Let Jesus be your guide through 2020
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.
Faith and Life
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 enjoy two services each Sunday, 9am in church and 10am online.
Our 9am service in church is a short “Service of the Word” with prayers, a reading and a short talk. Please sit 'socially-distanced’ in the front half of the building wearing a face covering. It may be quite draughty as the double doors are being kept open at present, so wrap up well!
Our Online Sunday service starts 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.
Our All Age monthly Messy Church has moved online and is now available to access at anytime. Our May theme is the story of Noah and we have 10 activities for you to get involved with across the month.
Missed an online service, you cant catch up on all our services since the 29th March on our Grasmoor Mission Community Catchup page.
We are Re-opening Our Church
Our church is 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.
We are open Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 am to 12.00 pm and Sunday 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
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.
(Read more about our Vision in our Vision Leaflet)
We believe that God answers prayer and so during these difficult times we are praying for Cockermouth.
If you have a particular request for prayer please let us know by emailing us or completing the form to the right. Both go to our prayer support team who will prayer for your request and contact your if you ask them to. If not asking for prayer for yourself please get the permission of the person you want us to pray for or simply tell us their first name only.
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 normally enjoy Children's Church in Christ Church, our All Age 4th Sunday service and Messy Church. As we are not meeting in our church buildings we have moved our Children's Church and Messy Church online. You can find our Children's Church on our Christ Church Children's Church Youtube Channel
In addition to our regular Sunday services, we have home groups that meet weekly around Cockermouth, many of these are now meeting via Zoom online.
Mayo Park (Tuesdays), Kirkgate (Wednesdays), Town (Wednesdays)
As well as Lighthouse our young adult's group.
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.
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.
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.
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
During the Covid-19 period we are not gathering in church and instead have been using Shotcut for putting together the service video which we then upload to YouTube and stream through the Online.Church platform as we like its live chat interface and styling.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Christ Church Leadership Team
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