Welcome to 
St Bridget's


St Bridget’s

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.

Visit our Staying Connected page to find out how we are connecting across the Grasmoor Mission Community of churches..

You can also follow us on facebook.

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



During this time of social distancing we have joined online with church across the Grasmoor Mission Community for our Sunday service. This 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 watch at the same time without chat via our Grasmoor Mission Community YouTube Channel.


Our normal events are currently suspended. Hopefully we will be able to bring these back in the future.

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.

Our Graveyard

We receive lots of enquiries about our graveyard so we have produced an interactive guide for anyone looking for the resting place of relatives or friends.

Our address

The Vicarage, Bridekirk, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 0PE

St Bridget’s is located at the north western corner of Bridekirk.


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

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