Church of England Diocese of Carlisle Sedbergh and Lune

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Getting here

This tiny church can be found about three miles North West of Sedbergh, on the B6257 to Tebay. The Churchyard affords splendid views of the Lune valley, across to Howgill and the Howgills.

The church shown here, was built in 1842, and can be attributed to George Webster from Kendal.

The church is a single room affair, with a simple nave leading to an apsed chancel through an undecorated arch. The tiny bell turret has a single bell hung in it, and has emphasised embattled parapets.

The church is full of charm and in spite of it's small size seems airy and light. Climbing up to the balcony gives a splendid view down through the church and out onto the Fells. There is no stained glass - but in this case to block the beautiful view of God's good creation through the East Window would surely be a sacrilege!

The church is usually open and well worth a visit.

More information and some splendid photos mat be found on the website of Matthew Emmott, here:

http://cumbrianchurches.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/st-john-evangelist-firbank.html

Firbank Church is now part of the small united benefice of Lune, along with Killington and Howgill Churches, both also well worth a visit for their lovely locations and spiritual ambience. Worship still takes place in the parish most Sundays but the pattern is irregular - so please contact the Priest-in-Charge or Churchwardens for details. If you are fortunate enough to live in the parish or have a family connection then Firbank is a lovely location for a wedding, though parking is a little limited.

B6257
Firbank
Sedbergh
LA105EF

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