St Thomas, Crosscrake

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The present Crosscrake Church was rebuilt in 1874, designed by the Lancaster firm of Paley & Austin, who had designed built the large house at Sedgwick for the Wakefield family a few years previously . A chapel, founded by Anselm de Furness had existed on the site from as early as 1190. The Church sits in the attractive undulating 'Drumlin country' south of Kendal and in the Spring the churchyard is full of wild daffodils.

Many changes have taken place to the building over the years and at we have just finished updating our Church building   to give it more sustainable future in a more inclusive and welcoming building, with toilets , an area for socializing and making refreshments, better lighting and sound system and more comfortable provision for weekday activities. 

We are a small friendly church for all ages; families, single people, old and young. We are always pleased to welcome new people and those on holiday. We invite you  to come and visit the Church or even better to join us for one of our services or events.  

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Revd. Ian Swift
The Vicarage
Shyreakes Lane
(015395) 60333
No email contact is available, please try the diocesan web site
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Church services
Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion
Summer months only- see parish mag for update
Every first Sunday at 8:00 AM
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Communion
A Common Worship Parish Communion service
Venue changes on 5th Sunday see parish magazine or contact Revd. Ian Swift
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee Common Worship
Sunday School
Our Sunday school or DJs club takes place during the morning service usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Every third Sunday at 10:00 AM
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee


Teddy Thomas Tots
Pre School & Nursery Children meet for an hour of Christian activity & refreshments on first Monday of the month in the Vicarage
Term time only
Every first Monday at 9:15 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly



Wheelchair accessible toilets

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass

Church Open Daily
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12363
Built: 1874
Architect: Paley & Austin
Style of worship: Central
Archdeaconry: WESTMORELAND & FURNESS (572)
Deanery: KENDAL (57202)
Benefice: Crosscrake (St Thomas) (07/080BJ)
Parish Legal Name: St. Thomas, Crosscrake (570206 )
CofE Church Info: (607206 7/206)
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The current editor is: Janet Thompson

This page was last updated on Tuesday 12th August 2014
St Thomas : Shyreakes Lane,, Crosscrake, Cumbria, LA8 0AB

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