Serving the Community
The Bible has an unambiguous emphasis on God's heart for the poorest and 'on the edge' in society, and that his followers should have a similar priority. Christian faith is not just about church services on a Sunday!
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion -
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendour.
Patterdale Community Fund and Foodbank
In response to the potentially devastating financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on local people, St Patrick's Church in partnership with the Patterdale Parish Council established a Foodbank and Hardship Fund.
This fund exists to help those who find themselves in financial difficulties through no fault of their own, and who need some short-term assistance by support from the foodbank, and possibly the hardship fund.
The fund is a sub-committee of St Patrick's PCC, with volunteers from the local community. The Foodbank and fund is available to support those on the civic electroral roll of Patterdale parish. If you, or someone you know, needs assistance, please do not hesitate to contact any of the sub-committee and we will consider the request:
Giving to the Patterdale Community Fund
If you wish to support the fund, please use any of the following methods:
Scan the QR code below with a QR scanning app.
Visit the website: www.give.net/20259875
Make a contribution direct to our Bank Account, as a one-off payment or Standing Order:
Account name: PCC of Patterdale
Sort Code: 20-66-97
Account Number: 30686654
Please mention that you wish your gift to be used for the Patterdale Community Fund.
If you wish us to acknowledge your gift, please supply a name and contact e-mail address.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
Housing for local people
With the Lake District becoming ever more popular for both holidays and retirement homes, the increase in people buying houses as second homes or for holiday lets has had a direct affect on a dramatic increase in house prices, resulting in hardly any properties being either available or affordable for local people, especially the younger generation. If we wish to see the local school continue, and if we wish to see local people continue to live here (especially younger families), and if we wish the villages to be more diverse in the long-term than elderly retired or holidaymakers, then there is a collective need to address the affordable housing problem.
St Patrick's Church is aware of the issue and is taking an active interest in locak developments. We are also trying to work with the Diocese to see what assistance can be brought to bear within our locality with regard to this problem.
The picture below shows a cottage owned by the civic Parish Council and rented to local people.
As a church community we need to think what we could do to support our local families who need housing.
No answers yet, but we're asking the question!