Sharing the love

of Jesus

through the everyday

stuff of life

Welcome to Christ Church Cockermouth

Christ Church Cockermouth is a group of ordinary people bound together by our love of Jesus and commitment to serve him in Cockermouth and the surrounding area.

Christ Church is a vibrant modern church which enjoys trying new ideas that bring colour and inspiration into our traditional services using sound, video and symbols making services more interactive and involving.

Useful Links

Cockermouth Area welcome sheet

Children's Church on Facebook

Service Recordings

Rotas are available to church members through Elvanto or in the Vestry

Our Vision 

Where faith grows we will be …...
more inviting of our communities,
more connected to each other,
more touched by inspired worship and
more involving of families and children.

We will develop buildings that provide accessible, comfortable, exciting and reflective places for all to discover God’s love.

ChristSocial

Our ChristSocial bi-monthly Community Event is taking a break for the summer and will be back in the Autumn with more events

Future events being planned include:-

  • Another Quiz night and Board game cafe in the Autumn.
  • Christmas Crafts - December

For more information please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.

Sunday Services

You are welcome to join us at one of our two back to back Sunday services each week.

8:30 am Holy Communion.

An early morning opportunity to share Holy Communion (Spoken)  guided by an order of service.

9:30 am Shared fellowship and refreshments.

Our two congregations come together to share fellowship and refreshments before the 10:00 service starts.

10.00am Family Service with Holy Communion on the 3rd Sunday of the month

Our 1st and 2nd Sunday services are services of morning worship.

On the 3rd Sunday of the month, we share Holy Communion as part of the service.

Our 4th Sunday service is a cafe style all age service with table activities and is more informal but always very inspiring.

Our 10am services all include sung worship. On the 1st Sunday of the month, this is led by our organ or piano. On the other Sundays, our worship band leads the singing.

When there is a fifth Sunday in the month we join up with the other 3 churches in our team for a combined service which rotates around the 4 team churches. Please check our welcome sheet for details.

Listen to a Service

Families, Children and young people

Families, children and young people are the future of our church at Christ Church and are always welcome.

Our children enjoy Children's Church during our  1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays see our Children's Church Facebook page. Our 4th Sunday cafe style service is always different with quizzes, crafts, drama and games which are designed for everyone to join in with.

Outside of our Sunday gatherings, we share Messy ChurchJump, Lighthouse and our After School Singing Group .

Adults

In addition to our regular services, we have home groups that meet weekly around Cockermouth:-

Mayo Park (Tuesdays), Kirkgate (Wednesdays), Town (Wednesdays)

As well as Lighthouse our young adult's group.

A number of our members enjoy biking, walking and reading together.

Surprise.. God Loves You

Thanks to our 4th Sunday team for introducing this great song to us

Forthcoming Events

see our Parish diary for a full list

Our 4th Sunday Service is interactive for all ages

Our Giving

As a church we aim to give 10% of our General Fund to charity each year and have focussed our giving to small charities with whom we have local connections . In addition to the charities below we also give to Cockermouth Foodbank, Christian Aid and The Children's Society.

Gary Ion

Gary Ion works for the Church Mission Society in Uganda . His role is to support local church communities to undertake building projects so that they are equipped to meet their communities’ spiritual and physical needs.

Dewode

DEWODE is a small charity based in West Cumbria that supports a group of women in Kobulubulu village, Uganda. This area is affected by poverty and disease. Dewode  has raised money to enable a new Health Centre to be built. To find out moor you can follow.

Poverty Swap

Founded by a member of Christ Church Poverty Swap works with local people across the world focussing on homes, health and education. Poverty Swap aims to empower those living in poverty, vulnerable and at risk, to pursue practical opportunities that transform their lives.

NISCU

 

Northern Inter Schools Christian Union works in schools across the North West of England through local volunteer Support Groups and employed Schools Workers. It aims to provide children and young people with knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith.

Resources

We thought it would be helpful if we share a list of some of the software and online resources we use or have a look at our shared resources folders

Audacity for recording audio and Shotcut  for video editing

For managing church members data, services, volunteering and email lists we use Elvanto

We use  Faithlife Proclaim to support our church services as its is collaborative, online and records sound and slides into a service movie.

For great copyright, free images try Pexels

TSO Host provides free web hosting for charities

 

Safeguarding

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

Christ Church Leadership Team

Ann Peate , Chris Albon, Cath Soulsby, Gareth Browning

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