Welcome to The Binsey Mission Community
United in Hope, Joined in Faith
Welcome to the parish website of the Binsey Team Mission Community, which is made up of 12 Anglican Churches and a Methodist Chapel in the northern area of the Lake District. The parish of Binsey covers a total area of 250 square miles and is situated between the towns of Keswick, Cockermouth and Wigton, with over half of the parish being in the Lake District National Park. The Mission Community takes its name from Binsey, which sits in the centre of the parish and is the most northerly of the Wainwright fells. From the summit each part of the parish can be seen.
All of our churches are normally open during daytime hours for people to be able to visit and also to use for private prayer. The only exception is Uldale Church, which is still closed due to further delays with the extensive restoration and re-ordering works, which began four years ago and are not expected to be completed until March 2024.
We hope to start an Alpha Course exploring the Christian faith in the New Year, beginning on Monday 15 January at 7pm and you can find out more details about the course by contacting our Associate Priest, the Revd John Freeman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by clicking on this link - ALPHA Course.
During Advent most of our churches will be holding Carol Services and the details are on the website. We are looking forward to celebrate Christmas and 10 of our churches will be hosting services either on the evening of Christmas Eve (from 6pm onwards) or on Christmas Day (from 8.30am onwards).
Everyone is very welcome to come to our Carol and Christmas services as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Our next Binsey Team Service will take place in Embleton Church on Sunday 31st December.
A weekly service also continues to be sent out via email, to those who feel most comfortable worshipping at home. Here is the link to the service for Sunday 3rd December - ADVENT Sunday
It is our privilege to serve each of our small rural villages, and as a church community we seek to bring something of God’s love for us in Jesus Christ to all who live in our parish, along with those who work and visit here.
With our prayers and best wishes,
Stephen and John
Revd Stephen Banks - Team Rector
016973 71541 - Torpenhow Vicarage
Revd John Freeman - Associate Priest and A66 Church Plant Pioneer
07311 734773 - Bassenthwaite Vicarage
“He loves us beyond comprehension,
and we cannot diminish his love for us.”
The Binsey Team
The Binsey Team Annual Parochial Church Meeting was held on Tuesday 25th April 2023, and a copy of the Annual Report can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
The Binsey Mission Community takes its duty and obligation to protect all, extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. For more information or advice please contact the Team Rector, the Revd Stephen Banks
Our Binsey Mission Community Safeguarding Officer, Ruth Pearce, on 07527 136030 or email@example.com,uk
the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Joanna van Lachterop, on 07458016884 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe a child to be at immediate risk you must contact Cumbria Children’s Services 0333 240 1727 or the Police. Urgent concerns about vulnerable adults should be referred to your local District Adult Social Care office 0300 303 2704 or, out of normal office hours, the Emergency Duty Team 01228 526690, or the Police. Click the button below to find out more details.