"Enriching lives ...... Embracing God"
"We seek to enrich the lives of our neighbours by embracing God both individually and together"
Welcome to the web pages for our group of eight churches (seven parishes) known as the "Two Valleys Mission Community ". Since early 2006 we have been working more closely together, sharing resources and ideas and having a great deal of fun coming together and getting to know one another across our several villages. Building on our life together this year we became an official Mission Community in the Diocese of Carlisle.
Any church is, of course, far more than just a building; it is in fact a gathering of people, a focus for the community. It is a way in which we draw together, establish community and learn how to love and serve one another… These days we all have questions about belief and faith and the "God" question refuses to go away; it's not that people don't want to believe, it's just that we find many challenges to faith in today's world. We want to be honest about this and in each of our churches we try to demonstrate sincere and practical ways of living life as a Christian.
There are several clergy and readers who help minister across our seven parishes as well as many dedicated lay people. Here are the details of the Ministry Team and the particular responsibilities they have:
Rev'd. Michael Woodcock 015395 68276looks after:
Assistant Priest: Rev’d. Michelle Woodcock 07468 535387 :
Reader: Dorothy Grace 015395 68569 :
Rev'd. Simon Howard 07719 889577 : looks after:
All Saints', Underbarrow with St. John's, Helsington
For baptism, wedding, and funeral enquiries please contact:
Church Administrator: : 01539 730683
Rev'd. George Briggs 01539 730683 looks after:
St. Thomas’, Kendal with St Catherine’s, Crook
Curate: Rev’d. Vic Sekasi 07786 061972 :
Readers: Tony and Hilary Fitch 015395 68577 :
If you would like to speak to a member of the clergy about Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals, or would just value an opportunity to chat and talk about any concerns or worries you have, then please do not hesitate to contact any of us using the contact details above. We are here to serve you and very much value and enjoy our ministry within such beautiful parishes and amongst such delightful people.
Our Parish Safeguarding Officer for Cartmel Fell, Crosthwaite, Winster, Witherslack and for Underbarrow with Helsington is Mrs Jane Eccles. If you have any concerns over the Safeguarding of children or adults in any of these five parishes then please contact Jane on 015395 58138 or 07779 953763.
Our parishes follow the Church of England's Policy Document "Promoting a Safer Church" which you find by clicking on the link.