Church of England Services

St Columba’s, Warcop and St Theobald’s,  Great Musgrave

October 2017

 

October 1st

10.45 am   Holy Communion                                          St Columba’s,  Warcop

October 8th 

9.00am     Holy Communion                                           St Theobald’s, Musgrave

10.30       Churches Together Harvest Festival           Methodist Chapel, Warcop

2.00pm    Harvest Thanksgiving                                                 St. Theobald’s, Musgrave

October 15th

10.45       Holy Communion                                           St. Columba’s, Warcop

October 22nd

10.00am  Holy Communion                                            St. Theobald’s Musgrave

October 29th

10.45      Heart of Eden Holy Communion                   Murton and Dufton

 

Church Cleaning St Columba’s     Saturday 28th October 10.00am

 

St. Columba’s, Warcop

Warcop stands half way between Brough and Appleby, and the parish comprises the villages of Warcop and Sandford and the hamlet of Bleatarn. It once included also the small village of Burton, lying under the lee of the Pennines to the north of the roman road (the A66), but this was demolished in World War II by the army which now uses the surrounding fellside for infantry training.

Warcop (“Warthe-coppe”) means “the hill where ruins mark the road,” – perhaps a reference to the bronze-age stone circle that once stood bedside the roman road. Its church existed by the mid-twelfth century, when it belonged to a local magnate of Anglo-Norman-Norse blood called Torphin, who was probably the one who chose its dedication to St Columba, the Celtic saint from Iona. The church was enlarged with transepts and chantry-chapels in the thirteenth century, survived Scottish armies in the fourteenth-century, and enjoyed progressive repair and improvement every century thereafter. Today it is grade I listed for its beautiful interior and its fine early Georgian oak pews. Inside the south door are hung the rushbearing crosses and floral crowns which are replaced every year at a substantial village ceremony on St Peter’s day, 29th June.

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Picture of Crosses and floral Crowns