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 July 2021

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, Jean joined St George's in 1996 as Reader and was 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 CMS Link and works at Birmingham Children’s Hospital after many years in South Sudan.

Tricia Rogers

Interim Priest in Charge of the Beacon Team Ministry

From 1 September, following the departure of Nigel Davies, Tricia is being commissioned to this post for 2 years. She has recently been working with the Methodist Churches in Kendal and before that was the first mission community leader in Cumbria, at her previous parish of Binsey, in north Cumbria.

Geoff Barrett

Beacon Team Administrator

Geoff is a family man with a wife and two grown-up daughters and a member of Sandylands Methodist Church. He enjoys watching most sports and is a keen runner. He also likes to read and keep up with current affairs.

Julie Armitstead


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.

Ken Tulley


Ken and Beryl have lived in Kendal for over 30 years. Right from our first Sunday in Kendal they attended St George’s, the welcome being so friendly, they say, that they never even thought about trying the other two C of E churches in town.