St Cuthbert, Lorton

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St Cuthbert’s Church lies midway between High and Low Lorton. It is reached by footpaths from the two villages, and by the ancient Crossgates Lane. The earliest known record of a Church in Lorton is a mention in the Pipe Rolls of 1198. The church was rebuilt in 1807-9. The chancel is a later addition, with the East window inserted as a memorial to Anthony Steel-Dixon of Lorton Hall. The window was made by Mayer of Munich. The tower was rebuilt in 1996.
 
The building has fine acoustics, and a number of concerts by top-ranking performers have taken place.

The little church is simple and unpretentious, but has a wonderful set of kneelers and communion rail cushions. These have been designed and worked by a dedicated group of Lorton Valley ladies, who have spent some 4600 hours creating the detailed needlework. A book relating the story of the kneelers is kept in the Church for the benefit of visitors.
 
Mary Robinson, the ‘Beauty of Buttermere’, married her imposter husband at Lorton Church on the 2nd of October 1802.


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Rev Sheila Hughes
The Vicarage
Loweswater
Cockermouth
Cumbria CA13 0RU
0190085237 or 0190085994
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Sunday

Holy Communion BCP
This service is at 9am during winter months and at 8am during British Summer Time
Every first Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion Common Worship
This service is at 9am during winter months and at 8am during British Summer Time
Every third Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Holy Communion Common Worship
On the second Sunday of "even" months the service is BCP Matins
Every second Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Book of Common Prayer Common Worship
Holy Communion Common Worship
Every fourth Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship

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Honorary priest in charge: The Revd Sheila HUGHES
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12493
Archdeaconry: WEST CUMBERLAND (573)
Deanery: DERWENT (57302)
Parish Legal Name: St. Cuthbert, Lorton (570329 )
CofE Church Info: (607329 7/329)
Short URL: acny.uk/12493/
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St Cuthbert : Church Lane, Lorton, Cumbria, CA13 9UN - Between High Lorton and Low Lorton

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