Welcome to kl.church
Welcome to this website of the Church in and around Kirkby Lonsdale. During this difficult time we aim to post information about on-line and in person worship opportunities.
This week’s churches’ notice sheet
All the details of worship in the churches in and around Kirkby Lonsdale are in the current notice sheet – available here in PDF form.
Worship in Churches
Our churches are open for face-to-face services. We have provided guidance around attending for collective worship here. Please read this before attending. All will be welcome at any of the services. The current pattern of services is below (showing the Sunday of the month). Please check the latest information on the Notice Sheet.
|St Mary’s||11:00 HC||11:00 MS||11:00 MS||11:00 MS||11:00 *|
|KLMC||10:30 *||10:30 *||10:30 *||10:30 *||10:30 *|
|St Joseph’s||9:00 Mass||9:00 Mass||9:00 Mass||9:00 Mass||9:00 Mass|
|Barbon||10:30 MS||10:30 MS||10:30 HC||10:30 MS||10:30 MS|
|Hutton Roof||11:00 *|
|Lupton||9:30 MS||9:30 HC|
|Preston Patrick||9:30 HC||9:30 MS||9:30 MS||9:30 MS||9:30 *|
HC – Holy Communion, MS – Morning Service, E – Evensong. * – format varies. Cowan Bridge and Middleton Churches are currently closed.
The following churches are open for Private Prayer:
St Mary’s – Daily from dawn to dusk.
St Joseph’s Catholic Church – always open.
St Peter’s, Mansergh – always open.
St Bartholomew’s, Barbon – During day time.
Sunday 25th September
Online Services since March 2020
All of our online services remain available on our YouTube channel here.
Updated Covid-19 Guidance for Churches
Following the change to Covid-19 advice from the government, the following advice is recommended accordingly for worship.
• There is no requirement to wear a mask, this will be a choice. Please be sensitive to those who still need to wear a mask.
• Please do not attend worship if you are unwell or experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.
• Please maintain good hand hygiene, sanitise hands on arrival.
• Maintain adequate ventilation.
Thank you to everyone for your co-operation over the past two years as we have tried to keep each other safe. Please refer now to the Regular Risk assessments for your setting.
Virtual Sunday morning coffee and a chat
If you wish to join us after any of our Sunday online services, for a chat with your cup of coffee and a biscuit, please join us on Zoom from 11:00. The Zoom access details can be obtained via an email to email@example.com or from the Notice Sheet.
8.15am on weekdays, the clergy meet together for Morning Prayer using ‘Zoom’. This is open to everyone to join. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. The readings for the day can be found here (just select the right date). The orders of service are as follows (click on the day) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday.
Please also see our dedicated page – here
We have embarked on a fund-raising campaign in order that the Family Project can continue for the next four years. A leaflet has been produced to explain this. Copies can be found in local churches, and a PDF version can be downloaded by clicking here.
The Community Cupboard and Hub
We support the efforts of the community initiatives which have proved so useful during the pandemic. A food box for donations/uptake of supplies is in St Mary’s Church porch. The contact number is the same as the Hub: 015242 36404 between 10:00 and 13:00. Website here: https://klcommunity.co.uk
All of our other services and reflections, are on our Youtube Channel. Please have a look.
In an attempt to reduce the size of our weekly notice sheet, the majority of the unchanging pointers to nationally-broadcast services have been moved here.
Methodist Central Hall in Westminster Sunday morning service via YouTube.
Church of England online weekly service.
Catholic services can be accessed via a schedule online here.
Radio and TV services on Sundays:
BBC1 TV: 12.25pm Songs of Praise.
BBC Radio 4 FM: 8.10am Sunday Worship.
BBC Radio 3: 3.00pm repeat of last Wednesday’s Choral Evensong.
Radio service on Wednesdays:
BBC Radio 3: 3.30pm Choral Evensong.
Our local ecumenical covenant
Kirkby Lonsdale is notable for the very close links between our different churches. The covenant signed by the clergy to emphasise those links is available as a PDF file here.
Our church buildings and their locations
Photos of each of our local churches are being added here. Basic information may be added in due course.
Now that the recent pandemic inconvenience is largely over, we would love to see you at any of our services.
- Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church, Queen’s Square, KL, LA6 2AZ
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
- Back Lane, Kirkby Lonsdale, LA6 2AP
The Rainbow Parish Anglican churches
- St. Mary’s Church, Kirkby Lonsdale
- St. Patrick’s Church, Preston Patrick
- St. Peter’s Church, Mansergh
- Holy Trinity Church, Casterton
- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Barbon
- All Saints’ Church, Lupton
- St. John’s Church, Hutton Roof
With thanks to Duncan Bromley of St. Mary’s CofE Primary School for the background drone photo of St. Mary’ Church.