St Peter's, Great Asby

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As a place of worship, St Peter’s dates back at least to Norman times, with some evidence of a Saxon precursor. A charter of c.1200, witnessed by Adam, Dean of Westmorland, who was then Vicar of Asby, refers to “the church of the blessed St. Peter at Asby” in relation to the use of incense on Easter Day. The Pembroke Lock in the custody of the Church (one of three in the Diocese) was given by Anne, Countess of Pembroke, to the Rector in 1670 in return for shelter taken during a storm whilst she was journeying from Appleby to Pendragon Castle.

The Church was almost completely rebuilt in 1864/65, at the personal expense of the then patron.  Both the Church and the Lych-Gate are listed - see Pevsner for details.

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Mrs D Frisby
Little Asby
Cumbria CA16 6QE
(01539) 623542

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Joint Worship
The Parishes of St James, Ormside and St Peter's, Asby worship together on 5th Sundays, and on other special occasions. The Location MUST be checked.
Every fifth Sunday at 10:30 AM
United Service
We work closely with the two village Chapels (Baptist & Methodist), and normally worship together on the morning of the second Sunday in each month - the location rotates.
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM
CW Morning Service
Morning Prayer - Common Worship
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM
Common Worship
CW Holy Communion
Holy Communion - Common Worship 6:30 pm Winter / 3:00 pm Summer
Every first Sunday at 6:30 PM
Common Worship
CW Evening Prayer
Evening Prayer - Common Worship 6:30 pm Winter / 3:00 pm Summer
Every third Sunday at 6:30 PM
Common Worship



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Church Open The Church is normally open during daylight hours
Other information
Incumbent: The Revd Sarah Anne LUNN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12201
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: CARLISLE (571)
Deanery: APPLEBY (57101)
Benefice: The Heart of Eden (07/120D)
Parish Legal Name: Asby (570006 )
CofE Church Info: (607006 7/6)
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The current editor is: John Bevan

This page was last updated on Friday 9th December 2016
St Peter's : in the centre of the village , Great Asby, Cumbria, CA16 6HD

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