Penrith

 St. Andrew

  • Bells:     8: 19 cwt (966 kg) in E
  • Service Ringing:     Usually 9.15-10.00 am Please phone to check
  • Practice:     Tuesday  7.15 pm
  • Grid:     NY516302
  • Postcode:     CA11 7YA

Contact:

Mrs Valerie Bowen, 9 Carleton Hall Gardens, Penrith, CA10 2AL

Phone:    01768 210438

Email:    thevalerie.bowen-at-btinternet.com

Access:

Entry is normally by the South door, which is locked around 7.45 pm, however  there is also a doorbell on the West door which you can use if the South door is locked.

Getting there:

By Road

A66 from west
Cross the M6 to the next roundabout (Kemplay Bank), turn left (A6) to town centre. The Church is to the east of the main route (old A6) through the town centre, most easily approached using the third turning to the right after the mini-roundabout (Langton St, becoming Frairgate). Follow the road round to the left and try to park in the spaces just past the Job Centre (if there are no spaces, see further parking ideas below). The Church is now ahead and to your left. From the car park walk back in the direction you have come and the church is accessed via a set of steps opposite you across the main road.
M6 from North or South leave at A66 Junction 40
Follow signs for Brough/Scotch Corner to next roundabout (Kemplay Bank A66/A6/A686 junction) turn left to town centre. Then follow more detailed instructions, as above.
A66 or A688 from east
Turn right at Kemplay Bank roundabout into Penrith (A6) going north. Then follow more detailed instructions, as above.

By Rail:

West Coast mainline station in Penrith, though not all through trains from south or north stop.

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Parking:

There is a mixture of Disc and Pay parking. Penrith is a very busy town (particularly in school holidays) and spaces are not easily guaranteed near the Church, even in the evening. The largest car park, where you should easily find a space, is at Sainsbury’s supermarket (free for three hours), which is around 10-15 minutes walk from the church. When you come into the town centre from the South side (as directed above), you will find a signpost for the supermarket to your left around half a mile from the main A66/A6/A686 roundabout.

Toilets:

Toilets are available in the church and are usually kept locked. The disabled toilet can be opened by a “Radar” key; the bellringers have a key for the other toilet.

Links:

Parish website: St Andrews Penrith

A church coffee shop is available at certain times in St Andrews House to the south of the church.

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