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Buy a Slate, Get a Certificate
A novel way of Fundraising:
We need a New Roof so help us buy the slates!!!
Details are at the back of Church. Cost per slate is £5.00. They will make a novelty present for your family and friends. Please see Church Wardens or Anthony Pinol.
St Cuthbert’s has been an open church for a long time and is popular with visitors. Unfortunately, some visitors do not respect this and there have been some instances in recent weeks which have meant we are now, following advice from the police, temporarily closing the church when not being used for services.
The problems of "mischief" have previously been highlighted; this has been in the form of papers going missing from the pigeon holes, inconvenient, even annoying, but this has now escalated to theft of the mitre tops from the churchwardens' wands and damage to a cupboard.
The importance to the city of an open church is well known and a full security review, with police help, will be undertaken to enable our church to open again.
History and General Description
The Church stands not east-west but square to the Roman Road north through Carlisle (the A6, in town Blackfriars St). It is therefore of early foundation, perhaps before St Cuthbert's visit to Carlisle in 685. The present Church, probably the fourth on the site, dates from 1778.
It has a unique moving pulpit, a fourteenth century window, a window commemorating our hospitality to a Latvian Lutheran congregation, and a very attractive series of windows depicting the life of St Cuthbert. It is open every day during daylight hours. Our motto is: "Christian Hospitality"