Wherever the river goes it brings life

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.

Please visit our Mission Community Staying Connected page for our latest newsletter and updates.

Sunday Worship

Our Sunday service goes online at 10am each Sunday on our online.church 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

Previous Services

Missed an online service, you can catch up on our Grasmoor Mission Community YouTube Archive.


Life and Faith

As part of our online service we have been asking some of our members what its like to live out their faith in their work and lives .

Each interview is only 5 to 8 minutes long. Have a listen , perhaps there words will resonate with you.

More interviews are available on our YouTube channel


We Are Open for Private Prayer

Please bring your own face covering - there will be notices explaining how each church is operating when you get there.

All Saints, Cockermouth

Open for Private Prayer 10.00 am to 11.30 am every day.

Christ Church, Cockermouth:

Open for Private Prayer every Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday 9.00 am to 10.00 am.


Christ Church, Great Broughton:

Open for Private Prayer every Sunday 10.30 am to 11.30 am during lockdown.


St Bridget’s, Bridekirk:

Open for Private Prayer on Wednesday afternoons by REQUEST, please contact Richard Green 07708 600 247.


November is Love, Joy and Peace

Our Outdoor activities centred in and around our church gardens at Christ Church in Cockermouth are still available. If you are in Cockermouth drop into church and follow the instructions on the church front door. All you need with you is your smartphone.

Welcome Jane

We are excited to welcome our new Team Rector and Mission Community Leader Rev'd Canon Jane Charman who was licenced at a service at St Bridget's Church on Sunday 18th October.

Jane and her family are hoping to move into a house in Pardshaw before Christmas and in the meantime she will be working remotely from the families home in Salisbury or from local accommodation when she is in Cumbria.  You can watch the recorded service and Jane introducing herself in the videos to the right

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

— Nicky Gumbel


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.

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: safeguarding@cateam.org.uk

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