Our Circuit

Welcome to the Keswick and Cockermouth Methodist Circuit

mapIn this part of the lovely Cumbrian Lake District, our Circuit lies between Cockermouth and Keswick and includes the outlining villages along the A66, taking in Bassenthwaite in the north and extending southwards from Keswick into the Borrowdale valley. There are churches at CockermouthKeswickBrighamBassenthwaite and Grange in Borrowdale.

Our churches seek to be welcoming - open to everyone whatever their age, race, gender, sexuality or social circumstances. The majority of our churches have easy access, 'loop' systems for those with hearing difficulties and large print available for those with visual impairment.

We are a tourist area and are pleased to welcome those who are visiting our towns and villages to join us for worship at one of our churches or chapels. Do make yourself known to us and take our greetings with you to your home church when you return.

We affirm that the Methodist Church exists to:

  • increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love;
  • help people to grow and learn as Christians through mutual support and care;
  • be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice;
  • make more followers of Jesus Christ.

As Christians, we seek to work as individual churches, and with other churches and community groups, to fulfil the above purposes both locally and in the wider world, through worship, learning, caring, service and evangelism.

You will be warmly welcomed, either as a visitor or if you have moved into the area, in any of our churches, details of which can be found on the web site.

We look forward to meeting you.

Circuit Mission Statement

As members of the Keswick and Cockermouth Circuit we are encouraged to reflect God's love in our discipleship by words and actions and to live out our calling by:

  • sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through who we are and in all we do;
  • recognising the different contexts in which each of churches worships and works and engaging accordingly with people of all ages and backgrounds, being proactive where there are opportunities for growth;
  • showing pastoral support and care to all our churches and local communities;
  • acknowledging and responding to the needs of the wider world;
  • being strategic in the use of our buildings and endeavouring to forge deeper ecumenical links, working relationships with people of other denominations and forging partnerships with organisations beyond the church wherever possible.

21 January 2014

Our Minister

sueedwardsRev Sue Edwards is the Superintendent of the Circuit.

The Methodist Church in Britain | Prayer of the day

  • Teach us, O God, to trust your providence, ordered and sure; to accept your wisdom, unerring and true; and to rejoice in your love unbounded and eternal; through Christ our Lord. Amen. Charles Simeon (1759-1836) Holy God who changes not, help us in times of change. May we rejoice in what has gone before, but never live in the past. May we live in the present as we serve the needy world of today. May we have a vision for the future, but never put off until tomorrow what is needed today. Holy God, help us to bring into being your Church of the future. Amen. John Howard, former Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury District Chair

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