About Us

St George’s Church sits between the River Kent and Castle Street in the centre of the historic town of Kendal in Cumbria. It is an Anglican parish community church in the deanery of Kendal, the archdeaconry of Westmorland and Furness, and the diocese of Carlisle (www.carlislediocese.org.uk). With five other churches to the north of Kendal – St Oswald, Burneside, St John, Grayrigg, St Mary, Longsleddale, St Thomas, Selside, and St John the Baptist, Skelsmergh – it is part of the Beacon Team Ministry.

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Parish News October 2017

Historically, St George’s was a Commissioners' church, having received a grant towards its construction from the Church Building Commission. You can read more about the church’s history here.

Meet the Team

Jean Radley

Associate Priest

Originally trained as a nurse in Manchester and London, Jean joined St George's Church in 1996 as Reader and two years later was accepted for training for ordination and then ordained in the year 2000. Having believed that God first called her to the priesthood in 1954 it had been a long wait! Her daughter Ruth is our mission partner in South Sudan and visits us regularly to tell us about her work.

Julie Armitstead

Churchwarden

Julie came to St George’s for the first time in about 2002, after a christening service for one of her nephews, and she was confirmed here in May 2004. Since then she has helped out with our Sunday school, become a member of the Eucharistic Ministry and Healing teams and is now a Churchwarden, among other church activities. She also loves singing with the Lakes Gospel Choir.

Reg Metcalfe

Churchwarden

Reg became a Christian later in life and has been a member of St George’s Church for over 30 years. He’s married to Jennifer and is a true Kendalian. Reg is a builder by trade, so he’s an extra valuable person to have around when we have an old building to look after, as well as offering a wonderful healing ministry among other things.

Nigel Davies

Team Rector

Now leading the Beacon Team of six churches (Burneside, Skelsmergh, Selside, Longsleddale, Grayrigg, St George's Kendal) Nigel was originally born in Preston, trained in the West Country and then worked in Manchester and Carlisle before he and his family moved to Burneside. His wife, Jayne, is the senior hospital chaplain for the Morecambe Bay Trust and lead chaplain for the diocese of Carlisle.

Brian Stabler

Reader

Brian and his wife Jenny have been coming to St George's for over 20 years and now bring their grandchildren along from time to time, too. Brian became a Reader only four years after joining St George's and has recently returned from six months' sabbatical, enjoying the odd Sunday lie-in and sharing services at other churches.

Maureen Stevens

Reader

Maureen joined St George’s recently after serving as Reader at St Thomas’ in Kendal and St John’s Helsington since 2011. Maureen and Peter came to Cumbria over 40 years ago from Surrey via Somerset, where she trained as a teacher. They have lived in Kendal for 16 years and have 3 children, now with their own families, two in the parish and the third in Australia. She enjoys being out on the fells, reading and teaching within the church fellowship.