New Here? What to Expect.

Our church is made up of people of different ages, occupations and backgrounds. Some of us have been Christians most of our lives, others have yet to take that step. You are welcome to meet with us and take things at your own pace. We regularly welcome visitors to the Lake District too, so whether you are looking into Christianity, or on holiday and wanting a place to worship, you are most welcome.

Sunday Meetings

Our Sunday meeting starts at 10:30am and usually finishes around 12:30pm, but if you arrive earlier there will be tea, coffee and a friendly face there to welcome you. We meet at Kirkbie Kendal School, although occasionally have to re-locate to Castle Street Centre when the school are hosting their own Sunday events. Check the calendar or Facebook to stay up to date.

Our meetings are relaxed and informal; you don’t need to know any worship songs, Bible stories or dress in a particular way to fit in.

We love the opportunity Sunday meetings give us to meet together and show our love to God, hear Him speak to us and learn from the Bible. There will be music, a tea and coffee break in the middle and a talk. We’re a lively bunch; and will often pray out loud, sing, share what we think God is saying and raise our hands in worship.

What about my kids?

The spiritual growth of our children is a high priority for us and our children are a vital part of our community.

The children generally leave the main service to join their own meeting after about thirty minutes. This allows them the opportunity to participate in worship with the adults as well as having teaching and activities appropriate for their age. There is a crèche available for pre-school children and babies and Infants for children aged 5-11. Our teenagers (11+) usually go out after the coffee break, although may sometimes stay in for the talk if the Youth Leaders feel it will benefit them.

We have kid’s work because we want our kids to be able to learn about God in a way that is accessible for them, fun and safe.

All our children’s workers are required to obtain DBS checks (formerly CRB checks) and to attend training courses in child protection. We operate a child protection policy and are members of CCPAS.

Feel free to go with your children to kid’s work, or keep them with you in the meeting if you prefer. Our Kid’s Workers are happy to chat to you before the meeting, just ask one of the people on Welcome to introduce you.

What about the rest of the week?

Our Sunday meeting is just one part of our life together. We meet regularly during the week in small groups, coffee mornings, curry nights, walks in the fells and Youth meetings. Find out more about Church Life beyond Sunday mornings here.