About Us

Our Aims

As a church we aim to be… Faithful To God, especially in obedience to his revealed word of scripture, but also in his name to one another and to our community, and in our use of our time and resources. “Well done, good and faithful servant!” (as in Matthew 25 verse 21). Fruitful In personal Christian discipleship …

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St James Cummersdale

St. James Cummersdale is the daughter church of St James Denton Holme. Morning Prayer Sunday, 10.30 am Cummersdale is a mill village on the Western edge of Carlisle, situated high above the river Caldew. Although small, the village has its own school, church, pub and ballroom. The fellowship at Cummersdale church are very friendly and welcoming. …

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Simon Bickersteth

Staff Team

Revd Simon Bickersteth has been Priest in Charge of St James since September 2016, having previously served in parishes in Windermere & Walsall. Simon is married to Beata, and they have three sons, Tomek, Adam & Henryk. He is passionate about seeing people come to faith in Jesus. In his spare time he loves walking in …

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PCC

The Parochial Church Council consists of the Vicar, and Wardens, together with 18 other elected members. Members usually stand for a 3-year term and are elected at the Annual General Meeting. You must be on the Electoral Roll of the church to be appointed to the PCC. The PCC usually meet once a month to …

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Safeguarding Children

St James PCC approved policy for working with Children and Young People If you would like to download the full code of conduct, please click here.    The Parish of St James approved this policy at the Parochial Church Council meeting held on Thursday 2nd February 2017 Legal The Children’s Act 1989 and the Home Office …

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Safeguarding Adults

St James PCC approved policy for working with Vulnerable Adults If you would like to download the full code of conduct, please click here.  If you would like to download the information sheet called ‘Pastoral Care for Vulnerable Adults’ prepared for our visiting team, please click here.   The Parish of St James approved this policy at …

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