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

Coronavirus Update

Latest on Beacon Team church services, June 2021

The churches of the Beacon Team are all currently open for public worship. The schedule of services has changed slightly from before lockdown in some cases, so please check with our Administrator on admin@beaconteam.org.uk for the latest information before setting out for a service if you can't check in with your local church or ministry leader (or visit the Beacon Team Facebook page). Please note that the Sunday service at St George's now starts at 9.30am and not 10am as previously.

Meanwhile, the Beacon Team is continuing with its full programme of worship on Zoom. The Beacon Team ‘Home Service’ service sheet to use at home is also published on this website week by week here, along with the weekly Notice Sheet.

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 or on quiet Sundays. 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

Services on Christmas Day

This year, as usual, there will be a 10am Communion service at St George’s, and we would love to see you there if you are able. Our churchwardens will...
By Lois Sparling | December 21, 2020 | Uncategorized

Latest link letter from Ruth

We’ve just had our Christmas ‘link letter’ from St George’s Mission Partner, Ruth Radley, who works as a Chaplain at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. She’s written and recorded a story...
By Lois Sparling | December 15, 2020 | Uncategorized

The Beacon Team is hiring!

In the New Year, the Beacon Team will be looking for a new part-time administrator/coordinator, someone who combines a desire to help the Kingdom of God grow in our...
By Lois Sparling | December 13, 2020 | Uncategorized

Christmas magazine just published

This month’s edition is a joint December and January one. Unsurprisingly there is a Christmassy feel to several articles. There’s also a chance to test your grey cells with...
By Lois Sparling | November 29, 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

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