Serving the churches of Kendal and District
Most of the churches in Kendal and the surrounding district are members of Churches Together in Kendal and District ; which belongs to Churches Together in Cumbria, and that belongs to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and so on to The World Council of Churches.
There are four national ecumenical organisations, in addition to national denominational organisation.
Sandylands Methodist are now back in their own church after the disastrous Flood Desmond last December.
We are putting together a report detailing how different churches were affected, and what they did to assist others. Please contact email@example.com if you have something to include or want further details.
If you need help with anything to do with the floods and cannot find the right place to ask go to our Contacts page and send an email. It will not necessarily be answered immediately, so is just a last resort, but it will be forwarded to the right authority. For details Kendal flood relief fund click here
Community - In need of help?
There are local organisations connected with the local Christain community that can help you. Find out more by clicking on any of the following - homeless - foodbank - drop-in-centre - mental-health - carers for those experiencing mental distress .
The latest CTiC newsletter is now up under newsletters. There are some exciting events, see the Newsletters
Minutes, albeit edited, of the executive meeting are made public here. The reports for 2014-2015 are on the Annual General Meeting page. This will give you a good idea of what we have done in those 12 months.
Discover how the churches in this beautiful part of England are working together in a truly ecumenical way. We, as part of Churches Together in Cumbria are part of the county of Cumbria which is the first ecumenical county.
Meetings - 2016
The next planning meeting, open for all, is on Wednesday August 24th 7.30pm. All welcome. Minutes of the July meeting are on Annual General Meeting Annual General Meeting page. The AGM took place in May; minutes and reports for 2015-2016 are available on the Annual General Meeting page.
Prayers for Kendal district and God's world
will be taking place monthly at the Market Place Bookshop at either 5.30pm or 8.30am during the second week of July and August, thereafter during the first week of the month. Next meeting 8.30 pm Thursday July 14th. Details in the calendar.
Easter - Sunrise service - 6.30am
took place at Kendal Castle, led by Rev. Angela Whittaker. Thirty five men women, children (and dogs) celebrated the risen Christ. It was windy but the rain did stop and the service sheets stayed dry.
Walk of Witness on Good Friday - Eighty or ninety people walked through the streets of Kendal, preceded by the wooden cross. The new CTiKD banner was used, and blessed in Kendal Parish Church at the end of the walk.
The course based on the Scripture Union booklet "Jesus' Final Week" finished with the Resurrection in the week after Easter. The course on Social Justice finished during Lent.
Week of Prayer January 18th to 25th 2016
another successful week for Kendal and district. The pulpit exchanges were well received being appreciated by both who excahnged and those who listened; the daily meetings well attended.
Christmas Coffee morning at the Town Hall Friday December 18th raised £188 for Flood Relief.
Carol Singing on Saturday Dec 5th. at the Birdcage resulted in £147 for Manna House despite the very wet day. Well done and thanks to all who took part.
Kendal now has four Town Chaplains; Margaret, Georgina, David and Hazel. Do speak to them if you see them round the town.
The 2015 show took place in ideal weather,and the Rest Tent was used by lots of people who just wanted a seat.
AGM 2015-2016 Lots of reports on the last year's activities and discussion on the future coming soon.
The three months of night shelters for the homeless are over for another winter.
Coming and Going
As always the clergy are on the move. Any known to the webmaster are noted under News from the district. Methodist ministers always move in August ready to take up the reins in September; this year Stricklandgate Methodist has a new minister, John Simms, who moved here from Sheffield.
The Gate is still running special events in the room off Maude Street.
King's food bank is now involved with providing food for those who suffered in the floods. It had a good float in the Torchlight Procession. It is an initative to provide food for those without any; many local churches collecting tins and are other food - but please not too many baked beans or pasta!
Churches respond to the refugee crisis
Find out how churches, church leaders and aid organisations are responding to the refugee crisis and how you can get involved.