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Songs of Praise 15th June 2014


St. Mary's, Crosthwaite


St. Mary'sEveryone who lives in Crosthwaite and Lyth will know of St. Mary's church. It is a beautiful building and, nestling on the hillside, remains an ongoing symbol of the Christian faith being lived out in this parish. St. Mary's is part of the Church of England, but is here to serve everyone who lives here, regardless of their background. Thus we want to offer a warm welcome to those of any denomination and none.
Our parish priest is Rev’d. Michael Woodcock, who is the person to contact about special services and any personal concerns (015395 68276) .

St. Mary's ChurchIf you are new to Crosthwaite and Lyth and want to get to know your neighbours and local community, then why not come along to St.Mary's
St. Mary's is part of a team of seven parishes and we share our parish priest with Cartmel Fell, Winster and Witherslack. However, we are proud to say we have a service every Sunday.

The monthly pattern is generally as follows, but there are occasional variations so it's worth checking the church notice board or the parish magazine:

1st Sunday of month - 6.30pm Evensong (BCP)
2nd Sunday of month - 11.00am Holy Communion (CW)
3rd Sunday of month - 11.00am All-age Service (alternate months)
4th Sunday of month -11.00am Holy Communion (CW)
5th Sunday of month - A United service rotates around the parishes in the team - check the Noticeboard for details

Coffee and refreshments are served after the 11.00am services

Our Churchwardens are:

Mr. Matthew Dobson 015395 68849
Mr. John Holmes 015395 68599


Our Parish Safeguarding Officer for Cartmel Fell, Crosthwaite, Winster, and Witherslack is Mrs Jane Eccles. If you have any concerns over the Safeguarding of children or adults in any of these four parishes then please contact Jane on 015395 58138 or 07779 953763.

Our parishes follow the Church of England's Policy Document "Promoting a Safer Church" which you find by clicking on the link.

Church Choir

St. Mary's ChurchThere is an enthusiastic, regular choir, mostly ladies, who practise in church on Thursdays 4.00 to 5.00pm. An augmented choir of 30 mixed voices sings at Easter, Christmas and on special occasions. The Two Valleys Choir, includes singers from neighbouring parishes, and often sings at special services around the Team of parishes. The choir is affiliated to the RSCM. New singers are always welcome.

The Church Organ

The one-manual organ, built in 1865 by Wilkinson of Kendal was overhauled in 2005.


For more pictures of St. Mary's and around the Parish click here.