St Mary, Staveley-in-Cartmel

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A church was first established on this site in the aftermath of the Dissolution of the Monasteries when Cartmel Priory was dissolved as part of the Henrician Reformation and a chapel was built on the present site using materials from Cartmel. This occured around 1537. After three restorations the church was opened as a church by the Bishop of Carlisle on May 29th 1897 and dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.The Lych Gate was erected as a War Memorial in 1927. It was constructed of locally grown oak grown in the parish.The churchyard contains numerous headstones and also some vaults, some of which are hewn in the rock.

The church community at St Mary's is friendly and inclusive. We welcome families, walkers and visitors. Most of our services are Holy Communion. Members of the congregation are involved in reading the lessons, the psalm and administering the chalice.

1st Sunday in month  -  Communion by extension 11am

2nd Sunday in month  -  United srvice with Finsthwaite and Haverthwaite 11am

3rd Sunday in month  -  Holy Communion  9.30am

4th Sunday in month  -  Holy Communion  11am




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The Rev. Michelle WOODCOCK
The Vicarage
015395 68130 07468 535 387 or 015395 31456 (Churchwarden - Eddie Hodgson)

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1st Sunday in the month
Service starts 11am
Every Sunday at for 1 hour
2nd Sunday United service with Haverthwaite or Finsthwaite
Service held at one of the Leven ValleyChurches 11am
Every Sunday at for 40 minutes
3rd Sunday in the month
Service starts 9.30am
Every Sunday at for 50 minutes
4th Sunday in the month
Service starts at 11am
Every Sunday at for 1 hour



Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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Church Open contact churchwardens:-Eddie Hodgson - 015395 31456Margaret Airey - 015395 30518 Hall for Hire Carole Gregory 015395 31523Eddie Hodgson 015395 31456Margaret Airey 015395 30518
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 12419
Built: 1537
Style of worship: Central
Our Patron: The Rt Rev the Lord Bishop of Carlisle
Archdeaconry: WESTMORELAND & FURNESS (572)
Deanery: WINDERMERE (57203)
Benefice: Cartmel Peninsula (07/062BT)
Parish Legal Name: St. Mary, Staveley-in-Cartmel (570262 )
CofE Church Info: (607262 7/262)
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The current editor is: Jackie Hodgson

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This page was last updated on Friday 25th November 2016
St Mary , Staveley-in-Cartmel, Cumbria, LA12 8NH - located on the edge of the village. The church is signed from the A592 at Newby Bridge.

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