Serving the communities of Bridekirk, Tallentire, Dovenby, Belle Vue and Papcastle, St. Bridget’s is a warm and welcoming church with a real community feel.
At St. Bridget’s, our mission is to reach our community with the love of God. We may be small in numbers, with around forty meeting every week, but we are mighty in God’s power. As we navigate our church into modern culture, we hold tight to listening to God’s voice, retaining some of our beautiful traditions, ever evolving but firmly grounded on the truth of the Word.
Find out more about the life of our church and the surrounding villages through our Cockermouth Area welcome sheet
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Please note that all our services have been suspended in line with the UK Government advice in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. For more information about how we are continuing church during this period please visit our Staying Connected page
Our Sunday services start at 11am and include Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month, two services of Morning Prayer and the second Sunday of every month features a more contemporary All Age service. Our vibrant Growing Disciples, with children ranging from 2 to 13 years, lead aspects of the All Age services.
Midweek prayers Wednesday 4:30pm
Bridekirk Baby Club Every Wednesday 1 – 3pm
Bridekirk Friendship Group Soup, sandwiches and a good crack – £2.50 Every Monday 12 pm – 2pm
Bridekirk Youth Cafe last Saturday of the month 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Growing Disciples (Sunday School) every Sunday except All Age services
A mid-week prayer meeting.
On the Horizon
We are planning an ‘Explorers’ course for those new to faith in addition to developing an ‘Open The Book’ initiative to share bible stories with schools. We have a strong relationship with our local Church Primary School, working especially closely at Celebration times of year. Events such as Experience Harvest / Easter / Church enable us to build on relationships with the younger families regularly attending All Age worship; relationships that continue beyond Sundays through WhatsApp Messenger, Facebook and meeting informally in the week.
St Bridget’s, Bridekirk, is proof that there is life in the old church. We embrace the challenge of evolving our traditional heritage whilst remaining focused on the love of God, with Christ as our example. We are ready to share the Good News with all and our hope for the future is simple; to know God more deeply and to reach more people with His love.
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