Welcome to the Crosslacon Team, an engaging faith community where people have encountered God’s love in Jesus for over 1000 years. We are a group of ordinary people on a journey seeking to be with God and each other, and to serve the wider communities of which we are a part. Together we try and live out our faith in these places and in these times.

The Crosslacon Team is rooted in a number of communities served by four churches. Situated on the western edge of the National Park, these communities are shaped by their industrial heritage.

Each of our churches is different, but we are united in our desire to be open and welcoming faith communities. We welcome all visitors and would love to have the opportunity to get to know you better over a coffee and chat at the end of the service.

In small churches it can be hard to stay anonymous, but if you are looking for space to be on your own we will respect that.

We seek to be an engaging faith community. At the heart of who we are and what we do is a desire to reach out to God and to connect with each other and the wider communities we serve.

A Prayer for and from our community for the Crosslacon Parish

O Great Love, thank you for living and loving in us and through us. May all that we do flow from our deep connection with you and all beings. Help us become a community that vulnerably shares each other’s burdens and the weight of glory.

Listen to our hearts’ longings for the healing of our world. …

Knowing you are hearing us better than we are speaking, we offer these prayers in all the holy names of God, Amen.

Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, straight, gay, confused, well-heeled or down at heel. We especially welcome wailing babies and excited toddlers.

We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re ‘just browsing,’ just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas ten years ago.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like ‘organised religion.’ (We’re not that keen on it either!)

We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throat as kids or got lost on the ring road and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, seekers, doubters … and you!

A welcome message from Coventry Cathedral, which we wholeheartedly affirm and seek to emulate!

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Easter 2023

Events in Holy Week Palm Sunday services, Sunday, 2nd April Experience Easter Stations, Monday to Thursday, 3rd – 6th April During Holy Week, St Paul’s will be open for people to come and spend some time in reflection and prayer. We will place the Experience Easter Stations around the Church as visual reminders of the…

Warm Spots in Crosslacon Parish

We are all very conscious of the costs of putting the heating on in our homes during this season of escalating prices. So, if you are feeling the chill, and the squeeze on your budget, why not come along and join us at one of our weekly events in the parish? You would be assured…

St Paul’s Eco Churchyard Project

Last year a group from the community got together to discuss how we could tend our much loved graveyard in St Paul’s Frizington so that it provided a welcoming habitat for wildlife whilst offering a welcoming space to folks in our community who like to spend time in this special place. We began in early…

The Living Room

The Living room is a social gathering that takes place on Friday afternoons from 2-4pm in St John’s in the Hall on Crossfield Road at Cleator Moor.  Most of all, it’s a place to come and meet with others, relax and have a craic: treat it as your own living room! On occasion, we have…