We're pleased that you have found our site. We hope to tell you about our church and even persuade you to visit our wonderful town.

We are blessed with our ancient and beautiful Parish Church. It is not only a beautiful building to be admired but it is also the heart of our community. We have frequent services and the church family is very active and welcoming. 

Christian worship in Kirkby Stephen can be traced back to the early Viking settlers in the area who were early converts to Christianity around 1,200 years ago. To find more information on the history and development of the Church, click on the "History" link above. 

We try to combine the traditions of the church - we have sung Matins on the second Sunday of each month - with more light-hearted events. Recently we had a competition to complete a limerick the first line of which was, "There was an old vicar from Brough...". There were several 'interesting' and very witty entries.

Members of the congregation run several different groups which meet regularly. These range from Bible Studies through to our "Gun Club"??????

Included in our benefice are the churches of St Mary's in Mallerstang valley and St Andrew's in Crosby Garrett. We hope to add information about these active churches shortly.


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Carols in the Mart

13th December saw our, now annual, Carols in the Mart, evening. It was a joint event between our Methodist and Anglican Churches. It was an evening of Carols with a mini pantomime thrown in for good measure.

I will receive the wrath of our clergy for posting these photographs taken by David Whitehead. Much worse things have happened to me:-

Revd Cannon Carole Marsden receiving her instructions from our Methodist Minister Revd Steven Radford
Carole passing on her instructions to Revd Judy Polkinghorn

Glenys "Widow Twankey" Lumley trying to explain the plot to the audience when she had no idea of what was going on herself.
The audience is now as confused as the cast 
Revd Steven Radford breaks into "Ho Ho Ho" mode to try and mask the general confusion.
Revd Judy Polkinghorn brings procedures to a close.