Welcome to this online edition of Grasmere Parish Magazine. With Covid-19 likely to affect the distribution of printed copies, we decided to publish online only for this edition. We would be interested to receive any
comments on this new online format.
Our editorial policy can be found here.
Copy date is 18th March 2021 for the next edition covering April – May 2021. Our contact page has details on how to send copy.
The writer Kathleen Norris* tells the story of an old man she knew who had been diagnosed with cancer. In his illness he had reached for a Bible which had been given to him and his wife on their Wedding Day by his Grandfather. The man confessed that he had never really bothered with it. (more…)
Advent and Christmas
It was lovely to welcome our children to Church in the weeks before Christmas for their weekly Worship Time, (more…)
– taking another look at Jesus.
This Lent we are invited to focus on getting to know Jesus through a pattern of readings which will take us through the Gospel of Luke. (more…)
In December we held a Zoom Christmas Party. There were games, songs, stories and poems. Thanks to everyone who took part and made this such an enjoyable afternoon. (more…)
We, knitters and natters, would like to send our good wishes to all readers of the magazine for 2021; we hope the year improves and we will be able to meet up again with friends and neighbours sooner rather than later. (more…)
As we were compiling the December Magazine we were very moved by the Crisis appeal for the homeless, (more…)
We are in the very early stages of preparation with a weather eye on global events, but should anyone have any suggestions for widening the scope of a possible virtual Rushbearing or be willing to help out with the actual event if allowed, please note the date Saturday 10th July 2021 (more…)
If you are looking for something creative to help you through the current lockdown, at Wordsworth Grasmere we still have plenty of events and groups taking place (more…)
Events at University of Cumbria
For the next event in our Changing Perceptions of a Cultural Landscape event series we are very pleased to welcome Jeff Cowton MBE, whose topic will be “Poetry that will live and do good: Reimagining Wordsworth”. (more…)
Our January meeting brought a whole host of reading suggestions for the coming year. Following some lively discussion of potential books, the reading schedule looks like this: (more…)
We were thrilled to re-open Allan Bank on 4th December. It was a good opportunity to view the large scale portraits of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Rawnsley drawn by Sarah Jackman. Despite the inclement weather, visitors were pleased to stretch their legs in the beautiful surroundings. (more…)
Happy New Year to you all. Perhaps happy is not the word that most readily springs to mind at the moment. (more…)
Tributes have been pouring in after the death of Laurence Harwood (more…)
We have been busy behind the scenes over the past year planning our event for 2021. We have also had a few changes with new Directors, and a new Chairman Mr John Hibbert. (more…)
Hello and welcome to another Parish Newsletter. This Newsletter is produced to inform the residents of the Parish about the work of the Parish Council over the last few months and to inform you of the role undertaken by your unpaid Parish Councillors on your behalf. (more…)