Welcome to St James

St James is a growing, all-age, evangelical Christian community in Carlisle, with a particular focus on the community of Denton Holme, Longsowerby and Cummersdale.  

We are passionate about

  • Loving Jesus
  • Serving the community
  • Growing disciples

There are numerous activities taking place throughout the week around the parish, and in Cornerstone, our coffee bar and charity shop on Denton Street, as well as services every Sunday morning and evening, complete with children’s and young people’s programs.

Throughout the week different groups meet, spending time together, praying, learning, supporting each other, ministering to others, doing practical things or just having a good time together.

Everyone is welcome to join us, wherever you may be on your spiritual journey. We trust that you will find us to be friendly, authentic and committed to a faith in Jesus that is relevant to everyday life. We look forward to meeting you.

Services on Sunday 28th April

St James Carlisle

10:30am Family Worship

Wendy Downey

6:30pm Holy Communion

Simon Bickersteth

St James Cummersdale

10:30am – Morning Worship

Simon Bickersteth

Upcoming Events

Fell Walk - 27th April 2019

Alpha Course - 2nd May 2019

Fell Walk - 22nd June 2019

Fell Walk - 20th July 2019

Community Fun Day - 31st August 2019

More Events

Recent Facebook Posts

5 hours ago

St James Carlisle


If there is anyone interested in becoming a dementia enabler for St James - and attend a training event on May 18th in Cockermouth please contact Simon ASAP. Details below.

Dear Friends

(1) I am writing to follow up the letter of 16 January 2018 sent to you by David Richardson. He wrote then to tell you of the project being undertaken by Churches Together in Cumbria (CTiC) to address the needs of people affected by dementia and to report on progress. The project seeks to ‘make every church in Cumbria dementia-friendly by 2020’. (‘Dementia-friendly’ means that the church is welcoming and inclusive towards people with dementia and those who care for them, and that they are valued members of the congregation who are encouraged to stay involved in church activity as long as possible.)

(2) Key to the success of this initiative is action at local level, and David asked churches to identify someone within the congregation willing to give a lead as a volunteer ‘Dementia Enabler’. Many of you responded positively to this: since the project was launched in 2016, 121 Dementia Enablers have been recruited, and are now active in making their place of worship dementia-friendly. No one has ever attempted anything as ambitious as this Cumbrian initiative, and there is a rising tide elsewhere of interest in what is happening here. The third of our annual ‘Cumbria Churches’ Dementia Conferences’ was held in November 2018 and attracted approx. 80 participants. The next one is to take place later this year, Saturday 16 November at the United Reformed Church, Penrith.

(3) There is much to celebrate in what has been achieved to date, and we are grateful both to the Dementia Enablers for what they are doing and also to those who nominated them and who continue to support them. There is, however, more to be done, and I would like to extend an invitation:

• If your local church (or circuit, team, group, corps or meeting house) has yet to nominate a Dementia Enabler, please would you consider doing so?

• If, on the other hand, there is an Enabler in place, would you discuss with them whether it would be of help if someone else were nominated to share the duties with them?

With this in mind, we are holding a Recruitment Day for new Dementia Enablers on May 18th 2019 at Cockermouth United Reformed Church, Main St. from 9.30-3.30. Drinks will be provided but participants should bring their own lunch.

A Dementia Friends session will be offered in the morning followed by new and existing Enablers joining together for afternoon workshops. We hope the day will be both interesting and informative in content as well as an opportunity for Enablers to meet and share together all that is happening in their churches and communities.

There are 3 ways to respond:

1)If there is someone willing and able to be nominated, the attached Nomination Form should be completed and returned to CTiC Administrator Emma Brown at: ebctic@outlook.com. This will also serve as their booking a place on the Recruitment Day.

2)If there is someone you would like to nominate as an Enabler but they are unable to attend the Recruitment Day, please return the form to Emma but state on it that this is the case and we will be in touch with them.

3)If there is someone who is interested, but unsure about taking on the Dementia Enabler role, they are also most welcome to attend the Recruitment Day and should book a place in by contacting Emma.

For any general queries at this stage, please contact me on: dpoctic@outlook.com

With many thanks for your help

Yours sincerely

Yvonne Povey
Dementia Project Officer.
Churches Together in Cumbria
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11 hours ago

St James Carlisle

Does anyone have a small, electric lawn mower that they do not require, and would be willing to donate to the church? ... See MoreSee Less

12 hours ago

St James Carlisle

3 days to go!

Deadline to apply for Youth Worker post closes Friday 26 April

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3 days to go!

Deadline to apply for Youth Worker post closes Friday 26 April


16 hours ago

St James Carlisle

Pray for the last minute applications being made for our Youth Worker position, which closes on Friday. Pray for RoyRak as they look at new selling pathways to be able to offer greater job security to the staff. Pray for each of the women who work so hard to support their families, that God will meet them in the everyday busyness and that they will know their own worth and extend worth to others. ... See MoreSee Less

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390346 224729417592611 1765367819 NCheck out Cornerstone: coffee shop and 2nd hand books and gifts, and a great meeting place in Denton Holme.

Children & Youth

Children & youth are an integral part of St James Church family, click HERE to find out more.


As a church we take safeguarding extremely seriously, click HERE to find out more.

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St James' Rd

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