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Welcome to Kendal Parish Church,  where people have encountered God’s love in Jesus for over a thousand years. We are a community of ordinary people seeking to live out our Christian faith today.

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 visit us.

News and Events

Toddler Group

Join us for Play, Activities, Music, Singing, Refreshments every Monday at 9.15am to 11.15am in The Parish Hall, Kirkland

Messy Church - Thursday 4th July 2019

Join us for Fun, Food, Crafts, Games and Activities for all the family on Thursday 4th July 2019 at 3.30pm - 5.30pm in The Parish Hall, Kirkland.

Welcomers wanted

Join us as a volunteer Welcomer to this beautiful church and help visitors to experience the peace and history of the building.

God Outdoors

Monthly every second Sunday. A time to explore God in the outdoors as a family, getting back in time for The Gathering Service at 11.15am.

Concerts at Kendal Parish Church

The Pro Nobis Singers 50th Anniversary Concert

Saturday 15th June 2019, 7.30pm Admission by programme £15,…

Royal Northern Sinfonia Concert

On Wednesday 24th July 2019 at 7.30pm, hear Royal Northern Sinfonia…

Cumbria-Westmorland Federation of WIs Present Burneside Brass in Concert

Thursday 25th July 2019 at 7.30pm Tickets £10 payable on…

News and Events in the community

Praise on the Lake Sunday 30th June

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Levens Choir Concert Tuesday 2nd July

Levens summer concert

Lake District Summer Music International Festival

27th July - 9th August 2019 For listings and bookings visit…

Services

Service Times

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.

Christenings

Christenings, or Baptisms, are the start of an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day for all your friends and family. But they are not just for babies. We are very happy to baptise adults who want to become part of God’s family.

Weddings

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.

Church Life

There are lots of different things which go on at KPC. Find out more about some of the other different activities that happen here.

Children and young people are a vital part of our church family at Kendal Parish Church. Find out more about what goes on for children and young people at KPC.

Lots of people are involved in different things at KPC. Meet some of those who help lead the church.

We work with a number of other organisations locally and around the world. Find out more about these here.

We are committed to ensuring that this is a safe place for everyone and adhere to stringent safeguarding rules laid down by the Church of England and the Diocese of Carlisle.

Explore Faith

Who is Jesus?

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.

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Let Us Pray

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.

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Faith Journeys

Being a Christian isn’t about coming to church on Sunday. It’s about a real life lived each day in relationship with God. Here are some stories of different people’s experiences of faith in Jesus.

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How To Find Us

LOCATION

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 next to the church.

OFFICE OPENING HOURS

Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 12 noon

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kendal Parish Church
Church Office
Kirkland
Kendal
LA9 5AF

T: 01539 721248

E: [email protected]

Music

Music is a vital part of both our worshipping and our community life. Whether you are interested in our choir and music group which support our worship, or one of the concerts which are held by different organisations throughout the year, you can find more details here.

  • Choir

    Our choir sings most Sundays of the year at the 9.30am Communion and Evensong at 6.00pm, as well as special services and events.

  • Music Group

    The music group mostly plays at the 11am Gathering service, combining modern worship songs and much loved traditional hymns and music.

  • Organs

    The first organ appears to have been in use during the early part of the 17th century and was on a gallery at the West end.

  • Concerts

    Many organisations organise concerts and other events here. Please contact us to discuss your event.

History

History

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.

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Visiting

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.

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Tour

We hope you’ll come and see us in person, but here you will find more details about this beautiful building and some of its features.

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Friends of KPC

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.

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