• Carol Service December 2016

    We had a lovely Carol Service, with contributions from Dean Gibson School, Cenacolo, and a new Christmas Story. There was a lot of preparation – musicians rehearsing, Eileen presiding over mulled wine. Then, while the church was filling up, candles were lit.   During the service, Dean Gibson pupils, Cenacolo friends and

  • Remembrance Sunday

    This year, Remembrance was given to everyone. Instead of giving us a homily, Fr Hugh distributed white crosses and we were all invited to write on a cross what we wanted to be remembered and prayed for. Then the crosses were planted in trays of sand in front of the

  • Justice and Peace – what does Theresa May mean?

    Roads to justice and peace Our Parish Justice and Peace group would like to draw your attention to this article in the Tablet, which considers Catholic practice in the light of what the new Prime Minister said when she took up office earlier this year

  • First Communion

    Twenty four children made their First Communion on Trinity Sunday and it was a great celebration. As in previous years, they laid the altar, brought the gifts, read the first and second lessons, the psalm and the bidding prayers, and generally made the whole congregation very happy.      

  • South Lakes Young Carers

    There are more than 200 young carers in our area aged from 5 to 18. Six or seven years ago there were only about 60. South Lakes Young Carers is the local charity which supports them, with two social workers, an administration that sits inside South Lakes Carers, and lots

  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

    Last week Christians from around Kendal met every day to pray together in different churches, and on Sunday Deacon Bernard preached at the Parish Church in Kendal. He says, “I was so moved on Sunday by the sincerity and spirit of Prayer in the parish church. They taught me a

  • New project for the Overseas Aid Group

    Over the past couple of years the OAG has sponsored the Makalanga Primary School in Malawi.  We donated enough funds to build a kitchen to feed the school children during the school day.  The success of this project has meant that the school has grown and almost doubled its number

  • Open nights for flood victims

    The Parish Centre on New Street is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 3.45pm till 6.30pm for flood victims. We are offering hot and cold food, wi-fi, DVDs, a safe place to sit and chat, check emails, drink tea, let children play and generally wind down after a busy day.

  • Muslims to the rescue!

    A London-based Muslim charity was so moved by the plight of flood victims in Cumbria that they collected new boxed toys and plenty of food, and delivered their gifts to different church centres in Kendal. We welcomed them to our Parish Centre and were delighted to agree to their request