Welcome

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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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Christmas preparations are already in full swing, and I imagine that you are fully caught up in a whirl of tree decorating, Christmas shopping, trips to Santa’s grotto …. Here in Crosslacon Parish we’d love to be part of your Christmas celebrations and welcome you to some of our special Christmas Services as you prepare…

Christmas 2022

Our services this year Sunday December 4th 4-5pm Christingle Service at St Paul’s Frizington Sunday December 11th 11.15am All Age Christmas Communion at St Leonard’s, Cleator 4-5pm Christmas Crafts for Families in St John’s in the hall, Cleator Moor. Wednesday December 14th 6-7:30pm Christmas Carols at the Adams Hall in Arlecdon Sunday December 18th 4-5pm…

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…