Festival of Tabernacles 2017
Kendal, Cumbria, England.
From Wednesday evening 4th October
until Thursday 12th October.
Kendal is a market town lying at the southern entrance to the Lake District, a very hilly and scenic area in the north of England, with a long mining tradition and a landscape dotted with sheep. It has been a main market town for many centuries and was famous for its woollen trade.
Kendal itself has many attractions with different zoos, Beatrice Potter exhibitions, steam trains, and sheep shearing events. It also has a large indoor leisure centre for all the family to enjoy. In the area there are several castles and many picturesque villages to visit.
Services will be held at
This is in the centre of Kendal, opposite the Westmoreland Shopping Centre, beside the town Library and next to the Elephant Yard Shopping Centre; about 10 minutes walk away from the main station. The entrance to the main hall is at the back of Stricklandgate House and accessible from Library Road. When coming by car, allow time to find a parking space as parking by the hall is limited.
The Festival will start with a get together Wednesday evening 4th October at 7:30 p.m.
There will be two services on each of the Holy Days. A morning service starting at 10:30 a.m. and an afternoon service starting at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday 5th October and Thursday 12th October.
A Bible study is planned for Friday evening 6th October at 7:30 p.m. There will be an afternoon service at 1:30 p.m. on the Sabbath (Saturday) 7th October.
There will be a morning service starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday (8th), Monday (9th) and Wednesday (11th).
There will be a 'drop in' at 8:00 p.m. on the evenings of Monday (9th), Tuesday (10th), and Wednesday (11th).
How to get there
The mainline trains run from London (Euston Station) to Glasgow (Scotland). There is a local train from Preston to Windermere. This train stops at Oxenholme, which is a station on the mainline from London to Glasgow.
For those travelling by car, you will find Kendal along the M6 motorway, which runs from Manchester to Carlisle and on to Glasgow in Scotland. You take route 590 from exit 36 and continue on to route 591.
Where to stay
Kendal has many Hotels and Guest Houses as well as a number of self-catering establishments.
Please book your own accommodation. An Official Guide for the Lake District, which lists places to stay both in Kendal and the surrounding countryside, can be requested from:
Made in Cumbia,
Tel: 01539 735891 (when dialling in England)
00 44 1539 735891 (when dialling from Europe)
011 44 1539 735891 (when dialling from the USA)
For more information:
Kendal Hotels, Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfasts
Cumbria tourist board
Smooth Hound's list of hotels and guest houses for Kendal
The nearest hotel to Stricklandgate House is the Premier Inn Kendal Central. It is a few minutes walk away from the hall.