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All Saints Church

Grid Ref: NY 124307
Tel: 01900 825763

All Saints Church has a long history. In 1395 Henry Percy endowed a church here, said to have been ‘the most ancient and beautiful specimen of Gothic architecture in the North of England’. This was replaced in 1711 by a plain building. This burned down in 1850, and a third church was built in the Early English style.

The Church was dedicated in 1854, and the Bible and Prayer Book placed in the Church on that occasion are still preserved and on display. The groined ceiling and the Caen stone pulpit are worth noting.

The spire reaches a height of 180 feet and has some particularly splendid carving of the capitals of the pillars. The Church has some fine Victorian stained glass, the west window (1897) by Charles Kempe, and the east window (1853) [above] by John Hardman as a memorial window to William Wordsworth who was baptised here, and whose father John is buried in the churchyard.

Aerial photo by Simon Ledingham

Services :

  • 9.30am 1st Sunday-1st Sunday Service-All Age
  • 9.30am 2nd Sunday- Holy Communion Sung
  • 9.30am 3rd Sunday- Holy Communion No evening service.
  • 9.30am 4th Sunday Oasis Informal Service.
    6pm Occasional Oasis Service see church website for details of times and dates.
    ‘Refreshments served after every service’.

Parish Office:
Revd Godfrey Butland,
Team Rector, Cockermouth Area Team
The Parish Office
Christ Church Rooms
South Street, Cockermouth
CA13 9RU
Tel/Fax: Office: 01900 825763

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