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.



The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
is over for another year. There were pulpit exchanges on Sunday, the service at each church being led by a minister of a different denomination. The week started with a formal service at HTSG, and finished in the quiet contemplative meeting across the road at the Quakers. There was discussion and compline in Natland, and the regular prayer meeting at King's church. A week of contrasts and unity.

Planning Meetings
Next planning meeting February 5th 7.00 pm at Sandylands Methodist church. Good Friday, Easter Day and the Torchlight procession will be on the agenda, amongst lots of other things. All welcome.  

2018 Carol Singing at the Birdcage was good, as we treated passers-by to songs about the real Christmas and collected money for Manna House. .

Town Hall Christmas Coffee morning on December 15th. The exhibition of nativity scenes was appreciated by many, as was the carol singing quartet. £168.90 was made on the stall. Thanks to the hardworking helpers. 

Advent course
Based on the advent lectionary, and led by Rev. Chris Taylor. was appreciated by all who attended. 

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!