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Songs of Praise 15th June 2014
St. Mary's, Crosthwaite
Everyone 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.
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
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)
Coffee and refreshments are served after the 11.00am services
Our Churchwardens are:
Mr. Matthew Dobson 015395 68849
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.
There 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.