Welcome to St Michael's and St Mark's Carlisle
We have 2 services every Sunday: 9.30am in St Michael's and 11.00am in St Mark's. We hope to see you there, and invite you also to stay for coffee after the service, so that we can meet you.
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you; whether you are someone wanting to explore Christianity for the first time, someone who has been following Jesus for many years or someone in between. We use both modern and more traditional liturgy and a mixture of modern worship songs and older hymns. We are committed to teaching based on the Bible, personal Christian growth and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in our lives. We affirm the ministry of women across the life of the church, and have been influenced by movements such as Alpha, Spring Harvest and New Wine.
Children are an important part of our congregations; we employ a children’s and young people’s worker and run thriving activities for all ages. Sunday Club (primary school age) and Teens (secondary) meet during the St Michael's service in term time. The young people come in to church for the first part of the service and then leave for their groups, which are over in the Parish Centre.
On the first Sunday of each month the St Michael's service is All Age Worship, when the young people are invited to stay in for a more family-friendly style of service.
If you do not feel able to attend church in person, the St Michael's services are being live-streamed on our Facebook page. You do not need to have a Facebook account in order to access the videos. If you watch online we do pray that you find the online services to be a means of grace for you to know God’s pleasure, peace and grace as you worship Him. The services will remain available online.
Liz Borlase has recorded a series of Advent Reflections on the question: What is the Nature of Christian Hope? They are being added week by week to our YouTube channel.
19th December: 11.00am Carol Service at St Mark's; 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight at St Michael's
Christmas Eve: 4.00pm Christingle at St Mark's; 11.30pm Midnight Communion at St Michael's
Christmas Day: 10.00am Christmas Celebration at St Michael's
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The parish of St Michael’s Stanwix with St Mark’s Belah serves the area of Carlisle immediately to the north of the River Eden including Stanwix, Belah, Etterby, St Ann’s, Stainton and Rickerby. We are part of the Carlisle Diocese in the Church of England.
The two congregations are part of the same parish and we do lots of things together whilst maintaining distinct characteristics.