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Phase 2 of Restoration

We hope to begin work to replace the extensively damaged stonework and repair the beautiful stained glass windows at the Lady Altar and Sacred Heart Altar in Spring 2021.If this work doesn’t go ahead, there is a grave danger that the stained glass could be lost forever.The cost will...
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WORKINGTON STELLA MARIS PROJECT – COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is a humanitarian crisis. It has had a massive impact, resulting in thousands of deaths and turning lives upside down. The crisis has prevented churches from delivering their mission. It has also impacted on the Workington Stella Maris Project which is dependent on donations to restore...
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Bee keeping update

Our parish priests are not letting COVID-19 halt the progress of our beekeeping venture. During lockdown they have busy bees 🐝 themselves by clearing the rear garden in readiness for the arrival of the hives. Not only that, they are planning to grow some home produce such as potatoes...
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Project at Risk Due to COVID-19

National Lottery Heritage Fund has suspended applications for financial support until October 2020 at the earliest leaving the financial goal for the Workington Stella Maris Project in doubt. We are grateful for the generosity of the public to date but closure of churches means that donations by visitors in...
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Concert by the Oswald Singers 13th March 2020

What a fantastic evening ! A massive thank you to Mark Hazzard and the Oswald Singers who helped us raise a fantastic £782.77 towards the restoration of this beautiful church. Words fail me, the evening was magical, enchanting and moving all at the same time. The stage was set...
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Scouts donate to Workington Stella Maris Project

A huge thank you to our uniformed groups who donated the proceeds of the Christmas card delivery to the Workington Stella Maris Project- dedicated to the restoration of this beautiful church. For more details click on the Events page and select the 9th February 2020...
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Bee Keeping Update

Work will soon begin on clearing the area at the back of the Priory to make way for the Hives. Our Group of volunteers have joined the Cockermouth Bee Keeping Society. Hopefully the hives will arrive in May this year if all the preparation goes ahead. Volunteers to help...
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£3900.00 awarded to us by the All Churchs Trust Limited

WSM Project Group Grant Applications. We have received a grant of £3,900 from Allchurches Trust Ltd, for which we are very grateful, to help with the costs of the recent asbestos removal/heating installation in Our Lady & St Michael’s church.  About Allchurches Trust: Allchurches Trust is one of the UK’s largest grant-making...
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Gaudete Sunday – Parish Candlelit Carol Service

fantastic afternoon … lovely parish event such a wonderful Christmassy event..mulled wine mince pies and cookies for the kiddies.. just wonderful We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful church community ....
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