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 continue to be 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.

Sunday –1st2nd3rd4th5th
St Mary’s11:00 HC11:00 MS11:00 MS11:00 MS11:00 *
KLMC 10:30 *10:30 *10:30 *10:30 *10:30 *
St Joseph’s9:00 Mass9:00 Mass9:00 Mass9:00 Mass9:00 Mass
Barbon10:30 MS10:30 MS10:30 HC
Casterton10:30 *
Hutton Roof11:00 *
Lupton9:30 MS9:30 HC
Mansergh11:00 HC
Preston Patrick9:30 HC9:30 MS9:30 MS9:30 MS9:30 *

HC – Holy Communion, MS – Morning Service, * – 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.


Third Sunday of Epiphany

The online service for Sunday 9nd January is on our Youtube Channel kl.church and is available from 8:00 am. The direct link to the service is here.

Online Services since March 2020

All of our online services remain available on our YouTube channel here.

Covid precautions

It is with regret that we ask once again for everyone, unless exempt, to wear masks during services. The new mandatory Government guidance comes into effect on 10th December.
We can continue to sing if we wear face coverings and those who are leading worship, prayers, preaching or reading may uncover faces whilst doing so.
Thank you for your understanding and commitment to keep each other well.
The Ministry Team

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 Sunday.

Facebook and Twitter

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

Messy Church

Our Messy Church Facebook page.

Future dates for Messy Church – virtual or hopefully face-to-face – include:
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.

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.

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

AKL, the ‘Around Kirkby Lonsdale’ monthly magazine


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.

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
  • The Church of the Holy Ghost, Middleton
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

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