St. Mary the Virgin, Egton cum Newland is the official name for the parish church, but locally it is more affectionately known as St. Mary's, Penny Bridge. The parish church can be found on Oak Vale which is the main road that runs between Penny Bridge village and Arrad Foot. The church and churchyard are in the left-hand side as you leave Penny Bridge village going uphill towards Arrad Foot.
In the immediate area there are the two villages of Greenodd at the bottom of hill and rising to Penny Bridge at the top. It is very easy to think of the villages as one, especially as there is only a small stream that runs between them into the River Crake — but make no mistake, they are two, separate villages and it is important to know which side the stream you are, and in which village! To find the parish, the most obvious way is via the A590 running from the M6 junction 36 all the way to Barrow-in-Furness. However, as you pass through Haverthwaite and then Rusland Pool, you next arrive at the relatively new Greenodd roundabout. Once there, turn right on to the A5092 towards Millom and Broughton, and two hundred yards to Greenodd and Penny Bridge villages.
The parish of Egton cum Newland comprises of a number of villages and small settlements, including as the name suggests Newland, Next Ness, Plumpton, Mansrigg, Arrad Foot, Greenodd, Penny Bridge and some of the village of Spark Bridge. The parish, and St. Mary's, Penny bridge in particular, are perfectly placed to take advantage of views across Morecambe bay to the south, and the Old Man of Coniston and the surrounding fells to the north.
If you are interested in more of the history of St. Mary's, then please visit our webpage History of St. Mary the Virgin, Egton cum Newland.
If you would be interested in seeing a 360 degree photograph of the interior of St. Mary's, Penny Bridge then please click here.
In the Benefice of Coniston and the Crake Valley, we take safeguarding concerns very seriously. If you have any concerns then please do get in touch with one of the contacts on our Safeguarding webpage