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.
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
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.
The county wide all singing, all dancing, all praying, all loving and all people event is over and the clergy from the north east who took part have returned home; but the fallout will last for ever.
A Passion for Kendal, God for All
Read what Chris Taylor has to say about its importance MovingMountains Passion Play
A Lenten Journey with Jesus
A CTiKD sponsored course led by Cameron Butland and Jeff Thomas, starting February 19th. Lent course 2018. The first session was very well attended. Rev. Sarah Moore is facilitating an online course - very with it. MovingMountains online Lent course
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25 January2018
This year we started with a joint service at Sandylands on Thursday 18th.; Rev David Cooper preached. On Sunday 21st there was a pulpit exchange with 13 clergy taking the service in churches other than their own; interesting for the congregations and sometimes a learning curve for the minister. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
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 was given to Manna House.
Christmas Coffee morning - took place on Friday December 22nd.
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.
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".
Kendal now has four Town Chaplains; Margaret, Georgina, David and Hazel. Do speak to them if you see them round the town.
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!