What is Kendal Parish Church like?
At KPC we do our best to help people to connect with God in different ways.
One of the ways we do this is offering a variety of distinct services throughout the week, from traditional Book of Common Prayer services to more laid-back informal worship. This means as many people as possible have a time and place where they ‘feel at home’.
There is no reason why you should only attend one type of service – you may find things in different services which help you at different times in your journey with God. There are times when a quiet reflective service is more appropriate than something informal and noisier. On another occasions, especially if you have small children wanting to run about, something informal is much better!
What kind of people go to KPC?
People of all ages and backgrounds come to our services and are involved in its life. Some of us are quite a lot like you; others are not! You may already know some of us without realizing it.
We don’t all agree about everything, especially about church and Christianity but we accept each other lovingly as fellow travelers. Take a look at Faith Journeys to meet some of us.
Why Do People go to KPC?
We have all sorts of reasons for going to church – music, friendship, enlightenment, comfort – but basically life and the Christian faith are too difficult to do alone. Since New Testament times, Christians have gathered together to share worship, prayer, fellowship and communion just as Jesus did with his friends and followers.
At KPC we all do our best to grow in our relationship with God through Jesus. At the same time we share with each other a great desire and need to:
Will I Be Welcome at KPC?
At KPC we welcome everyone. We know that we all have doubts, are vulnerable or imperfect, or are just searching. God loves each of us and wants us to know Him and become more like Jesus. But we know we need help and love from God and each other to do this, so we strive to be a welcoming Christian community.
We would love to be with you on your journey to God but we also need you to help us on ours. Please come just as you are, bring your questions, your hopes, your doubts and your wonderful gifts – share them with us.
How Can Church Help Me?
Church is about so much more than a service on Sunday morning. Together we explore how Christian faith affects our whole life, and find the strength for the whole of life through our relationship with God and with one another. Here is a place to stop and reflect, to pray, to share and to find inspiration.
Church does not magic away the problems and pain of our lives (or make us perfect!) It does provide support and comfort through friendship, prayer, shared worship and private reflection as well as practical help and guidance.
It assures you that you are not on your own in life, whether that be at moments of celebration, or times of confusion and darkness – God is always with you.
Come and share the journey with us.