About the Circuit
"Our mission is to know Jesus and make Him known"
The Kirkby Stephen, Appleby and Tebay Circuit (shortened to KSAT) is one of 12 circuits which make up the Cumbria Methodist District. Our Circuit has 18 churches split into three circuit sections and looked after by two ministers. We are an ecumenical district through Churches Together in Cumbria.
We hope the information here will tell you a little more about our Circuit, its churches, activities and people. For details on individual churches please visit the 'Churches' tab on the left and for information on activities we have running please see the 'Events' tab.
The KSAT Circuit is situated in a deeply rural area between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. The greater part lying in the beautiful valley of the River Eden, and the remainder in the Upper Lune Valley.
All that we do in the life of the Circuit will be directed to the following ends:
• Will be God centered • Will be suitable for all ages • Will be appropriate for the size of the congregation • Will embrace the whole of our lives, not just an hour on Sunday
Learning and Caring
• We will provide a loving and welcoming environment which is sensitive to the needs of the individual • We will encourage and enable our members to be diligent in prayer and Bible study • We will encourage and enable our members to discover and develop their God-given gifts and talents • We will watch over each other in love and encourage one another to more faithful discipleship • We will show the love of Jesus to others through the things we say and do
• We will be actively involved in our communities and seek to re-establish Christian witness • We will identify needs in our communities and find ways of addressing them • We will be good neighbors • We will challenge injustice and prejudice in our communities and uphold Kingdom values • We will pray for our communities and the wider world
• We will help our members to understand their faith better and encourage them to share it with others • We will actively reach out into our communities • We will run events that are attractive and accessible to all people • We will use every means possible to communicate our faith effectively • We will ensure our lives are living witness to our faith