Church of England Diocese of Carlisle Colton

About Us

Holy Trinity, Colton is out of the way but you find it, you will realise it is in of the best spots locally and has a commanding view down over the fells and the surrounding countryside.

Holy Trinity, Colton is found up the hill from the small village of Colton itself, which comprises little more than six dwellings and two farms. However, the parish of Colton extends over a very large area that encompasses High and Low Nibthwaite, Bandrake Head, Oxen Park, the major population centre of the parish — Bouth, and finally a small part of the village of Spark Bridge.

The church building itself was first consecrated in 1578, though it is said that before this time a temporary Chapel of Ease existed for monks from Furness Abbey to use for their daily office when they were using the fells for their sheep. In the early 17th century the tower was added, and then the north transept in 1721. The building was restore by the prolific Victorian architects Paley, Austin & Paley in 1890, and Holy Trinity is now a Grade II listed building. The church building is surrounded by a churchyard that is still open for burials.

If you would like to know any more history of Holy Trinity, Colton then please do download our booklet "Holy Trinity Church Colton, notes on its history and environs" by Enid Barwell, or visit our webpage on the History of Holy Trinity, Colton.

If you would be interested in seeing a 360 degree photograph of the interior of Holy Trinity, Colton 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

If you wish to report a safeguarding concern, or require further information about Safeguarding in any of our churches or in general then please immediately contact our Safeguarding Officer - Juliet Caldwell, email: [email protected]