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

History of St Patrick's

To read more about the Church and its history Click Here

St Patrick’s Pipe Organ 

A principal focus of the Friends of St Patrick's ' current activities is the 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 for a small and relatively remote rural parish to have a particularly fine instrument which was built by one of the leading organ builders of the Victorian period, William Hill, who also built, amongst other notable instruments, the organs at Ely and Chester Cathedrals, and at 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 icontributions 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 Day

Our next one is Wednesday, 17th April at 2:00pm - 4.00pm

Boon Day Helpers 

Every five weeks of so a group of helpers, church-goers and non church-goers, meet in St Patrick's church yard at Patterdale, to spend a couple of hours tidying it up. We call these sessions "Boon Days" and they are open to anyone wishing to come along and join us. They are actually good fun and there is satisfaction in seeing the result of two hours collaborative effort. If you would like to try a Boon Day just turn up on the day or give Richard Theobald a ring on 017684 82379 and he will answer any queries you may have. Give it a try?

Special thanks to Keith Fazey who resurfaced the main paths with gravel. Something we badly needed doing.



 Sunday Services 

St Patrick’s Church, Patterdale     

Everyone welcome!  


                    10.30am    MORNING PRAYER        pastedGraphic.png


                     8.00am    HOLY COMMUNION

                    10.30am    HOLY COMMUNION

pastedGraphic.png18 APRIL   Maundy Thursday 7.30pm HOLY COMMUNION


19 APRIL   GOOD FRIDAY       6.00pm 

Reflective Service with the Herwyck Consort






 10:30am   MORNING PRAISE page1image3183072


With the retirement of Rev Terry Wilcock after 16th April 2018 there will be a period of time for the due process of appointing a successor. This is called the interregnum. For any matters concerning St Patrick's Church please contact one of the churchwardens:
Philip Brown  017684 82478
Richard Theobald 017684 82379

We are delighted that The Bishop of Carlisle has appointed the Venerable Morris Rodham at present Archdeacon missioner in the Diocese of Coventry, as House for duty priest in charge of the benefice of Patterdale.

Morris is married to Judith and they have four children and four grandchildren. Both are qualified teachers with wide experience of primary schools. He is aged 60 and as archdeacon he oversees the day to day running of the diocese as well as doing much by way of pioneering several initiatives within the Church, one of which involves Methodists, URC and Baptists. He has experience of rural ministry.

He is a man of many parts: a qualified summer Mountain Leader, a keen ice climber, and a qualified county level hockey coach. He enjoys dancing, acts as a DJ to independent dance organisations, and plays the drums and the keyboard!

His service of induction led by the Bishop of Carlisle takes place at 6 PM in St Patrick's Church on Wednesday 19 June to which everyone is invited.

His first service will be on Sunday 26th May.

Services are usually held every Sunday at 10:30am 

Additional services are on other Holy days 

A full programme (see above) is on display outside the church 

As always, all are 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 next Church Council meeting will be held at 5pm on Monday 20th May in the Church Meeting Room

The Friends of St Patrick's

The next meeting will be announced in due course