Diocese of Carlisle

Christ Church, CA11 9EL

Christ Church, Penrith
Drovers Lane Penrith, CA11 9EL

Welcome to Penrith Parish (St Andrew's and Christ Church.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to our worship and to other events in the life of the church community.

Penrith is a growing market town sitting on the NE edge of the Lake District National Park, at the M6 J40 and on the West Coast mainline. Penrith and the Eden Valley is a great place to live and visit. It is an ideal base for holidays, close to 'the Lakes' but without the very crowed tourist footfall familiar to visitors to the National Park.

St Andrew's and Christ Church is a worshipping, active Christian community, as part of Churches Together in Penrith. You will find a warm welcome at any of our local churches.

Please do get in touch if you would like any further details or additional information.


(Rev David Sargent, Penrith Team Rector)

"The parish of Penrith is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Carlisle’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services."

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  • Said Communion

    Spoken Communion. All welcome to join us for this service.

    Every Sunday at 8 a.m. for 45 minutes

  • Parish of Penrith Livestreamed Service from St Andrew's


    Every Sunday at 10 a.m. for 60 minutes

  • Holy Communion / Morning Prayer

    A traditional form of worship, with organ music and hymns, will alternate monthly between Morning Prayer and Holy Communion.

    Every 2nd Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 60 minutes

  • Worship Together

    A more informal, contemporary-style of worship.
    Meet from 10 am

    Every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 60 minutes

  • Morning Worship

    in the tradition of United Reformed Church

    Every 4th Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 60 minutes






  • Penrith Tea Service

    A simple, but still "proper church" service of approximately 25 minutes, with familiar hymns and prayers followed by tea and cakes.

    Every Friday at 2:30 p.m. for 25 minutes