TOGETHER in mission "Do your best to preserve the unity which the Spirit gives by means of the peace that binds you together. There is one body and one Spirit, just as there is one hope to which God has called you. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism; there is one God and Father of all, who is Lord of all, works through all, and is in all." Ephesians 4
TOGETHER as Anglican (C of E), Methodist, Roman Catholic, and other Christians we are a growing Christian Community devoted to serve God, each other and bring healing to a broken world. TOGETHER as the local family of God we meet for our main worship each Sunday at Kirkland Mission Church. Here young and old learn in separate groups but join together at Communion and for refreshments afterwards. There is an early morning or evening service at one of the other two churches each Sunday.
TOGETHER with our diocesan links we co-operate in mission with - MADRAS DIOCESE in the United Church of South India STAVANGER DIOCESE in Norway ZULULAND DIOCESE in South Aftrica NORTHERN ARGENTINA South America
TOGETHER we have close links with fellow Christians in the Calder Deanery and Whitehaven Methodist Circuit, the Diocese of Carlisle and the whole Church of England and Methodist Church. We seek to encourage, enable and equip one another in God's strength.
TOGETHER with fellow Christians of the Church overseas we endeavour to come closer, co-operate together, share gifts, ideas and personnel, stimulate and encourage one another in God's mission here and throughout the world. What an exciting privilege!
PARTNERSHIP IN MISSION - an exciting venture - We share with the whole Church of God in its WORLD MISSION in a variety of ways by - regular private and public prayer - sharing of resources - parish and deanery Missionary Evenings - general and missionary magazine reading - exchange of letters, ideas, information and, best of all, personnel - Mothers' Union and with contacts overseas - sharing diocesan link visits and information and also by means of the Bishop's Annual Harvest for the Hungry Appeal.
WE WORK THROUGH and SUPPORT these four, global and local, Mission and Aid agencies among others CMS - The Church Mission Society USPG - The United Society for the Propogation of the Gospel CHRISTIAN AID CHURCH OF ENGLAND CHILDREN'S SOCIETY WE PRAY FOR - Bishop Gabriel & Mrs Stella Akinbiyi - the Diocese of Offa, Nigeria. Bishop Peter & Mrs Margaret Munde - the Diocese of Yambio, Southern Sudan. (Bp Peter replaced our late friend Bp Daniel Zindo)
LOCALLY We are also deeply involved with our two Church Primary Schools, the two Parish Councils, the Playgroup, Senior Citizens and with all the other local groups and agencies. For us this PARTNERSHIP with GOD and ONE ANOTHER is a great privilege, incentive and joy