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St Patrick's Church Patterdale, Glenridding, Deepdale and Hartsop

History of St Patrick's

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St Patrick’s Pipe Organ 

A principal focus of the Friends of St Patrick's ' current activities is th
e promotionof musical events in the Church and the raising of money, at the request of the PCC, to fund the cost of restoration of the Church's pipe organ.  

St Patrick's is remarkably privileged to have a particularly fine instrument which was built by leading 


organ builders of the Victorian period, William Hill, who also built, amongst others, the organs at Ely and Chester Cathedrals, King's College Cambridge and the Chapel Royal.  

In October 2012 the organ was dismantled by Andrew Carter of Wakefield whose firm renovated the organ to a very high standard and increased its number of pipes from 660 to 931. It was reinstalled in March 2013 to great acclaim. The cost was £75,000, of which £60,000 was raised by the Friends with significant contributions from two principal donors, Stephen Gorton and Mike Town. The Carlisle Diocese provided us with a loan for the remaining £15,000 which has now been repaid thanks to the success of the Church's concert programme and Mike Town's weekly "The Local Organist Entertains" that takes place at 8.30pm mainly on Mondays during the summer.

Boon Days

Our next one will be announced once COVID-19 social distancing advice has been lifted. In the meantime the churchyard maintenance is carried out by individuals.

What happened on Boon Days?  

Every month or so a group of helpers, church-goers and non church-goers, met in St Patrick's churchyard at Patterdale, to spend a couple of hours tidying it up. We called these sessions "Boon Days" and they were open to anyone wishing to come along. They were good fun as well as having the  satisfaction in seeing the result of two hours' collaborative effort. 



 



















Ven Morris Rodham 

Priest in Charge of St Patrick's Church

Since June 2019  the Venerable Morris Rodham has been licensed as House for duty priest in charge of the benefice of Patterdale. He works 3 days a week in this office on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. He is supported in his work by his wife, Judith.

Contact details:
Landline: 017684 82209
Mobile: 07774 296652
Email: Vicar.Patterdale@gmail.com 

Churchwardens:
Philip Brown 01768482478
Richard Theobald 01768482379


COVID-19
All church services in all denominations have been suspended until further notice as a result of the Government lock down

However, whilst the church is closed Morris is holding virtual services every Sunday at 10:30am. To learn more, contact him on his email vicar.patterdale@gmail.com 
for the necessary zoom link

Once the Government lock down has been lifted the following programme is likely to be resumed:

Services were held every Sunday at 10:30am 

Additional services were on other Holy days 

Once churches reopen a full programme will be displayed outside the church and here.

And everyone will be very welcome to join us



St Patrick's services are now delivered as an independent benefice.

Roman Catholic Church

Saturday Vigil Masses

    5pm Keswick 
    7.00pm Cockermouth

Sunday Masses

    8.30am Penrith 
    9.00am Keswick, Wigton
    9.30am Ambleside 
    10.30am Penrith
    11.00am Cockermouth 
    11.15am Windermere
    5.15pm Windermere
    6.00pm Wigton 


The Church Council 

The Patterdale Church Council has appointed a Standing Committee to manage church matters on its behalf but including them in important decisions. This is conducted virtually via zoom.
  


The Friends of St Patrick's

Further meetings have been suspended