In a busy world, Kendal Parish Church provides a perfect setting for quiet reflection and prayer, and a fascinating place to visit.
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 church is usually open at 9.00am and we close at 4.30pm in summer, 3.30pm in winter.
Office hours are 9.00am-12.00 noon, Monday to Friday.
From Easter to October, there are always friendly stewards on duty to answer your questions.
If you come by car, there is a public car park next to the church. There is more parking at Abbot Hall Art Gallery and the Museum of Lakeland Life which are next door.
Did You Know?
The church is also known as Holy Trinity, Kendal because it is dedicated to the Holy Trinity
Having five aisles it is one of the widest churches in England – only four feet narrower than York Minster
850AD Fragments of a cross and Saxon Stone
This is not the first church on the site. There are fragments of a cross from around 850AD and there is some Saxon stone in the church
Queen Katherine Parr’s family is commemorated in the Parr Chapel
The church is home to the chapel of the Border Regiment
The group was founded in 1991 as an informal association of non-cathedral churches which fulfil a role which is additional to that of a normal parish church. To find out more about other churches in the network, please click on the logo to the left.
Kendal Parish Church