Welcome to the Border Kirk in Carlisle. We are the most northerly Church of Scotland in the North West of England and have in our midst many Scots who live in and around the Border City but we attract also many non-Scots who enjoy our friendship and share our worship on a Sunday or join us in our various functions. A small number of our congregation worship with Methodist friends in Longtown.


Our services at Carlisle are weekly on Sunday at 11am with an alternative informal worship at 9.50am on the 2nd Sunday of the month which is aptly named 10-2-10. Children are welcomed at our Sunday club, which runs during the main service. If you visit Longtown, worship there is on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month at the earlier time of 9.30am in the local Community Centre since the church building closed at the end of 2017.


We have been in Carlisle since 1832, when the Earl of Lonsdale granted land for the building of two churches on Chapel Street, Carlisle. The "Scotch" Church still survives and joined with the Church of Scotland in the nearby town of Longtown to form The Border Kirk in 2004. There has been a worshipping congregation of the Church of Scotland at Chapel Street since the building was erected in 1834 and we are proud of our Presbyterian heritage The building was converted and renovated in 1979 and further up-graded in 1994, with extensions to the sanctuary, side and rear of the building providing additional amenities on three floors, serviced by a lift.


The Border Kirk, though in England, is part of the Presbytery of Annandale and Eskdale and our congregation in Carlisle and Longtown are of a ‘gathered’ nature and comprise people from all walks of life who have connections with Scotland and its Kirk


Welcome to all! 

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