Mission in the Circuit

The Kirkby Stephen, Appleby and Tebay Methodist Circuit is very mission focused and supports many mission related activities.

Our 14 chapels and 2 classes are not only "open for worship" on Sundays, but also provide a wide range of activities throughout the week for people of all ages and interests. For mission events we are running, please visit the 'Events' page. Below are links to our main mission projects that have an association or are run in the circuit. 

Many of our churches also run regular ecumenical and joint services with other local churches - please see the Circuit Plan for details on these. We also have two LEP's (Local Ecumenical Partnerships) in our circuit in the form of 2 United Churches of Methodists and Baptists: Winton United Church and Crosby Garrett United Church.

The Heart of Westmorland Mission Community

The North Westmorland Benefice is a group of nine Church of England parishes, meeting regularly in eleven church buildings and two further closed churches now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

The Benefice includes the parishes of Askham and Lowther; Bampton with Mardale; Bolton; Cliburn; Clifton and Brougham; Crosby Ravensworth; Great Strickland; Morland with Thrimby; and Shap with Swindale.

Rev Stephen Tudway, Rural Dean of North Westmorland Churches

Rev Brendan Giblin covers Kirkby Stephen and the surrounding area

Heart of Eden Benefice

The Heart of Eden has 12 Churches within the benefice, with the majority of churches (or parts) of them dating back 100s of years. We are deeply committed to having a Christian presence in our local communities.

Rev Fran Parkinson and Rev Andrew Burrell share the Heart of Eden Group

Rev Fran Parkinson Phone: 07547 79 13 15

Rev Andrew Burrell Phone: 07778 68 38 20

God for All - Diocese of Carlisle

God for All is the ecumenical vision for our county - four partner denominations and other companion churches are working towards that bold aim.

God for All builds on the prayers, planning and work across churches in Cumbria over the past five years, emphasising mission at the heart of what we do. As part of the vision, new strategies for future ministry, outreach and buildings have been developed. 

Useful Links

Upper Eden Food Bank

God for All Project

Churches Together in Cumbria

The Kingdom Come Initiative

Methodist Women in Britain