This website aims to keep Methodists in Cumbria up to date with the latest news from within the district and from the connexion. If you think that something in your circuit or individual church might be of interest to the whole district, then please let us know. Email addresses for our webmaster and the internal communications officer for Cumbria are given on our “Feedback” page

Autumn course for organists and church musicians

Lancaster University will be running a course for organists and church musicians this autumn. The course, Practical Church Music, gives 10 credits at the equivalent of 1st year undergraduate level and will be run in a choice of two different centres: EITHER 10 Tuesday evenings at SKIPTON, commencing 26th September OR 4 Saturdays at LANCASTER UNIVERSITY, commencing 21st October.

To see a flyer giving full details, in pdf format, please click here. Use your browser’s Back button to return to this page.

“Walking in the Wesleys’ Footsteps” An essay by the Rev Michael Holland

At the last ministerial synod it was suggested that the probationary study “Walking in the Wesleys’ Footsteps” by the Rev Michael Holland should be made available to the district via this website. The essay is an exploration of the passionate spirituality that drove the work of John and Charles Wesley and underpinned Methodism, its faith, discipleship and mission. You can read it by clicking here.

Update on Opportunities for Learning in the Cumbria District

A number of courses, including the major ecumenical course “Called to Serve”, are available in the Cumbria district. These are delivered by a team of people, mainly from within the district. You can find full details here. Our programme is co-ordinated by David Edmondson, our training and development officer. Please contact him with any enquiries or requests.