St Bridget, Brigham: Getting In

St Bridget’s Church at Brigham, Cumbria, was unavailable to access. We called this month, to be fair, and some (though not most) Cumbrian church wardens may not think it appropriate to grant entry during the darker, colder months. The heavy door was soundly locked, so all we could do was admire her from without. Interestingly, I saw two other doorways around the building which were also inaccessible, on account of being bricked up.

For a rural church, St Bridget’s enjoys a pretty good website, though I noticed the news page posted on 21st July 2022:

September 18th Service Cancelled

The service on Sunday 18th September has been cancelled due to absence of key holders.

It seems that even the regulars have difficulty getting in.

Ironically, coming to Christ is easier than getting to church. To places of worship, most of us must travel, wearing out soles or burning precious petrol. Once there, the other type of soul is sometimes worn out by other members’ disagreeableness or the pulpit's unscriptural teachings. Biblically-based churches are few in number, and some must travel many miles to find one. Yet to come to Christ Himself, one must simply ask. Simply knock. Simply seek Him:

And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me." Revelation 3:20