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Allithwaite - St Mary
St Mary’s Church is of an evangelical tradition in a village of approximately 2000 people. There are two Sub-Post Offices/village shops; a charity shop, two pubs, and a Christian holiday centre. There are also three nursing/residential homes, one of which is Boarbank Hall, a nursing home and guest house run by nuns of the Augustinian order. People in the parish work in a variety of professions, including tourism, farming, building, science, teaching and family-run businesses. The church was built in 1865 and has been re-ordered this year. It is adjacent to the village primary school - Church of England Voluntary Controlled with a roll of 88 pupils and a staff of 5 teachers.
Flookburgh - St John
The parish is compact but consists of four separate communities, each with different characteristics. It is a working rather than rural parish, with a wide age profile, a significant number of retired people, but also quite a number of young families. There is an increasing number of holiday homes and two large caravan sites on the parish borders. There is some farming and a small but historic fishing industry, famous for the Morecambe Bay shrimp and cockles. The Holker Estate of Lord Cavendish provides some local employment. In the community, there is a doctor‟s surgery, several shops, and a small industrial estate. The Church of England VC Primary School has around 120 pupils. St John‟s Church was built in 1900, designed by Austen and Paley and regarded by many as their finest piece of work.
Grange-over-Sands - St Paul (Team Rector The Revd. Canon Nick Ash)
Grange is a lively and attractive place which retains an air of Edwardian gentility and charm and is the largest community in the Team. It is a small town with a wide selection of shops, a railway station and two pubs. There are several care homes and retirement accommodation blocks. The main industry is tourism. There are three large hotels, several smaller ones and numerous guesthouses dependent upon year-round visitors attracted by the town‟s Edwardian appearance and mild climate. There is an excellent library, tourist information centre and many clubs and organisations to cater for every possible interest. The Church occupies a prominent position in the town centre and is built in the Victorian Gothic Style. Members of the congregation are very active in the life of the town and the parish has developed an extensive pastoral ministry among the older residents.
Lindale - St Paul (Licensed NSM Revd. George Wilson)
The village of Lindale is situated within the Lake District National Park, and approximately two miles from Grange-over-Sands. St Paul‟s Church offers services each Sunday and weekday children‟s clubs in term time. The village is served by: post office and village store, C of E primary school and nursery, village hall. A large proportion of the property is used as second/holiday homes. St Paul‟s Church is a Grade Two listed building which has seen many changes during its existence and is well kept and cared for by a willing group of volunteers.
Cartmel – The Priory (Team Vicar - Revd Nick Devenish - From 3rd Feb. 2012)
The parish is a rural farming community, with the village of Cartmel at its centre. It has a population of approximately 600 and, although there is a number of young people and families with children, there is also a high percentage of retired people. The parish has two church schools, the secondary school being the only one in the Peninsula. The village boasts a selection of small shops, cafes, several pubs, and a racecourse, which, together with the historic Priory (receiving over 60,000 visitors each year) and its related buildings, make it a centre for tourism. The 12th Century Priory church is the focal point for villagers and tourists alike. It is at the centre of the lives of so many where they can practise their faith and care for the needs of others.
Field Broughton – St. Peter (Team Vicar - Revd Nick Devenish - From 3rd Feb. 2012)
The Parish of Field Broughton is scattered over six hamlets, whose combined dwellings total less than 300. The parish has no shops, post office, pubs, schools or significant employment opportunities. It does have the beautiful church of St. Peter with Parish Rooms in Field Broughton and Village Hall at High Newton. There is no other place of worship in the parish.
The three parishes of Haverthwaite, Finsthwaite and Staveley (House for Duty Priest in Charge Revd. Canon Peter Calvert)
The three parishes of Haverthwaite, Finsthwaite and Staveley all lie within the Lake District National Park. At present they are served by a House for Duty priest who lives at Haverthwaite. These are small rural parishes. There is a Church of England VC Primary School at Haverthwaite and a care home. It also boasts a steam railway!