St. Andrew's Church, Penrith

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Welcome! As one of Penrith's churches and notable landmarks the Parish Church of Saint Andrew nestles at the heart of the historic red sandstone market town of Penrith on the edge of the Cumbrian Lake District and Eden Valley. It's tall medieval tower - built to defend the townspeople from Scottish raiders -  is prominent from many locations around the town.  The church community at St. Andrew's is a friendly and inclusive family of all ages which aims to build God's kingdom as the Body of Christ at the heart of the town of Penrith.

The Parish Church of St. Andrew's is a large and handsome Georgian building built in the years 1720 and 1722. The tower is all that remains from the original 13th Century church.

St. Andrew's is the ancient Parish Church of the historic market town of Penrith and the largest of four churches in the Penrith Team Ministry.  Christ Church, Penrith; St. John, Newton Reigny; and St. John the Evangelist, Plumpton Wall.

You are most welcome to visit St. Andrew's and join us for worship at our main 10 o'clock Sunday morning services, or at 9.30 am on Tuesday mornings.  All our services include the ministry of the word and centre on the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion).  The church is open to receive visitors during the week.

We meet to worship on the third Sunday of the month for a less formal, All-Age service which includes Communion.

St. Andrew's Coffee Shop is open Monday - Friday, 9.30 am - 2.00 pm, and Saturdays, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm.

The Rectory  3 Lamley Gardens, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9LR. Revd. David Sargent, Team Rector.  Telephone (01768) 863000.

The Parish Office, situated in Penrith Parish Centre (known also as St. Andrew's Parish Rooms), is open Monday - Friday, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm for any enquiries including Baptism and Wedding bookings.  Telephone enquires can also be made in the afternoons.   Our two parish administrators, Marilyn and Susan, will be happen to help.  Telephone (01768) 862867. Email: [email protected]

Diocese of Carlisle >  Penrith St Andrew and Penrith Christ Church



Registered Charity No. 1130727

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Revd David Sargent (Team Rector)
The Rectory
3 Lamley Gardens
CA11 9LR

Email: [email protected]

The Parish Office
Penrith Parish Centre
St Andrew's Place
CA11 7XX
Tel: 01768 862867

Email: [email protected]
(01768) 863000 (Rector) or 01768 862867 (Parish office)

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Holy Communion
Common Worship Order 1 Traditional Language form
Every first third and fifth Sunday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Ignite on Sundays - Church for young people of secondary school age
Young people having Fun and Learning together. Film Clips, Milk shakes, Cookies! Meets at the same time as the main Sunday morning service at St. Andrew's, 10.00 - 10.45am and joins the Church family for Communion.
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Sunday School
Family Communion
Our main Sunday morning worship with Parish Communion, a robed choir lead the congregation accompanied by organ.
Every first second fourth and fifth Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
All Age Communion
Our informal morning 'All Age' worship once a month tailored to all ages. Audio/visual screen. Variety of speakers and forms. Robed choir lead the singing with occasional instrumentalists and organ.
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Sung Evensong
Traditional sung evensong using the Book of Common Prayer with choir.
Every first Sunday at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Taize worship with reflective prayer
Exploring new styles of worship with prayers and music from the Taize tradition.
Every third Sunday at 6:00 PM for ½ hour


Holy Communion
Tuesday morning said Communion service in Traditional language (Book of Common Prayer) form.
Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for 40 minutes
Book of Common Prayer Common Worship
Sunday School Youth Group Bell Ringing Live Music / Concerts Regular Choir Grade 1 Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Tower Wall paintings / art Stained glass Guidebooks / notes Cafe / restaurant Organ Hall for hire Church Open Nurture Courses Back to Church Sunday Wheelchair accessible toilets Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities

Penrith Parish Centre (also known as St. Andrews Parish Centre) is a church/community centre located opposite St. Andrews and has many rooms of varying sizes for hire and catering facilities available for a variety of functions, parties, conferences and meetings etc. Contact Marilyn or Susan at the Parish Centre Office, tel. (01768) 862867. email: [email protected]

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Monday - Friday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm Saturday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm (Winter); 9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Summer) Sunday 8.00 am - 12.30 pm Sunday

Nurture Courses

Freedom in Christ course.

Other information
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12324
Built: 1720-1722
Architect: Nicholas Hawksmoor, a pupil of Christopher Wren
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: Lord Bishop of Carlisle
Archdeaconry: CARLISLE (571)
Deanery: PENRITH (57104)
Parish Legal Name: Penrith Saint Andrew (570146 7/146)
CofE Church Info: (607146 7/146)
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St. Andrew's Church : St. Andrew's Place, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XX

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