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 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.