About Us

 Welcome to Christ Church, Ivegill.

The Parish was formed in 1868 when Christ Church was built at the sole cost of the Reverend Arthur Emilius Hulton who came from a weathly Southampton family. The church was designed by RJ Withers and comprises Nave, Chancel, South Porch and Vestry. The East and West windows are by O'Connor of London and depict The Last Supper and the four Evangelists and four major Prophets. Other windows showing floral and fruit designs are by Powell of Whitechapel. 

The oak reredos has three elaborately carved panels along with six illuminated metal panels depicting the Ten Commandments. These latter are the work of Creighton & Scott of Carlisle.

An attractive Millennium Tapestry worked by parishioners and others in 2000 shows a variety of parish scenes. 

 At the foot of the churchyard is a Peace Garden, opened by the Bishop of Carlisle in 2011, which includes an obelisk surmounted by a dove symbol adapted into a sun-dial. The sculptor was B Cowper of Catterlen.  


At Ivegill: Christ Church we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all.

We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance.

If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our safeguarding officer.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Hannah Blake

Email: [email protected]

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Joanna Van Lachterop and she can be contacted at [email protected] or at 07458 016884. Joanna’s working days are Monday to Friday.

Out of Hours Support:

If Joanna is unavailable and you are concerned that an adult is being abused, or at risk, you should report it by contacting Adult Social Care, Cumberland Council. Emergency Out of Hours - 01228 526690

If you are concerned about a child or young person, please contact:

· Cumberland Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727 (if it relates to a concern in the Allerdale, Carlisle or Copeland area) or,

· Westmorland and Furness Safeguarding Hub on 0300 373 2724 (if it relates to a concern in the Barrow, Eden or South Lakeland area).

If you believe that a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires medical attention, call the emergency services on 999.


· NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child and need advice or guidance on what to do.

· Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

· National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse or need help to report.

· Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

· Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

· Victim Support Cumbria: 0300 303 0157. Emotional and practical advice to help people affected by crime in Cumbria.

· LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428

· Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327

· Age UK Advice Line: 0800 678 1602