Welcome to St George’s Parish Church, Castle Street, Kendal

Coronavirus Update

Church Building Closures, 24 March 2020

The Diocese of Carlisle has temporarily closed all its church buildings in Cumbria with immediate effect, in line with national Coronavirus guidance issued by the Government. Baptisms and weddings are not to take place. Funeral services can only take place at a crematorium or graveside with only immediate family members present (if the crematorium allows) – that is, spouse, parents and children – and social distancing must be maintained.

At St George’s we are doing all we can to support vulnerable members of our congregation, including holding them, our local community and all those affected in prayer.

Visit our Prayer and Worship pages for materials to support private prayer, worship and contemplation at this time including resources for families, for use during busy weekday lives and on quiet Sunday mornings when we used to be together. If you’d like to be kept updated week by week by email on opportunities to join in live worship, please email Jean.

At St George’s Church we aim to reach out to God in worship and to each other in fellowship. We hope you will find us a friendly and inclusive church and we would be delighted to meet you at any of our services or activities.

We are also part of an exciting new mission across Cumbria, in partnership with other denominations, called God for All. The aim of God for All is that by 2020 all the people of Cumbria, of all ages and backgrounds, will have had an opportunity to discover more of God and God’s purpose for their lives. You can read more about God for All and stories about local Christian people’s lives and faith by clicking here. We were also part of the launch of a brand new Mission Community on Advent Sunday in 2019 at St Oswald’s Church, Burneside. Exciting times!

Please take the time to read more about Worship & Services, Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals, Facilities for Hire, Activities, Prayer Station and our latest news.

You can also read more about our church and its history, plus meet some of the people who lead our church.

We'd be delighted to answer any of your questions. Feel free to contact us or if you'd rather, you can always pop into the Church Office – open Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Safeguarding at St George’s

At St George’s we put children, young people and vulnerable adults at the centre of what we do.
To keep everyone as safe as we can, we adopted the Church’s of England’s policy on Safeguarding and our own safeguarding policy in April 2019.

If you have any concerns, please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer:

Nadine Scott on npscott14@hotmail.co.uk or 01539 737566

or the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer (DSO):

Charles Proctor on safeguarding.adviser@carlislediocese.org.uk or 07458 0168840

Children’s Services can be contacted on 0333 240 1727.

Local services for vulnerable adults are the responsibility of Adult Social Services.

Our local office can be contacted on kendalssd@cumbria.gov.uk or 0300 303 2704.

Click here to download St George’s Safeguarding Policy

Click here to download the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policy

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