St Kentigern

This enormous 'village' church is dedicated to St Kentigern (St Mungo), who came to Keswick in 553.

About this church

The present church was built in 1181, with many interesting elements dating from the 12th to the 16th century.

The elaborately carved font is one of the most remarkable objects, the base dating from 1395 and the bowl 16th century.

There are uniquely English consecration crosses of 1523 (nine inside the church, and three outside near the window openings), marking the spots where holy water was sprinkled.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Glorious furnishings

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches


St John

The church is situated centrally in Keswick and stands out by virtue of its tall spire.


Newlands Church

Newlands church, set in the midst of the lovely Newlands Valley, is a haven of peace and tranquillity, it can be traced back to the mid 16th century, although it was substantially refurbished in the 1840s.


St Bega

The church, dedicated to the Celtic Saint Bega, is situated in a picture perfect setting in fields on the east shore of Bassenthwaite Lake.

Help support ExploreChurches by becoming a Friend of the National Churches Trust