These are strange times we are entering in our nation and our world. As citizens of earth and of heaven, we have a special part to play. Our Archbishops have written, “Our life is going to be less characterised by attendance at church on Sunday, and more characterised by the prayer and service we offer each day."
Through this page we will share news, messages and links to helps us all through this difficult time. In addition we are going to publish a regular Information sheet We will also post on our church Facebook pages:
The Dedication Prayer that Godfrey used in his final service on June 28th is shown in the image below. You can also download a printable version here.
Sunday 5th July
Alistair Smeaton's reflections
Online Joint Sunday Services
Our Mission Community Sunday service is be available via our interactive online.church website at 10am, please join from 9:50am to enjoy a welcome chat with everyone before the service starts and feel free to stay on after the service for a virtual coffee and cake chat.
For children Rob will be sharing Children's Church via Youtube from 4pm.
Messy Church online is available here
If you missed a service or want to watch again check out our service catchup page
Other online services and reflections can be found here
The URC nationally are producing orders of service to accompany an audio service each week. You can find a copy of the order of service here
There are other national services available on the BBC throughout the day:
BBC Radio Cumbria 08:00 Sunday Service
BBC Radio 4 08:10 Sunday Worship
BBC 1 10:45 Sunday Worship
BBC 1 13:15 Songs of Praise
BBC Radio 3 15:00 Choral Evensong
Some of our churches are starting to open for private prayer. Please feel welcome to attend, but be aware of social distancing that is still in place - there will be notices explaining how each church is operating when you get there. Or get in touch for more information.
All Saints, Cockermouth: 10.00am to 11.30am Everyday
Christ Church Cockermouth: Thursday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and Sunday 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Christ Church, Gt Broughton: 12.00 noon - 3.00pm, Sundays and Thursdays
St Cuthbert’s, Lorton: 10.00 am-12.00 noon, Mondays
St James’s, Buttermere: 10.00 am-12.00 noon, Wednesdays
St Bartholomew’s, Loweswater:10.00- am-12.00 noon, Fridays
Daily Hope Phone Line
A number of organisations have come together to produce the Daily Hope phone line
This is a fantastic resource where all you need to do is phone the FREE number from your phone and you have access to talks, hymns, prayer and services. Do tell other people about this - especially those who can't access online resources.
Please see this note about the current financial situation
Prayer is power full and key to how we spend this period of time apart.
If you have a prayer request you can share this with our Prayer Support team via our online.church website . Just click on the Prayer Request tab at the bottom of the screen.
Here are some prayer resources to help you.
Churches Together in the Cockermouth Area are hosting their very first online celebration! With guest speaker Martin Charlesworth. It is on Wednesday 1st July 7.30pm.
This looks like it will be an excellent event! 'See' you there!
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.
“Choose faith over fear.
The storm is raging but Jesus is in the boat,
he is right where you are”
— Nicky Gumbel
Our Sunday Services
Following the Church of England guidance all our Sunday services have been suspended. However we will be continuing church online via video, social media and blog. A link to the service will be available on this page each week.
Our Parish Office
Our Parish Office is closed until further notice. If you need to contact us please use our email addresses. or complete the form at the bottom of the page and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as we can.
Our physical church buildings are all closed .for the time being but we continue as a church in the community and online. Please regularly phone and email your normal contacts and especially those you know are isolated.
All our church events and activities that use our buildings have been suspended until further notice.We are not taking new bookings at the moment as we don't know when we will be able to open our churches again.
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