Ecumenical celebrations in Kirkby Lonsdale Section

Sunday 12th May saw our Chair of District Rev Richard Teal, Bishop James and Rev George Bissett for the Diocese of Lancaster join other local clergy and many members of the congregations of the Rainbow Parish, Kirkby Lonsdale and Cowan Bridge Methodist Churches and St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kirkby in a service of celebration.  A Covenant was signed celebrating the journey of prayer and collaboration in the town over many years and affirming that together the churches will seek to help everyone in their communities to discover more of God and His purpose for their lives.

Lighting the beacon carried around churches in Kirkby Lonsdale

Beacons were lit at each church in the town.

Candle holder designed specifically for the signing of the Ecumenical Covenant

Rev Richard Teal designed a special candle holder with candles for each of the 11 churches who are part of this Covenant.

Click here to read the wording of the Covenant.