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.
The AGM took place on May 7th, minutes should be available here.
See Meetings page. Last planning meeting January 27th, next meeting is the AGM Tuesday May 12th venue Roman Catholic church.
We had a very positive and lively meeting on January 27th, making plans for events in 2020.
The Town Hall coffee morning December 7th. was good with a subtle emphasis on the Nativity and even some carol singing. Thanks to all who helped.
Mission Communities - the Beacon group is now launched, and the Helm group is having joint gatherings. CTiKD is deeply committed to this, and much involved although not the organizing body Mission Community.
Jobs which are within one of the local churches may be advertised Job adverts. Currently there are no vacncies.
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 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 do.
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.
Lent Groups 2020 - are arranged for morning, afternoon and evening, based on A Passion for Christ - Michael Baughen, a new Lent study Guide.
Morning group @ Stricklandgate Methodist Thursdays 11.00am
Afternoon group @ Salvation Army Wednesdays 2.00pm
Evening group @ St. George's Mondays 7.00pm.Courses start in first week of March details Ecumenical lent house groups
Torchlight Procession Our enormous float was decorated as the rain lashed down and everything was wet. But a small, dedicated team did wonders and we had a good float. A Salvation army band, a piano and our singers treated the thousands of onlookers to a variety of well known hymns. Noone knows what message was taken by the crowds, but it is an amazing chance to let Christians be seen in a very happy situation.
Kendal Unity Festival - Saturday June 20 2020. We are hoping to have agazebo, but we p eople are needed to orgaise it.
Easter 2020 - The Good Friday Walk of Witness April 10th will start with an act of worship at St. Thomas', Stricklandgate starting at 10.30am, the walk will start at 11.15am.
The Easter Day (April 12th) sunrise service will again be at Kendal Castle in 2020. Click Easter for more information.
A Passion for Kendal - Easter 2021 - a week long event (March 28th to Arpil 4th 2021) on the streets of Kendal leading up to Good Friday. Plans are already underway for what will be a magnificent portrayal of the historical events of 33AD. Passion for Kendal
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020 January 18-25 Pulpit exchanges took place for Sunday services. Each church had a minister of another denomination - quite a logistica job for Linda our secretary.
2019 Carol Singing at the Birdcage went well, and the small number of singers was made up for by the magnificent standard of singing.
Lent courses 2020 are being arranged. Proboably the same course at different times of day.
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!