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 have re-opened 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 following churches are open for Private Prayer:
St Mary’s – Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 12 noon.
St Joseph’s Catholic Church – always open.
St Peter’s, Mansergh – always open.
St Bartholomew’s, Barbon – Wednesday 10am to 3pm.

Holy Week and Easter

The Revd. Dr. James Tebbutt, Methodist District Chair, led our Holy Week sessions and Easter Worship. These remain available on our YouTube channel here.

6th Sunday of Easter

This Sunday’s online service is on our Youtube Channel kl.church and is available from 8:00 am. The direct link to the service is here.

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 info@kl.church or from the Notice Sheet.

Morning Prayer

8.15am on weekdays, the clergy meet together for Morning Prayer using ‘Zoom’. This is open to everyone to join. Please email info@kl.church 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. Eastertide is here.

Facebook and Twitter

We now have Facebook and Twitter accounts for kl.church. Click on the links to access them.

Messy Church

On Sunday 21st March the Messy family gathered online for Messy Easter. Together we heard the story of Easter and then created an Easter Tree. If you would like to catch up with Messy Easter, go and look now at the video on our Messy Church Facebook page. Our next Messy will be online on Sunday 23rd May at 2pm. See you there!

Future dates for Messy Church – virtual or hopefully face-to-face – include:
Sunday 23rd May 2pm
Sunday 18th July 2pm
Sunday 19th September 2pm
Sunday 21st November 2pm

For more information contact lol@cilfamilyproject.org

Other Services

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.

Back to Church

We are now able to meet again in church for Worship and private prayer. Please follow the guidance in this leaflet to ensure your own and other’s safety.

Churches are open for private prayer as follows:

St Mary’s Church –Tuesday & Thursday 10am to 12 noon.
St Joseph’s Catholic Church – always open.
St Peter’s Church, Mansergh – always open.
St Bartholomew’s Church, Barbon – Wednesday 10am to 3pm.

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

We plan to add a map and photos showing each of our church buildings in the near future.

We hope to see you in person, when the current inconvenience is over.


This week’s Notice Sheet

Previous Notice Sheets

The Rainbow Parish

Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church     

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

kl.church Youtube channel

Cowan Bridge Methodist Church

The Family Project Facebook Page 

The Big Vision in Kirkby Lonsdale 

The Community Cupboard and other local initiatives

Community lunches


If you wish to contact us please email to info@kl.church. If you have prayer requests please email them to prayer@kl.church and they will be brought to the next daily Morning Prayer.

Methodist churches
  • Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church, Queen’s Square, KL, LA6 2AZ
  • Cowan Bridge Methodist Church, A65, Cowan Bridge
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. Batholomew’s Church, Barbon
  • All Saints’ Church, Lupton
  • St. John’s Church, Hutton Roof
  • The Church of the Holy Chost, Middleton

With thanks to Duncan Bromley of St. Mary’s CofE Primary School for the background drone photo of St. Mary’ Church.