Welcome to Kendal Parish Church, where people have encountered God’s love in Jesus for a over a thousand years. We are a community of ordinary people on a journey together as we try to live out our Christian faith in the 21st century.
Every Sunday, you will find a rich variety of worship here – from the beauty and rich tradition of Anglican liturgy and music to the informality of our ‘Gathering’ service.
It’s not all about Sunday services, though, and we hope you’ll come and see more of what we do as a church from Monday to Saturday.
Whatever your reason for coming here – whether you are in need of help; searching for a church; looking forward to your wedding or christening; exploring faith or simply planning to visit the area – come and see us soon. We would love to meet you.
We would love you to come and join us as we worship God together and see how Christian faith makes a difference in everyday life. We share a broad range of services, from modern and informal worship to the beauty of the Anglican tradition. You should be able to find a time and place with us where you can ‘feel at home’.
Christenings, or Baptisms, are a wonderful occasion where you can celebrate the arrival of your child. But they are not just for babies. We are very happy to baptise adults who want to become part of God’s family.
A wedding is one of life’s most wonderful moments: a time of love, commitment and solemn promise as well as a party. Kendal Parish Church’s magnificent interior and scenic surroundings provide the perfect venue for your wedding.
Jesus never went further than 200 miles from where He was born. He never wrote a book or held a political or military position. We don’t even know what he looked like. Yet He has had a greater effect on the lives of men and women than any other figure in history.
Wanting to pray is the beginning of a relationship with God that can grow and grow. Praying can be woven into everyday life. Prayer is not just something done in church. It is about praying with others, praying alone, at any time and any place. It is living life in a relationship with God.
The church is conspicuous by the river at the south end of Kendal. We are on the right as you enter the one-way system from the south. There is a large pay and display car park (free on Sundays) next to the church.
Kendal Parish Church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is one of the widest parish churches in the country and dates from the early thirteenth century, though it occupies the site of a much earlier Church. A record in the Domesday Book, and the shaft of an Anglian Cross, housed in the Parr Chapel and dated at approximately AD 850, suggest that Christians have worshipped here for over a thousand years.
As the gateway to the Lake District, the ‘auld grey town’ of Kendal attracts many tourists and we are glad to welcome thousands of visitors each year to Kendal Parish Church. Everyone who comes is impressed and inspired by the building’s beauty and by our long history of Christian worship. We hope that you too will pay us a visit.
The Friends of Kendal Parish Church raise funds to help the parish maintain its witness and engagement with the wider community of Kendal and to assist with the maintenance of the fabric of the church, interior decoration and furnishings.