Challenge us Lord
to give your natural world more space and greater freedom during this
Season of Creation

Staying Connected

For more information about how we are continuing to be church, praying and worshipping during this Coronavirus outbreak please visit our Grasmoor Mission Community Staying Connected page

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.

During this time of not gathering together in our Churches we have joined together with our Grasmoor Mission Community churches please visit our Staying Connected page for our latest newsletter and updates.

Sunday Worship

Our Sunday service goes online at 10am each Sunday on our 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.

Messy Church continues to be available for all to participate in. Our June theme is The Good Samaritan.

Previous Services

Missed an online service, you can catch up on our Grasmoor Mission Community YouTube Archive.



Creationtide or the Season of Creation is the period in the annual church calendar from 1st September to 4th October, dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life.
The theme for the Season of Creation 2020 is Jubilee for the Earth. Jubilee is a time of rest for the land from exploitation, and to restore ecosystems and people.

Our September and October Messy Church is themed around Creationtide looking at Land, Sea and Sky in September and Plants, Animals and People in October.

We are Re-opening Our Churches

Some of our churches are starting to open for private prayer. Please feel welcome to attend , please bring your own face covering - there will be notices explaining how each church is operating when you get there.

All Saints, Cockermouth: 10.00 am to 11.30 am every day, also has a spoken Morning Prayer service every Sunday at 10.00 am.

Christ Church, Cockermouth: Sundays: Service of the Word at 9.00am. Tuesdays: open for drop in/private prayer 10.00 - 12. Wednesdays: church prayer group 9.00am. All welcome at any of these gatherings."

Christ Church, Gt Broughton: Here at Christ Church GB we have Morning Prayer on Sundays at 11.15am. The church will no longer open for private prayer on Thursdays from the end of August, but we are looking at arrangements for September.

St Bridget’s, Bridekirk: Is open for said worship on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month at 11.00 am.



Our Team Rector Godfrey Butland retired at the end of June. We are so grateful for his wisdom and leadership over the period 2015 to 2020. We wish Godfrey and Les all the best for their retirement (Godfrey's version) and for the new journey that God is taking them into.

During the Covid-19 lock down he shared a daily thought for the day throughout this crises. You can read his blog here and you can watch his last sermon in the video window to the right

Godfrey finished his last service with us by sharing a Dedication Prayer which he wanted everyone to have.

“Choose faith over fear.
The storm is raging but Jesus is in the boat,
he is right where you are”

— Nicky Gumbel


Be Encouraged

Be lifted up in these strange times with some memorable videos. Here are two of our favourites

Church Finances

A big thank you to all who give regularly to our churches.

All our churches are currently experiencing a loss of income because they are closed.

To help with this we would really welcome new standing orders, or one-off donations.

Please contact Stuart Hoddinott, who will put you in touch with your own church.

Online Alpha

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.

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.

Food Bank

Cockermouth Area Churches support the North Lakes 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:

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