Service for this Sunday, August 24th: Morning Worship at 10.30 led by Rev Ken Clapham.
The Circuit Welcome Service for our new Probationer Minister, Rev Wendy Thornton, will take place on Sunday August 31st at 6.30pm in our Church
Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church offers a very warm welcome to worshippers of all ages and backgrounds.
The Church is a member of the Kendal Circuit of the Methodist Church which, in turn, is part of the Cumbria District.
It has been a focus for Christian worship in the town for over 170 years and is pleased to play an active part in the ecumenical group, Christians Together in Lunesdale.
Work started on the Chapel in 1834 and the 'Wesleyan Methodist Chapel' opened for worship in October 1835. Since then, the Church has seen many changes, with a Schoolroom being built in 1893 and a major extension completed in 2003. At the Service in May 2003 which marked the opening of the Extension, we used the theme of 'Living Stones' to represent the different part each of us plays in building God's Kingdom in this town.
Our congregation is made up of many different Church backgrounds and we are fortunate to have a thriving Junior Church. The style of worship is informal and Bible-centred. Morning worship is always at 10.30 am each Sunday with a crèche and Junior Church with separate groups for those of primary and secondary school age.
Our Minister, Rev Andrew Webb, is based in Kendal, and leads worship at least twice a month. The first Sunday in the month is always All Age Worship. The remainder of our Services are led by a core team of lay preachers and visiting preachers, who can be lay or ordained. In recent months we have welcomed to our pulpit visitors representing our local Catholic friends, our local Church of England Rector, The Bible Society, Capernwray Bible College, the President of the Methodist Conference and a retired Bishop!
Whether you are on holiday in the area, or just looking for a Church which is right for you, you will be warmly welcomed.
We are proud to be a Fairtrade Church and we serve only fairly traded products.
The Methodist Church is one of the largest Christian churches serving Great Britain, with nearly 265,000 members and regular contact with over 800,000 people. It has about 5,800 churches in Great Britain, and also maintains links with other Methodist churches totalling a worldwide membership of 70 million. Its activities, both alone and with ecumenical and secular partners, are based on four aims known as Our Calling:
· To increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love
· To help people to grow and learn as Christians through mutual support and care
· To be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice
· To make more followers of Jesus Christ.