St George’s United Reformed Church
Site Revised: 19 April 2019
The United Reformed Church (URC) is a ‘mainstream’ Christian denomination.
In 2014 it comprised some 58,000 people in 1,472 congregations.
It has brought together English Presbyterians, English, Welsh and Scottish
Congregationalists and members of the Churches of Christ.
It continues to look and to work towards the eventual unification of all Christians.
Worldwide, more than 80 million Christians are members of the Reformed
family of churches which is the largest Protestant tradition.
The name ‘Reformed’ is used because the churches began to emerge with
reform movements in the sixteenth century.
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St George’s was formed by the joining together of three former congregations in
Carlisle. These were Charlotte Street Congregational Church, Fisher Street
Presbyterian Church and Warwick Road Presbyterian Church.
The combined congregation became known as St George’s United Reformed Church
and used the Warwick Road Church building. During our time there we linked up
with with the United Reformed Churches in Brampton and Bewcastle to form the
North Cumbria Pastorate of United Reformed Churches.
Several years ago, we realised that the Warwick Road Church building was
becoming a bit unmanageable and we decided to look for more suitable premises.
Eventually we moved into the old Resource Centre in Carlisle Cathedral precincts
after converting it into a comfortable, modern and adaptable
place for worship and other use.
Our last service in the Warwick Road building was on Easter Day in 2014.
It then took a little over a year to establish our new church.
During that year we shared worship at the invitation of the
Methodists at the Tithe Barn which is
close to our new location.
Our first service in the new church was on Sunday 31st May 2015
and was led by our minister, Revd Nick Mark.
A Service of Dedication of the new church, on Saturday 21st November 2015,
was led by Revd Sarah Moore, Cumbria Area President of the
North West Synod of the United Reformed Church,
in the presence of representatives of
several other denominations.
The URC in Carlisle (St George’s)