Whenever our door is Open, you are welcome

To serve the community of Allithwaite, Cumbria

At St Mary’s we are a church family for all ages. Our purpose is to reflect the light of God’s love into the heart of our community.

Happy 2022 – Our services are carrying on – but in light of the current state of the pandemic we ask you to wear a face covering, unless exempt, in the services.

As a church we are continuing our fellowship, care, mutual support and spiritual life in spite of limits on face-to-face meetings and collective worship.

Church members remain as engaged and active as ever, and….


  1. SUPPORT: We are offering phone-chats and support (such as doing some shopping for people who are self-isolated or ill in this parish), especially for those who have no friends or family nearby. Contact Isabel via her e-mail: [email protected]
  2. PRAYER: We do pray regularly for everyone in this parish, but if you have a particular need for prayer for yourself or anyone you’re concerned about, contact LIS via her e-mail: [email protected].
  3. FAITH: “St Mary’s in touch” is a new email network for the whole church and parish. It is intended to be a communal network, so everyone can contribute and suggest, offer, ask etc. If you’d like to keep in touch and receive spiritual resources to help you pray in these worrying times, and to strengthen you in faith, hope and peace of mind…. then contact REVD. AMIEL OSMASTON on [email protected]

For information regarding Baptisms, Weddings or Funerals, contact the Team Office on 015395 35560 or email [email protected]

Psalm 80: Turn us again to yourself, O Lord. Make your face to shine down on us. Only then shall we be saved.

We offer services from the traditional through to the informal. Have a look at our Worship page to see which one might be for you.

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Amanda Fogg who can be contacted on 015395 34341 or at: [email protected]




The church stands proudly on the land known as Little Templand at the highest point of the parish of St Mary, Allithwaite.

The church commands a fine view over the Kent estuary and was built together with the old vicarage, the school and the schoolhouse from the proceeds of the will of Mary Winfield Lambert, a local landowner who lived first at Abbot Hall, Kents Bank, and then at Boarbank Hall.

She died in 1857 but the buildings (at a total cost of £6,000) were not erected until 1864.

We welcome new parishioners or visitors to the area with open arms at present our worship takes place every Sunday at 9.30 am on first, third, fourth and fifth(depending on month). On the SECOND Sunday of each month our service is at 4.00 pm.