Kendal Parish Church
Some people choose a very traditional ceremony; others like to have their favourite music and a friend reading a much-loved poem. For example others invite an orchestra or choir to play and sing! We will help you to choose your hymns, music and Bible readings.
The Parish Church, Holy Trinity, is mostly 18th Century. Subsequently the Parish Church has been a place of worship since the 13th Century. It is Cumbria’s largest parish church, and one of the largest in England. Having five aisles, two each side of the nave. A fine western tower, and a peel of ten bells.
The window above, ‘This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased’. Removed from All Hallows Church, Fellside in Kendal.
The building is 140 feet long and 103 feet wide, and the vista through the thirty-two pillars as you enter the Church adds greatly to its charm. Furthermore there has been a church here since Saxon times. Therefore none of the structure you see today is older than the 13th Century, much of it 15th Century or later.
Incidentally a fragment of an Anglican cross housed in the 14th century Parr chapel dates from around AD 850, and tapestries, stained glass windows and an exquisite font all make this church a wondrous place to visit.
The Church is home to the Parr Chapel built by the Parr family of Kendal Castle. Afterwards a chantry priest was engaged to offer daily prayers and masses for the safe keeping of the souls of the family. By 1546, it was one of six chantries in the building.
Of particular interest is that it is believed to be the final resting place of Sir William Parr, grandfather of Queen Katherine Parr, sixth and final wife of Henry VII.
I have worked at this beautiful church and can say the Kendal Parish Church is a wonderful place for weddings.