10 (includes first drink) There will be a bar and raffle and more............ Tickets from Gill Day 30235 or Pam Jackson 31171

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