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 Meetings
The last meetings were very productive with lots of ideas and brainstorming,in particular we came up with a new look for the week of prayer for Christian Unity and an exhibition of nativity scenes at the coffee morning. These so called planning meetings are much more than just planning; they are for everyone to meet members of other churches, discuss the past and future events, and act as the nerve centre of CTiKD. The next meeting is in the NewYear. 

Come and meet each other and help plan the future.  

Job adverts
Jobs which are within one of the local churches may be advertised Job adverts. Currently there are no vacancies.

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 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.

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



Torchlight Carnival 
Very good in 2018. Now we are looking forward to 2019!

Planning Meetings
As Christmas is approaching we will belooking forward to carol singing and our town hall coffee morning. The last meeting was November 20th and was very productive.  

2018 Carol Singing at the Birdcage on Saturday December 8th. was good, we treated passers-by to songs about the real Christmas and collected money for Manna House. Also Sandylands will be leading carol singing at Morrisons 6.30pm Tuesday 11th.

Town Hall Christmas Coffee morning - Saturday December 15th. 2018 We are having an  exhibition of nativity scenes; if you have one you display at home bring it along. Last year there was a shortage of helpers, just turn up on the day and offer to help. 

Advent course
Bassed on the advent lectionary, and led by Rev. Chris Taylor. Tuesdays 27th. Nov. to 18th Dec. 7.30 at St. George's Gooseholme.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18-25 January 2019
On Friday18th there is an opening act of worship, venue to be confirmed.  Sunday 20th there will be pulpit exchanges. Friday 25th all are invited to the weekly Quaker meeting at 12.30pm. One or two weekday discussion meetings are being arranged.  

Moving Mountains
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. Plans are going ahead for Pentecost Saturday 2019.

A Passion for Kendal, God for All
Read what Chris Taylor has to say about its importance Passion Play

Town Chaplains
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!