St Lawrence, Appleby

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The church is on several tourist routes and welcomes visitors.

Our worship is central in tradition, our liturgy aiming at being both dignified and relaxed. The music is led at our main service on Sunday morning by organ and choir.

Children are welcome and there is a play area for them to use if they wish.

St. Lawrence's church building is a grade 1 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 remodeling. We are noted for our organ, probably from Carlisle Cathedral in 1683, and the tombs of Lady Anne Clifford and her mother Lady Margaret. We are featured in Simon Jenkins' book 'A Thousand Best Churches'.

On most days the church building is open between about 8 am and about 5 pm for those who wish to visit or spend time in it. All are welcome. Leaflets explaining the church building are available for visitors.

Our congregation includes people of diverse ages, backgrounds and opinions. Many of the adults are actively involved in public life and in charitable work. We aim to tell the story of Jesus; to nourish friendship and fellowship; and to offer practical encouragement and spiritual accompaniment in faith and in doubt.

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Revd Sarah Lunn
The Rectory,
Long Marton,
CA16 6BN
(017683) 61269

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BCP Holy Communion
Every first and third Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
CW Holy Communion
Every second and fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for ¾ hour
Choral Eucharist
Every first and third Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
Choral Matins
Every second Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour
A Less Formal Service
Type of service alternates - check service poster in church for details. One month is 'Family Communion' - the other month is a variety of less-formal non-communion service.
Every fourth Sunday at 10:45 AM for ¾ hour
Joint Holy Communion Service
St. Lawrence's joins with other church(es) to celebrate Communion together on 5th Sundays. The Location MUST be checked.
Every fifth Sunday at 10:45 AM for 1 hour


Morning Prayer
Every Monday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Evening Prayer
Every Monday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour


Morning Prayer
Every Tuesday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Prayer group
Every Tuesday at 9:30 AM for ½ hour
Evening Prayer
Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour


Morning Prayer
Every Wednesday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Evening Prayer
Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour


Morning Prayer
Every Thursday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Evening Prayer
Every Thursday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour


Morning Prayer
Every Friday at 8:00 AM for ½ hour
Holy Communion
Alternates BCP / CW. It is the same service-type as previous Sunday's 08:00 service.
Every Friday at 10:00 AM for ¾ hour
Book of Common Prayer
Evening Prayer
Every Friday at 5:00 PM for ½ hour


Stained Glass

Church Open Church normally open from about 8am to about 5pm.
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Sarah Anne LUNN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12199
Built: From 12th century
Architect: Unknown
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: CARLISLE (571)
Deanery: APPLEBY (57101)
Benefice: The Heart of Eden (07/120D)
Parish Legal Name: Appleby (570003 )
CofE Church Info: (607003 7/3)
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The current editor is: John Tillotson

This page was last updated on Friday 11th November 2016
St Lawrence : BOROUGHGATE, Appleby, Cumbria, CA16 6QN

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