Staying Connected

For more information about how we are continuing to be church, praying and worshipping during this Coronavirus outbreak please visit our Grasmoor Mission Community Staying Connected page

Welcome to the Cockermouth Area Team of churches, a group of four churches in north Cumbria centred around the communities of Cockermouth, Great Broughton, Bridekirk, Tallentire, Dovenby, Belle Vue and Papcastle.

During this time of not gathering together in our Churches we are sharing a weekly Staying Connected sheet instead of our normal Welcome Sheet to keep everyone upto date with what we are doing to stay connected, prayer and worship. For more information please visit our Staying Connected webpage

If you are a member and want to access Elvanto please visit the members page.

Godfrey's Blog

Our Team Rector Godfrey Butland is sharing a daily thought for the day throughout this crises.

Read his latest thought here 

Thy Kingdom Come

We are joining this global prayer initiative and have some events planned between 17th May and 31st May 2020. To find out more take a look at our dedicated Thy Kingdom Come resources page. For more information on the initiative, and ideas as to how you can get involved, visit

Pentecost Sermon by Bishop Emma

Bishop Emma has shared a special Pentecost sermon with us which you can watch via the video window to the right or follow this link to the youtube video.

In addition to the video you can read the her sermon here..


Be Encouraged

Be lifted up in these strange times with some memorable videos. Here are two of our favourites

Sunday Worship

Our Sunday service goes online at 10am each Sunday on our site, feel free to join from 9:45am to enjoy fellowship via live chat . You can also watch at the same time without chat via our Grasmoor Mission Community YouTube Channel

For children, Rob and Chris will be sharing Children's Church and Warriors videos on the Children's Church Youtube Channel from 4:00 pm each Sunday.

Messy Church continues to be available for all to participate in. Our May theme is Noah's Story and we have 10 activity tables to enjoy.

Previous Services

Missed an online service, you cant catch up on all our services since the 29th March on our Grasmoor Mission Community Catchup page.


Church Finances

A big thank you to all who give regularly to our churches.

All our churches are currently experiencing a loss of income because they are closed.

To help with this we would really welcome new standing orders, or one-off donations.

Please contact Stuart Hoddinott, who will put you in touch with your own church.

“Choose faith over fear.
The storm is raging but Jesus is in the boat,
he is right where you are”

— Nicky Gumbel


Online Alpha

Got time on your hands, what to find out more about the Christian faith? Thanks to Holy Trinity Brompton you can now join an online Alpha course.

Let us know how you get on and if you have any questions we can help you with locally by contacting us using the form at the bottom of the page.

Mission Community

We are excited to be members of the developing Grasmoor Mission Community of 14 congregations sharing and exploring together our Christian faith with each other and the communities around the Derwent and Cocker rivers in North Cumbria.

Food Bank

Cockermouth Area Churches support the North Lakes Food Bank by providing drop off bins in all our churches. Please consider buying a couple of extra tins and dropping these off on the way into church on a Sunday. Check out North Lakes Food Bank for the latest items required list.


God 4 All

God 4 all is an exciting vision  that by 2020 every person in Cumbria of all ages and backgrounds will have had an opportunity to discover more of God and God’s purpose for their lives.god4all


Churches Together in the Cockermouth Area (CTICA) consists of 18 local churches from across the Cockermouth area. We have a vision to Serve Together, Worship Together and Work Together and we love supporting each other in our desire to serve our town and surrounding areas.


The welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is an absolute priority for us.  Safeguarding shows God's love in action and in churches demonstrates safety and security, where abuse and mistreatment of others is not tolerated.

The Cockermouth Area Team is signed up to and abides by the Church of England Policy on Safeguarding and  Carlisle Diocese Safeguarding Policy

Our Cockermouth Area Team Safeguarding Advisor is Angela Walsh Mobile: 07809567633, email:

For more information and who to contact if you are concerned that someone you know about may be suffering harm please visit our Safeguarding page.


Contact Us

Parish Administrator: Sue Lake
Phone: 01900 829926.
Hours: 0900 to 1600 Wednesday and Thursday and 0900 to 1200 on Friday.
Address: South Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RU