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Wednesday 08 May 2019

'Eloquent'war memorial honoured

The memorial to the men of Bowness on Solway parish who lost their lives in two World Wars has received national heritage status.

Historic England has granted Grade II listed status to the memorial in the churchyard of St Michael’s Church in Bowness village.
Historic England’s assessors were impressed with the simple, good quality and well-sited monument which was built by Messrs Beatty and Co from polished red granite.

They said: “It provides an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community. It remains as a physical testament to the gratitude of the community to the 30 men who lost their lives in two world wars.”


Friday 04 January 2019

Tribute to Peter Blackett

Sunday 6th January was our Rector, the Reverend Peter Blackett’s last Sunday in Bowness Parish. Peter is moving East to set up home with his wife Karen. He will be sorely missed. As a congregation we had an opportunity at the Carol Service to show him our appreciation by presenting him with a cheque to which magazine readers are welcome to contribute through any church member. He was thanked particularly for the content of his sermons which were greatly appreciated by the regular congregation and for his monthly letter to this magazine which reached a much larger but no less appreciative audience. Most particularly he was thanked for his individual pastoral care as so many people had noted their gratitude for his support at difficult times. He was also presented with a painting of the Church from the Sewing Group. Peter responded by assuring us we would all be in his prayers.

Services in Church will continue as advertised, though in the future the pattern may well change as we adapt to no longer having a resident Rector. Management details of the running of the parish will be clarified at the AGM in March. In the meantime please refer to the Churchwardens Richard Wills and Mary Little if you need the services of the Church.


Saturday 29 September 2018

Harvest Sale

Monday 14 May 2018

Flower Festival

‘Moving Mountains’ mission
on 22nd, 23rd 24th June 2018
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 2pm – 6pm
Church Services on Sunday - Holy Communion 11am
Songs of Praise 6.30pm
Refreshments and a display of local memorabilia
in the Lindow Hall, Bowness-on-Solway
Contacts: Anne on 01228 576315
Diane on

Tuesday 04 April 2017

What Grand Fellers!

Pictured are the team headed by Mike Waning (front left) who took down a large, multi-trunked fir tree in Bowness churchyard which was threatening to fall on gravestones.
A hard Sunday afternoon’s work was put in by Mike and his family – Hannah, Mikey and Robbie – as well as Richard, John, Joseph and Jonathan Wills, Anna and James Paisely and Fenella  Watson.
A useful seat was carved out of the huge tree stump near the smuggler’s grave.


Tuesday 31 January 2017

Regular Sunday Services

Sunday Services


Kirkbride Newton Arlosh Bowness
1st  09:30 HC 10:45 HC 18:30 EP
2nd 09:30 HC 10:45 MP 11:00 HC
3rd 09:30 HC 10:45 HC 11:00 MP
4th 09:30 HC   11:00 HC