A Short History
This church is one of eight in the Diocese of Carlisle dedicated to St Kentigern, or as he was affectionately called, St Mungo, which means "dear friend". On his journey from Scotland to Wales in the year 553 AD he 'preached among the mountains to many who were given to idolatry and were ignorant of the divine law'. The churches that bear his name mark the traditional course of his preaching. From here, he went to Castle Sowerby, along to Mungrisdale (which retains his name) and from there to Crosthwaite at Keswick. On the left of the old packhorse bridge at the west end of Caldbeck churchyard is St Mungo's Well, the traditional site where he baptised his converts.
In the churchyard stands the grave of John Peel, an ordinary man made famous by a song.
Writing Tomorrow's History
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