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Christ Church lies on the Northern edge of the busy market town of Penrith. Situated between Scotland Road and Drovers Lane and set in a quiet walled churchyard, it provides a peaceful haven from the bustle of everyday life in the heart of the rightly named Vale of Eden. Our beautiful gardens have recently been restored and are lovingly tended by Barrie and Pauline Tye. The churchyard itself has been closed for many years, but we have a special remembrance garden which is open for the interment of ashes, with a sandstone memorial.
A warm welcome awaits you whether you are a regular worshipper, newly come to the area or just visiting whilst holidaying in the lake district and the friendly congregation are happy to help you enjoy your time with us.
Originally built as a chapel of ease in 1850, Christ Church has had a varied history and values its tradition, yet we are also a new parish, having been reformed in 2008 when the United Parish of Penrith became a team ministry. This puts us in the unique position of being an established congregation in a new parish, valuing our tradition yet eager to move ahead.
In 2011, Christ Church underwent a major restructuring and the central two rows of old Victorian pews were removed and replaced with comfortable seating which can easily be moved to create different environments for worship or to provide an open area in the centre of the church.
Baptisms and Weddings
Christ Church is regularly chosen for local weddings and offers many photogenic settings amidst the trees and flowers of the gardens. We have regular Baptism services where we welcome new members to the family of God and to a new life in Christ.
Our Social Life
We regularly have social evenings and these are always well attended. Good food, good company and entertainment provide an opportunity to share good times together which support our regular worship and help to build a cohesive, caring community. Many friends from Penrith and the surrounding villages who are not members of our church enjoy coming to join us for these events and their presence is more than welcome.
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