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

Coronavirus Update

Latest on Church Services, 1 November 2020

From Thursday 5 November, as part of the national lockdown, all churches will be closed for public worship. However, they will be allowed to remain open for private prayer. The Beacon Team is continuing with its full programme of worship on Zoom. In addition, a shared Sunday service for the whole Beacon Team service is now being posted on our YouTube channel so you can enjoy a weekly worship service there at any time to suit you.

We continue to do all we can to support vulnerable members of our congregation, including holding them, our local community and all those affected in prayer. The Beacon Team are also holding morning and evening services using Zoom several times a week. Please check our News page or Facebook page for details.

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 us.

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 by email while the church office is closed according to COVID-19 restrictions.

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

Latest news

Beacon Team worship on Zoom

The schedule for regular Beacon Team Zoom worship from November for the foreseeable future (not very far ahead!) will be: Sunday at 6pm: Holy Communion Monday at 8.30pm: Compline Wednesday...
By Lois Sparling | June 20, 2020 | Uncategorized

Kendal Day of Prayer this Weekend

This coming weekend (28-29 November) churches from Kendal and the surrounding area are joining together for 24 hours of prayer. We do hope you can join us! The ‘day’...
By Lois Sparling | November 26, 2020 | Uncategorized

Order of service for this Sunday and the Beacon Team news sheet

The Beacon Team email order of service for this Sunday, Christ the King, including the text of all the readings in full, a short homily and opening and closing...
By Lois Sparling | November 21, 2020 | Uncategorized

Prayer for the Nation during the second lockdown

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York and senior church leaders have called a month of Prayer for the Nation during the second lockdown. The aim is that as many...
By Lois Sparling | November 8, 2020 | Uncategorized

Prayer for the month

For November, and with a new national lockdown beginning, perhaps bringing despair to some and giving us ever stronger cause to hold our neighbours in our hearts, Lucy has...
By Lois Sparling | November 2, 2020 | Uncategorized

New Parish Magazine: We will remember

The theme of our November magazine is, of course, remembrance with details of our special Service to Remember Loved Ones and Remembrance Sunday. The 80th anniversary of the Battle...
By Lois Sparling | October 31, 2020 | Uncategorized

October Magazine ready for your perusal

Our talented Editor, Pam, has another packed magazine ready for our perusal. (If you know anyone who can’t access it online and would like one printing out and pushing...
By Lois Sparling | September 29, 2020 | Uncategorized

A new month and a new magazine!

In this month’s magazine we welcome news of our new Priest-in-Charge and the resumption of Sunday services in church. We look at the poignant story behind one of the...
By Lois Sparling | September 1, 2020 | Uncategorized

Rev Tricia to join the Beacon Team from September

Church members were delighted by the announcement, at this Sunday morning’s services at Burneside, Grayrigg, Selside and on Zoom, that Rev Tricia Rogers, who has taken part in many...
By Lois Sparling | August 16, 2020 | Uncategorized

Parish News prepares for Transfiguration

August’s Parish News is now available online. It features the Feast of the Transfiguration, celebrated on 6 August. There is good news about the re-opening of our church building...
By Lois Sparling | July 27, 2020 | Uncategorized

Order of service for Trinity 5

The Beacon Team email order of service for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity, including the text of all the readings in full, a short homily (on the parable of...
By Lois Sparling | July 11, 2020 | Uncategorized

Upcoming Events

  1. Day of Prayer on the themes of Preparation, Expectation and Waiting

    November 28 @ 12:00 pm - November 29 @ 12:00 pm
  2. Beacon Team Service for Advent Sunday CANCELLED

    November 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am