As we are gathered in Jesus yet scattered physically remember your home has always been part of God’s plan to share His love with the world.
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.
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
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 June theme is The Good Samaritan.
Missed an online service, you can catch up on our Grasmoor Mission Community Catchup page.
Our Team Rector Godfrey Butland retired at the end of June. We are so grateful for his wisdom and leadership over the period 2015 to 2020. We wish Godfrey and Les all the best for their retryement (Godfrey's version) and for the new journey that God is taking them into.
During the Covid-19 lockdown he shared a daily thought for the day throughout this crises. You can read his blog here and you can watch his last
Godfrey finished his last service with us by sharing a Dedication Prayer which he wanted everyone to have.
“Choose faith over fear.
The storm is raging but Jesus is in the boat,
he is right where you are”
— Nicky Gumbel
The Gathering 1st July 7:30pm
Our first Gathering of Churches Together in the Cockermouth Area was on the 1st July. The event included an address from a representative of Jubilee+ Plus, which aims to help the UK Church become a ‘champion of the poor and a means to healthy communities.’ This is a timely reflection, given concerns about possible mass unemployment and poverty this autumn.
Click on the video window to watch the event again.
Be lifted up in these strange times with some memorable videos. Here are two of our favourites
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Cockermouth Area Team Safeguarding Advisor is Angela Walsh Mobile: 07809567633, email: email@example.com
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.
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