Happy Advent Everyone

Come and join us over Christmas

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.

Happy advent to everyone whether living locally, visiting a friend or on holiday, you will find a warm welcome at all of our churches over Christmas.

Christmas Services

All our four church celebrate Christmas in different ways and at different times, you can find out where and when on our Christmas page.

For more information about our activities and events have a look at our weekly Welcome Sheet.


Christmas is fast approaching 

Enjoy some great modern interpretations of traditional Christmas Carols in our selection below.

Upcoming Events

See Parish Diary for full list

Start the New Year

If you’re looking for answers then maybe it’s time to make a Start. Normally run in groups of about 6 to 10 people, each session involves video clips, exercises, group discussion and time for reflection. Each session lasts about an hour and is free to attend.


Where and When

Christ Church Cockermouth
Saturdays at 7pm starting 11th January
Chris Albon  01900 826125  albonfamily09@btinternet.com

St Bridget's Bridekirk
Thursdays at 7:30pm  starting 16th January
Richard Green 01900 824311 ragreen987@gmail.com

Highfield Community Centre, Cockermouth
Thursdays at 7:30pm  starting 16th January
Andy Warner 01900 826183 sueandandywarner@gmail.com



Talking Jesus

Want to know how to talk to people about Jesus, then this course is for you. We are running the course at two different times.

Tuesday Evenings

January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, February 4th and 11th . 7:30 pm at  52 The Parklands, Cockermouth CA13 OWW

Wednesday Morning Dates

January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th and 12th. 10 am at Christ Church Rooms, Cockermouth CA13 9RU


Gareth 07456 084207  gareth@cateam.org.uk (evening dates) or Ann 01900 829616  ann@cateam.org.uk (morning dates)

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.

North Lakes Food Bank

Cockermouth Area Churches support the Nort Lake 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