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.

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There are four national ecumenical organisations, in addition to national denominational organisation.

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CTiKD

Mission Communities
are an important step in the Cumbrian development as an ecumenical county. CTiKD is deeply committed to this, and much involved although not the organizing body Mission Community

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. Some reports 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.

Details of our forthcoming events and joint services are in the What's On section; CTiC events are listed on their website.

 

  

AGM and Plannng Meetings
Another good meeting with lots of ideas - minutes will follow when ready.  Annual General Meeting 2017 minutes also Minutes of October 2017 meeting.  Annual General Meeting . 

Carol Singing at the Birdcage on December 9th. A small choir of just over a dozen, but excellent singing, with Liz L playing the keyboard. A very enjoyable way of getting into the Christmas spirit, and it was good to treat passers-by to songs about the real Christmas.  All money collected is being given to Manna House.

Christmas Coffee morning - Friday December 22nd 10.00 -noon. This is one of the regular Town Hall charity coffee mornings. Everyone welcome to come and HELP (just turn up on the day), to drink coffee, to bring and buy cakes and "stocking fillers", and to enjoy Christmas cheer.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25 January2018
This year we are starting with a joint service at Sandylands on Thursday 18th. led by Rev David Cooper. On Sunday 21st there will be a pulpit exchange.

Kendal Torchlight Procession -2017 - CTiKD float
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Our first ever float and a great sucess to the very large captive audience -it was good to show the churches in such a positive way. 

Lent Courses
There will be an ecumenical course led by Rev.Cameron Butland entitled "A Lentern Journey with Jesus". It starts on Monday February 19th and will be  on different days each week. Details to follow.

Walk of Witness - Good Friday 2017
After a moving service at Stricklandgate Methodist church the walk went through the town centre to Kendal Parish Church. A large number of people from all denominations followed the Cross and the banner, stopping to sing and pray inside the Westmorland Centre and at the "Bird cage". 

Easter Day sunrise service at Kendal Castle 2017
The sky was clear, the birds were singing and the sun was rising as 56 people, led by Angela Whittaker, greeted Easter with a joyous service. We ended by turning outwards and proclaiming to the town "The Lord is risen. Alleluia". 

Town Chaplains
Kendal now has four Town Chaplains; Margaret, Georgina, David and Hazel. Do speak to them if you see them round the town.

Foodbank
King's food bank is now involved with providing food for those who suffered in the floods.  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!