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List of Churches in Eden District

The following is a list of churches in Eden District.

The following parishes have no active churches: Colby, Crackenthorpe, Hartley, Helbeck, Hoff, Hunsonby, Kaber, Newby, Shap Rural, Sockbridge and Tirril, Thrimby, Waitby, Wharton and Yanwath and Eamont Bridge.

The district has an estimated 121 active churches for 53,000 people, a ratio of one church to every 438 inhabitants. This is the lowest ratio in England outside of the sui generis City of London.

Map of medieval parish churches

For the purposes of this map medieval is taken to be pre-1485. It is of note that Cumbria, unlike most parts of England, saw a sustained programme of church building during the 16th and 17th centuries as the more remote parts of the district were settled.

List of churches in Eden District is located in Cumbria
Aldingham
Aldingham
Crosthwaite
Crosthwaite
Killington
Killington
Kirkby Ireleth
Kirkby Ireleth
Underbarrow
Underbarrow
Lindale
Lindale
Staveley
Staveley
Arlecdon
Arlecdon
Beckermet
Beckermet
Cleator
Cleator
Egremont
Egremont
Haile
Haile
Irton
Irton
Lamplugh
Lamplugh
Moresby
Moresby
Ponsonby
Ponsonby
Calder Bridge
Calder Bridge
Corney
Corney
Nether Wasdale
Nether Wasdale
Whitbeck
Whitbeck
Allhallows
Allhallows
Bassenthwaite
Bassenthwaite
Bridekirk
Bridekirk
Cockermouth
Cockermouth
Embleton
Embleton
Gilcrux
Gilcrux
Uldale
Uldale
Kirkbride
Kirkbride
Clifton
Clifton
Lorton
Lorton
Plumbland
Plumbland
Sebergham
Sebergham
Thursby
Thursby
Wigton
Wigton
Harrington
Harrington
Ainstable
Ainstable
Alston
Alston
Asby
Asby
Askham
Askham
Bampton
Bampton
Brough
Brough
Castle Sowerby
Castle Sowerby
Newton Reigny
Newton Reigny
Cliburn
Cliburn
Clifton
Clifton
Kirkland
Kirkland
Great Salkeld
Great Salkeld
Greystoke
Greystoke
Hesket
Hesket
Armathwaite
Armathwaite
Kirkby Thore
Kirkby Thore
Kirkoswald
Kirkoswald
Renwick
Renwick
Langwathby
Langwathby
Lazonby
Lazonby
Thrimby
Thrimby
Lowther
Lowther
Mallerstang
Mallerstang
Milburn
Milburn
Mungrisdale
Mungrisdale
Musgrave
Musgrave
Newbiggin
Newbiggin
Ousby
Ousby
Melmerby
Melmerby
Patterdale
Patterdale
Shap
Shap
Skelton
Skelton
Hutton
Hutton
Threlkeld
Threlkeld
Beaumont
Beaumont
Great Orton
Great Orton
Rockcliffe
Rockcliffe
Dalston
Dalston
Wreay
Wreay
CARLISLE St Mary
CARLISLE St Mary
St Cuthbert
St Cuthbert
Wetheral
Wetheral
Cumwhitton
Cumwhitton
Cumrew
Cumrew
Castle Carrock
Castle Carrock
Hayton
Hayton
Farlam
Farlam
Crosby
Crosby
Scaleby
Scaleby
Irthington
Irthington
Kirkandrews
Kirkandrews
Kirklinton
Kirklinton
Stapleton
Stapleton
Bewcastle
Bewcastle
Nether Denton
Nether Denton
Askerton
Askerton
Warwick
Warwick
Over Denton
Over Denton
Medieval parish churches in Cumbria

List

Name Civil parish (settlement) Dedication Web Founded Denomination Benefice Notes
St Michael & All Angels, Ainstable Ainstable Michael & Angels [1] Medieval Church of England Inglewood Group Rebuilt 1872
Ainstable Methodist Church Ainstable [2] 1861 Methodist Kirkoswald & Alston Moor MC
St Augustine of Canterbury, Alston Alston Moor (Alston) Augustine of C'bury [3] Medieval Church of England Alston Moor Parish Rebuilt 1869. Benefice includes 3 churches in Northumberland
Alston Moor Methodist Church Alston Moor (Alston) [2] Methodist Kirkoswald & Alston Moor MC Meet in St Wulstan's Catholic church
St Wulstan, Alston Alston Moor (Alston) Wulfstan [4] Catholic Part of the parish of St Catherine's, Penrith
Alston Friends Meeting House Alston Moor (Alston) [5] 1668 Quakers Cumberland Area Quakers Discontinued 1902-1981
St John the Evangelist, Garrigill Alston Moor (Garrigill) John the Evangelist [3] Medieval Church of England Alston Moor Parish Chapel of ease to Alston until 1980s
St John the Evangelist, Nenthead Alston Moor (Nenthead) John the Evangelist [3] 1845 Church of England Alston Moor Parish
St Lawrence, Appleby Appleby in Westmorland Lawrence of Rome [6] Medieval Church of England Heart of Eden
Our Lady of Appleby, Appleby Appleby in Westmorland Mary [7] Catholic Also holds Sunday masses in Kirkby Stephen parish church
The Sands Methodist Church, Appleby Appleby in Westmorland [8] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
St Peter, Asby Asby Peter [6] Medieval Church of England Heart of Eden
Great Asby Methodist Church Asby [9] 1859[10] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
Asby Bridge Baptist Church Asby [10] 1862 Baptist
St Peter, Askham Askham Peter [11] Medieval Church of England Clifton Group Current building 1832
St Patrick, Bampton Bampton Patrick [12] Medieval Church of England Shap Group Rebuilt 1726
St Michael, Barton Barton Michael [13] Medieval Church of England Ullswater Churches
St Paul, Pooley Bridge Barton (Pooley Bridge) Paul [13] 1868 Church of England Ullswater Churches
All Saints, Bolton Bolton All Saints [14] Medieval Church of England Leith Lyvennet Group
Bolton Methodist Church Bolton [9] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
St Michael, Brough Brough Michael [15] Medieval Church of England Brough Group
Brough Methodist Church Brough [9] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
Brough Sowerby Methodist Church Brough Sowerby [9] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
St Wilfrid, Brougham Brougham Wilfrid [11] Medieval Church of England Clifton Group Chapel. Current building 1658
St Kentigern, Castle Sowerby Castle Sowerby Mungo [16] Medieval Church of England Caldbeck, C. Sowerby, Sebergham Benefice also includes two churches in Allerdale
Castle Sowerby Chapel Castle Sowerby (Sour Nook) [17] Unknown
St John, Newton Reigny Catterlen (Newton Reigny) John ? [18] Medieval Church of England Penrith Team
St Cuthbert, Cliburn Cliburn Cuthbert [14] Medieval Church of England Leith Lyvennet Group
St Cuthbert, Clifton Clifton Cuthbert [11] Medieval Church of England Clifton Group
St Andrew, Crosby Garrett Crosby Garrett Andrew [19] Medieval Church of England Kirkby Stephen Group
Crosby Garrett United Church Crosby Garrett [9] Methodist/Baptist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC Methodist and Baptist churches united[20]
St Lawrence, Crosby Ravensworth Crosby Ravensworth Lawrence of Rome [14] Medieval Church of England Leith Lyvennet Group
Crosby Ravensworth Methodist Church Crosby Ravensworth [9] 1875 Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
All Saints, Culgaith Culgaith All Saints [21] 1756 Church of England Cross Fell Group
St John the Evangelist, Skirwith Culgaith (Skirwith) John the Evangelist [21] 1856 Church of England Cross Fell Group
St Lawrence, Kirkland Culgaith Lawrence of Rome [21] Medieval Church of England Cross Fell Group
St Andrew, Dacre Dacre Andrew [22] Medieval Church of England Dacre
Stainton Methodist Church Dacre (Stainton) [23] Methodist Penrith Methodist Circuit
St Cuthbert, Dufton Dufton Cuthbert [6] Medieval Church of England Heart of Eden Rebuilt 1784
Dufton with Knock Methodist Church Dufton [24] 1803 Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC Current building 1900
St Michael, Addingham Glassonby (Addingham) Michael [21] C16th Church of England Cross Fell Group
Gamblesby Methodist Church Glassonby (Gamblesby) [2] 1784 Methodist Kirkoswald & Alston Moor MC Rebuilt 1864.
St Cuthbert, Great Salkeld Great Salkeld Cuthbert [21] Medieval Church of England Kirkoswald Group
Salkeld Dykes Methodist Church Great Salkeld [2] 1832 Methodist Kirkoswald & Alston Moor MC
St Barnabas, Great Strickland Great Strickland Barnabas [14] 1870 Church of England Leith Lyvennet Group
St Andrew, Greystoke Greystoke Andrew [25] Medieval Church of England Greystoke Group
St Mary the Virgin, Hesket in the Forest Hesket Mary [1] Medieval Church of England Inglewood Group
Christ & St Mary, Armathwaite Hesket (Armathwaite) Jesus & Mary [1] 1402 Church of England Inglewood Group Rebuilt 1660
All Saints, Calthwaite Hesket (Calthwaite) All Saints [1] 1913 Church of England Inglewood Group
St John the Evangelist, Plumpton Wall Hesket (Plumpton) John the Evangelist [18] 1907 Church of England Penrith Team
Cottage Wood Centre Hesket (Plumpton) [26] Methodist Penrith Methodist Circuit Formerly Plumpton Backstreet Chapel
All Saints, Penruddock Hutton (Penruddock) All Saints [25] 1901 Church of England Greystoke Group
King's Meaburn Methodist Church King's Meaburn [9] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
St Stephen, Kirkby Stephen Kirkby Stephen Stephen [19] Ancient Church of England Kirkby Stephen Group Current building 1240
Upper Eden Bap. Ch., Kirkby Stephen Kirkby Stephen [27] 1891 Baptist
Kirkby Stephen Methodist Church Kirkby Stephen [9] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
Kirkby Stephen Evangelical Church Kirkby Stephen [28] 1870s[29] Gospel Hall[30]
Kirkby Stephen Quaker Meeting Kirkby Stephen [31] Quakers Current building 1930
St Michael, Kirkby Thore Kirkby Thore Michael [32] Medieval Church of England Heart of Eden
St Oswald, Kirkoswald Kirkoswald Oswald of N'umbria [21] Medieval Church of England Kirkoswald Group
Kirkoswald Methodist Church Kirkoswald [2] Methodist Kirkoswald & Alston Moor MC
All Saints, Renwick Kirkoswald (Renwick) All Saints [21] Medieval Church of England Kirkoswald Group Rebuilt 1845
Renwick Methodist Church Kirkoswald (Renwick) [2] 1819 Methodist Kirkoswald & Alston Moor MC Rebuilt 1905
St Peter, Langwathby Langwathby Peter [21] Medieval Church of England Cross Fell Group
Langwathby Methodist Church Langwathby [2] Methodist Kirkoswald & Alston Moor MC
St Cuthbert, Edenhall Langwathby (Edenhall) Cuthbert [21] Medieval Church of England Cross Fell Group
St Nicholas, Lazonby Lazonby Nicholas [21] Medieval Church of England Kirkoswald Group Rebuilt 1863 by Anthony Salvin
Lazonby Methodist Church Lazonby [33] Methodist Possibly closed, no current information
St Mary, Thrimby Little Strickland Mary [14] Medieval Church of England Leith Lyvennet Group Moved to new building in current location 1813
SS Margaret & James, Long Marton Long Marton Margaret & James [6] Ancient Church of England Heart of Eden
St Michael, Lowther Lowther Michael [11] Ancient Church of England Clifton Group
St Mary, Mallerstang Mallerstang Mary [19] Medieval Church of England Kirkby Stephen Group Current building 1663
St Peter, Martindale Martindale Peter [13] 1880 Church of England Ullswater Churches
St Martin, Martindale Martindale Martin of Tours [13] Medieval Church of England Ullswater Churches Parish church 1633
Matterdale Church Matterdale [25] 1570 Church of England Greystoke Group
All Saints, Watermillock Matterdale (Watermillock) All Saints [13] Medieval Church of England Ullswater Churches Rebuilt on current site 1881
St Cuthbert, Milburn Milburn Cuthbert [6] Medieval Church of England Heart of Eden
St Laurence, Morland Morland Lawrence of Rome [14] Medieval Church of England Leith Lyvennet Group
St Kentigern, Mungrisdale Mungrisdale Mungo [25] Medieval Church of England Greystoke Group Rebuilt 1756
Mosedale Friends Meeting House Mungrisdale (Mosedale) [5] 1702 Quakers Cumberland Area Quakers Most recently re-opened 1973
St John the Baptist, Murton Murton John the Baptist [6] 1856 Church of England Heart of Eden
St Theobald, Musgrave Musgrave Theobald (?) [15] Medieval Church of England Brough Group Current building 1845
Nateby Methodist Church Nateby [9] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
St Edmund, Newbiggin Newbiggin Edmund the Martyr [32] Medieval Church of England Heart of Eden
St James, Great Ormside Ormside James [6] Medieval Church of England Heart of Eden
All Saints, Orton Orton All Saints [34] Medieval Church of England Shap Group
Orton Methodist Church Orton [9] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
St Luke, Ousby Ousby Luke [21] Medieval Church of England Cross Fell Group Extensive rebuilding 1858
St John the Baptist, Melmerby Ousby (Melmerby) John the Baptist [21] Medieval Church of England Cross Fell Group
St Patrick, Patterdale Patterdale Patrick [35] Medieval CoE / Methodist Patterdale / Penrith Methodist Circuit Rebuilt 1600, 1853. CoE, Methodist churches in LEP 1994
St Andrew, Penrith Penrith Andrew [18] Medieval Church of England Penrith Team Rebuilt 1720-1722
Christ Church, Penrith Penrith Jesus [36] 1850 Church of England Penrith Team
St Catherine, Penrith Penrith Catherine of Alex. [37] Catholic
Penrith Methodist Church Penrith [38] Early C19th Methodist Penrith Methodist Circuit Current building 1872
Penrith & Penruddock URC Penrith [39] 1660 United Reformed Current building 1868
Penrith Friends Meeting House Penrith [5] 1697 Quakers Cumberland Area Quakers
King's Church Eden Penrith Jesus [40] 2002 Newfrontiers
Church in the Barn Penrith [41] 1980s Independent
Influence Church Penrith Penrith [42] 2016 Assemblies of God
Penrith Gospel Hall Penrith [43] Gospel Hall[30]
St Oswald, Ravenstonedale Ravenstonedale Oswald of N'umbria [34] Medieval Church of England Shap Group Rebuilt 1738-1744
Ravenstonedale Methodist Church Ravenstonedale [9] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
Newbiggin-on-Lune Methodist Church Ravenstonedale (Newbiggin) [9] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
St Michael, Shap Shap Michael [44] Ancient Church of England Shap Group
Shap Methodist Church Shap [45] Methodist Penrith Methodist Circuit Meets in coffee shop since sale of chapel in 2006
St Michael, Skelton Skelton Michael [1] Medieval Church of England Inglewood Group
Skelton Methodist Chapel Skelton [46] Methodist Penrith Methodist Circuit
St James, Hutton in the Forest Skelton James [1] Medieval Church of England Inglewood Group Rebuilt 1714
Christ Church, Ivegill Skelton (Ivegill) Jesus [1] 1868 Church of England Inglewood Group
Sleagill Methodist Chapel Sleagill [47] 1954 Methodist Penrith Methodist Circuit
Soulby Methodist Church Soulby [9] 1836[48] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
St Stephen, Stainmore Stainmore Stephen [15] 1608 Church of England Brough Group Rebuilt 1842
St James, Tebay Tebay James [34] 1880 Church of England Shap Group
Tebay Methodist Church Tebay [9] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
St James, Temple Sowerby Temple Sowerby James [32] 1754 Church of England Heart of Eden Probably earlier churches on site
St Mary, Threlkeld Threlkeld Mary [49] Medieval Church of England St John's, Threlkeld, Wythburn Rebuilt 1776. Benefice includes two churches in Allerdale
St Columba, Warcop Warcop Columba [15] Medieval Church of England Brough Group
Bleatarn Chapel Warcop (Bleatarn) [15] 1864 Church of England Brough Group
Warcop Methodist Church Warcop [9] Methodist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC
Winton United Church Winton [9] Methodist/Baptist Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Tebay MC Methodist and Baptist churches united 1989[20]

Defunct churches

Name Civil parish (settlement) Dedication Web Founded Redundant Denomination Notes
St John the Baptist, Croglin Ainstable (Croglin) John the Baptist 1878 2012 Church of England Village now served by All Saints, Renwick
Garrigill Methodist Chapel Alston Moor (Garrigill) [50] 2004 Methodist
Nenthead Methodist Chapel Alston Moor (Nenthead) 2002 Methodist
St Ninian, Brougham Brougham Ninian [11] Medieval 1977 Church of England Current building 1660. Churches Conservation Trust
St John, Gamblesby Glassonby (Gamblesby) John ? 1868 2010 Church of England
Kirkby Thore Methodist Chapel Kirkby Thore [51] 2006 Methodist

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