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Holme Cultram Abbey

Open daily, tours given by prior arrangement.

Abbeytown, Cumbria | CA7 4SD

Following a fire, set by arsonists in 2006, the repairs to one of Cumbria's largest parish churches continues and the building is once again open to visitors, who are uplifted and captivated by its remarkable space.

St Cuthbert

Open daily 9am to 4pm.

Aldingham, Cumbria | LA12 9RT

Aldingham church hugs the Cumbrian side of Morecambe Bay and is open to the wild beauty of the Bay, an area of designated county landscape importance and scenic beauty.

St Augustine of Canterbury

More information about this church coming soon.

Alston, Cumbria | CA9 3QN

Set in the beautiful North Pennines, Alston is the highest market town in England and St Augustine's houses the unique single handed Derwentwater Clock.

St Mary

St Mary

The church is open every day.

Ambleside, Cumbria | LA22 9DH

Visible from miles around that spire of St Mary’s nestles into the beautiful landscape of the Heart of the English Lake District.

St Lawrence

We aim to have the church open from 8.30am to 5pm every day, and we welcome visitors.

Appleby in Westmorland, Cumbria | CA16 6QN

St Lawrence's church is a grade I listed building, of late 12th century foundation, rebuilt late 13th after a raid by the Scots, restored 16th by Lady Anne Clifford, followed by two rounds of 19th century internal remodelling.

St James

The church is open dawn till dusk every day.

Arnside, Cumbria | LA5 0DW

For a small village church, St James has an amazing wealth of stained glass.

St Michael & All Angels

More information about this church coming soon.

Arthuret, Cumbria | CA6 5SJ

The church of St Michael & All Angels is situated on a hill in the ancient parish of Arthuret and overlooks the market town of Longtown with fine views of the surrounding countryside.

Furness Abbey

Open weekends: 10am to 4pm.

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria | LA13 0PJ

The impressive remains of an abbey founded in 1123 by Stephen, later King of England, including much of the east end and west tower of the church, the ornately decorated chapter house and the cloister buildings.

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After months of school work on your kitchen table, you deserve a break.
Each week of the summer holidays we will create a new page of fun things to do in a church or churchyard, or from home.

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Childrens trails

We are working with The Arts Society to add their wonderful children's to our church pages. The number will grow over coming months, but here is a page with all the trails online so far.

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