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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 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 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.

Sunday Services

Everyone MOST welcome to join us!

9.00am: Morning Worship by ZOOM

This is a live-streamed service accessible by phone or computer. Please contact the Priest-in-Charge or see web-site for details.

11.00am: Services inside church

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Sundays:

Holy Communion (receiving bread only).

4th Sundays: Methodist Service.

Please note: COVID-19 guidelines apply to all services inside church, including social-distancing, face coverings, and contact details held.

We regret that due to strict COVID-19 cleaning and monitoring regulations we are sadly not able to open the church during the day for visitors at the moment.

For further information please contact the

Priest in Charge, Ven Morris Rodham:

017684 82209 / 07774 296652


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

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 happens 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.

Priest in Charge of St Patrick's Church

Ven Morris Rodham

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



Philip Brown 01768482478

Richard Theobald 01768482379

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