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 Christmas 2020

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 CMS Link and now 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.

Brian Stabler

Beacon Team Administrator

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. A few years ago, he retired from full Reader duties and took on this role.

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.

Reg Metcalfe


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.