Our church roof was last renewed over 175 years ago and the deteriorated laths and brads need replacing. Many of the slates can be reused but the cost is still considerable.
This building supports our ministry which is woven together with many strands in the community -
The Church Council (PCC) takes its responsibility for the upkeep of the church for future generations, seriously. We have some limited funds and are making applications to grant making bodies.
Congregation members are playing their part with everyone being encouraged to do what they can. We cannot find this money alone. We welcome any donations, however big or small as any help will make a huge difference.
We aim to raise enough money to maintain and refurbish the interior, making it more accessible,
comfortable and flexible for all.
We aim to ensure the building’s use for worship and mission in the future.
We aim to raise £350,000 or more.
We aim to maintain the historic, beautiful and peaceful nature of Crosthwaite Church.
We aim to tithe all donations, excepting grants, and give 10% to charities which provide shelter to people who have no roof over their heads.
Rt Revd James Newcome (Bishop of Carlisle)
Dame Fiona Reynolds
Mr John Fryer-
Miss Elizabeth Barraclough
David Seymour (The Lingholm Estate Ltd)
Raising £196, 000 we can renew the roof – this work will be done first.
Raising £216,000 we can renew the roof and improve the heating as well.
Raising £255,000 we can provide the above, improve disabled access, provide a WC for the disabled and make dementia friendly improvements.
Raising £275,000 we can provide the above and add kitchen facilities.
Raising £285,000 we can put a clear screen to the tower to improve draught exclusion.
Raising £350,000 we can do all the above and provide more comfortable seating.
This building is both a legacy to hand on and an encouragement to today’s living community.
You can make a donation in the following ways:
Through ‘Just Giving’
By cheque: give/post to Church office or hand to churchwardens.
Every Sunday there is a designated Box for donations available at the back of the church
By ‘buying a slate’, see the display in church.
By BACS transfer to Crosthwaite PCC, HSBC Keswick – sort code 40-
using envelopes/forms available in church or from the Parish Office.
Vicar: Rev Stuart Penny 017687 72509 Parish Office 017687 71187
Crosthwaite Parish Office, The Parish Room, Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5NN
Crosthwaite Church is loved and valued by locals and visitors alike. It is a cherished part of the life and history of this area, yet also a place of living worship. It is open daily for any who seek peace and repose. The Vicar and congregation are very involved in many aspects of local community life. The building and its grounds are a community focal point.
Founded by St Kentigern in 553 AD, the list of incumbents stretches back centuries. The Church has links to the Lakeland poets: Southey, Coleridge and Wordsworth all worshipped here. Southey, worshipped here for forty years and is buried in this churchyard. There is a memorial to him inside the church, with an epitaph written by his friend William Wordsworth. Others interred in the church yard include former vicar Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, one of the founders of the National Trust: and his wife Edith with whom he founded the Keswick School of Industrial Art.