Greystoke Church

Welcome to St Andrew’s Greystoke. We are the local parish church seeking to love God, love people and introduce them to Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit. We worship in both modern and traditional styles with coffee and cake! We are a family church, where everyone from the youngest to the eldest is loved and welcomed. Come and see!

 Open Air Service 2022 © Sue Kane
 Open Air Service 2022 © Sue Kane


We are the parish church for Greystoke seeking to follow Jesus and join in with what he is doing in our community. Our purpose is to love God, love people and introduce them to Jesus.  We are led and empowered by the Holy Spirit, holding the Bible and Holy Communion highly.  We value family, so everyone is welcome from the youngest to the eldest. People have worshiped at St Andrew’s for centuries and visitors often describe how they sense the presence of God here.  In 2022, we began our latest chapter with our new vicar, Rev Martin Walker, joining us from St John’s Crawley. 


We worship every Sunday at 11am, meeting for coffee & cake from 10.30am.  We think it’s important to worship in different styles so we have a a modern relaxed service with a kids’ group during the service on the first and third Sunday of the month, and a traditional Holy Communion service on the second and fourth Sunday.

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Growing Younger

We believe church is a place where children, teenagers and young adults grow and flourish in Christ. As such, we’re developing new services and groups for them. If you agree, come and join in!


We run Alpha twice a year, in the autumn and spring terms.  Alpha is safe place to learn about different topics of the Christian faith. We run Alpha in person and online. 

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To book onto our next course click here

Food Bank

The church is a collection point for the Salvation Army Food Bank in Penrith. Feel free to donate non perishable food. 

Local Schools

Alongside other churches in the area, we take the Bible into local schools through storytelling, music and mime using The Bible Society material ‘Open The Book.’


Founded in 1255, St Andrew’s Church has a long and fascinating history. Driving into the village, you may wonder why such a large building for a rural parish?  The answer involves a connection to Greystoke Castle, the Black Death and a priests’ college.  In the church you’ll discover many original artifacts from the medieval period.  In the time of Oliver Cromwell, the main east window was hastily removed and secretly buried. However, when it was safe to replace it, not all the glass pieces were put back in the right order!  A striking sculpture of the crucified Christ by Josephine de Vasconcellos dominates the wall by the south door, where you are invited to stop and consider the truth, ‘by his wounds, you are healed.’ (1 Peter 2:24b)


You are most welcome to visit and we’re open every day. There’s free parking nearby  in the village car park. Feel free to wander round, make yourself a hot drink or simply enjoy being in God’s presence.   


If you would like to support the mission and ministry of St Andrew’s Greystoke, either by a one-off donation or regular monthly giving, please click here Thank you.  

Get in touch

Rev Martin Walker

Greystoke Rectory, Greystoke, Penrith CA110TJ

017684 83548


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