British Farming Awards 2016 : Farmers Guardian Farming Hero - Cumbria Farming Flood Action Group
The presentation evening for the British Farming Awards 2016 was mid October. Rev Chris Blackshaw, Cumbria Agricultural Chaplain at the time, was there and said "It was a fantastic night and very humbling. The award to the Cumbria Farming Flood Action Group is a reflection of the work that chaplains are doing in Cumbria. Very well done to everyone involved." You can watch the video of the work of the Farming Flood Action Group here....
HISTORY IN THE MAKING!
Front row: Margaret Tomlinson, Georgina Walker, David Baker
and Hazel Booth
Rear: Rod Readhead, Karen Balmer, Rev Rob Saner-Haig, Rev John Simms, Rev Sarah Moore and Rev Richard Teal
For the first time in Kendal’s history, ordinary members of local churches have been trained to be Kendal town’s Volunteer Chaplains and have now been released into this ministry following a service that commissioned them on Sunday 15 November at Stricklandgate Methodist Church, Kendal.
Their role will be to take the love and presence of God into the community where people are, focusing on the the town centre retail, business staff and visiting public.
Those officiating at the commissioning service were Rev Sarah Moore, Area President Cumbria United Reformed Church; Rev Richard Teal, Chair of the Cumbria Methodist District; Rev John Simms, District Superintendent for Kendal Methodist Circuit and Karen Balmer, Chaplaincy Development Officer for Cumbria.