About our Church


Our Sunday Morning services at 10.30am tend to follow a traditional style of worship on the most part. However, in the early part of 2020 we began to introduce styles of worship such as Cafe Church, Praise and Prayer and Testimony on a a more regular basis.

Praise and Prayer services in a contemporary style are held every two months on a Friday evening at 7pm with worship led by Kirkby Lonsdale Worship Band.


Three House Groups meet during the week regularly throughout the year when we meet to study the Bible and discuss our faith and share in fellowship.


Each Wednesday evening at 7pm our Prayer Group meets in the Prayer Space in church to pray for the world, our community and for those who have asked for prayers. During the current lockdown, Prayer Together meets online.


The church has its own fully accredited Worship Leader, Sue Gardner, seen here with our Minister, Rev. David Stretton.

Ecumenical links in the village

The formation of Arnside Churches Together has helped to foster much stronger ecumenical links. Joint services are held on special Sundays such as Remembrance Sunday and Mothering Sunday and Pentecost. During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, services are held in each of the three churches in the village and the Women’s World Day of Prayer  is celebrated each year in each church on a rota basis. In recent years, the Anglican Church has joined us for our Annual Covenant Service.

Joint Lent Groups have been held and on Good Friday all the churches join together for a Procession of Witness in the village, with short services at each of the churches based on the Stations of the Cross. On Easter Morning there is a joint Sunrise Service on Arnside Knott. There have also been joint study courses on topics such as different faiths and a study of  the Ten Commandments using material by the evangelist J John.


St. James’ Parish Church – Priest in Charge Rev. Andrew Norman
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church – Priest: Father Philip Smith
Arnside Methodist Church – Minister: Rev. David Stretton