Church now closed until further notice

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As a consequence of the latest restrictions St Marys and St Johns are now closed completely. I am contacting Wedding and Christening families to discuss options, and I will be posting updates both here and on our facebook page. If you are aware of anyone who needs our support please contact me on 01229 227976 or

Church service broadcast on Sunday

This Sunday morning at 8am BBC Radio Cumbria with be broadcasting a Local virtual service for Mothering Sunday. The Bishop of Penrith will be preaching and you’ll also hear from the Archbishop of Canterbury. The service will be available on AM & FM (in Cumbria), Freeview channel 721 also online at You can get an order of service so you can join in at or

Church services suspended

In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. We will be opening the church this weekend for private prayer, and every Sunday until services resume. This will obviously affect baptisms too, so we will be contacting the families currently booked in to ask them to reschedule.If anyone needs further support please let us know.

Latest news

Due to the latest advice on Coronavirus, we are cancelling the Lent course on Wednesday and Thursday, midweek communion at St Johns, and the quiz night on Thursday. In addition we will postpone this weeks PCC meeting, also scheduled for Thursday. I am awaiting revised guidelines from the CofE in regard to Sunday services and will keep you informed.