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All Saints
Underbarrow, Kendal LA8 8HJ

The church is to be found on the east side of the Underbarrow to Crook road, at Grid-Ref SD-463926. You enter by the main gate, in the lane and there you will find the church situated in a peaceful location looking over the beck, and across the valley. The first church on the site was built in 1547, to replace a pre-Reformation chapel nearby. The second church replaced it in 1708, and the present church, dedicated to All Saints, was built in 1869. The church silver, the single bell, and the Library Box all date from the earlier buildings. Otherwise, this is very Victorian church building. Pevsner called it "naughty" - probably because of its unusual octagonal tower and mini-spire.

The church is usually open to visitors from 9am to 4pm. On the table inside the door is a bat with a short guide to the church; copies are available as a leaflet. Note particularly the wooden font and matching altar-rail, and the stained glass dating from 1869 to 1955.

Our part time priest is Rev’d Simon Howard (07719889577), . Please contact him about any personal concerns or urgent pastoral needs.

For baptism, wedding, and funeral enquiries concerning All Saints', Underbarrow and St. John's, Helsington please contact:

Church Administrator: Janet Sullivan or 01539 730683.


Our services are normally at 9.30am. Please click on the link in the "services" panel for further details.

For mid-week groups and other church activities and joint events within the team see the church notice board, Sunday notice sheet and parish magazine.


At All Saints, Underbarrow we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all. We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance. If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our safeguarding officer.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Jane Eccles
Phone : 015395 58138 / 07779953763

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Joanna Van Lachterop and she can be contacted at or at 07458 016884. Joanna’s working days are Monday to Friday.

Out of Hours Support:

If Joanna is unavailable and you are concerned that an adult is being abused, or at risk, you should report it by contacting Adult Social Care, Cumberland Council. Emergency Out of Hours - 01228 526690

If you are concerned about a child or young person, please contact:

  • Cumberland Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727 (if it relates to a concern in the Allerdale, Carlisle or Copeland area) or,
  • Westmorland and Furness Safeguarding Hub on 0300 373 2724 (if it relates to a concern in the Barrow, Eden or South Lakeland area).

If you believe that a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires medical attention, call the emergency services on 999.


  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child and need advice or guidance on what to do.
  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse or need help to report.
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)
  • Victim Support Cumbria: 0300 303 0157. Emotional and practical advice to help people affected by crime in Cumbria.
  • LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428
  • Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
  • Age UK Advice Line: 0800 678 1602