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The Beacon Team Mission Community consists of five parishes. 

Burneside St Oswald with Longsleddale,  Whereas Burneside is a large, industrial village with a Church School, Longsleddale is a very scattered rural  farming community. 

Grayrigg St John the Evangelist is a small rural parish, with many active farms and a  thriving Church School

Kendal St George is a town parish situated right next to the river Kent with the highest population in the Beacon Team. 

Skelsmergh St John the Baptist is situated just off the A6 and consists of scattered rural  houses and farms.

Selside St Thomas is situated further north up the A6 and is also very rural with a small scattered population and Church school.

The Beacon Team launched as a Mission Community on Advent Sunday 2019 with the intention that all the Churches in the Team, in partnership with other denominations, would work towards sharing their resources and skills to enable the vision of ‘God for All’ become a reality.  For everyone across Cumbria to have had an opportunity to discover more of God and God’s purpose for their lives. 
We are just starting on this journey and are looking to see where God will take us, and what Mission opportunities open up in our communities.


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There are many of us who have a role in The Beacon Team Mission Community, but here are just a few people that you might see around.



Priest in Charge

Tricia was appointed Priest in Charge of the Beacon Team on September 1st 2020.. Before coming here  she spent just over a year as the Minister of the 3 Methodist Churches in Kendal. Prior to that was the Team Rector of the first Mission Community in Cumbria - Binsey Mission Community, in the north of the county covering a very large rural group of churches with 6 primary schools. She has spent most her adult life living and working  in rural areas all around the country, in a variety of roles in charities  as well as  the Church


Associate Priest

Originally trained as a nurse, Jean joined St George's in 1996 as Reader and was ordained in the year 2000. Having believed that God first called her to the priesthood in 1954 it had been a long wait! Her daughter Ruth is our CMS Link and works at Birmingham Children’s Hospital after many years in South Sudan.



Beacon Team Administrator

Geoff is a family man with a wife and two grown-up daughters and a member of Sandylands Methodist Church. He enjoys watching most sports and is a keen runner. He also likes to read and keep up with current affairs.


Licensed Reader

I was licensed as a Reader in the Beacon Team Mission Community in 2013  after training on the Carlisle Diocesan course.
I have been working as a receptionist in a busy solicitors office for 25 years. 
I enjoy reading and listening to music.
I really love meeting people.



In the Beacon Team we put children, young people and vulnerable adults at the centre of what we do.

To keep everyone as safe as we can, we adopted the Church’s of England’s policy on Safeguarding and our own safeguarding policy in April 2019.

If you have any concerns, please contact the Mission Community Safeguarding Officer:
Nadine Scott on npscott14@hotmail.co.uk or 01539 737566

or the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer (DSO) safeguarding.adviser@carlislediocese.org.uk or 07458 0168840

Children’s Services can be contacted on 0333 240 1727.

Local services for vulnerable adults are the responsibility of Adult Social Services.

Our local office can be contacted on kendalssd@cumbria.gov.uk or 0300 303 2704.

Click here to view the Diocese of Carlisle Safeguarding Policy



Mission Community Office, St George's Church, Castle St, Kendal LA9 7AS

01539 720018

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