The North Westmorland Benefice is a group of eight Church of England parishes, meeting regularly in eleven church buildings and two further closed churches now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

The Benefice includes the parishes of Askham and Lowther; Bampton with Mardale; Bolton; Clifton and Brougham; Crosby Ravensworth; Great Strickland; Morland (which includes Cliburn and Thrimby); and Shap with Swindale.

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Trinity Sunday

From the moment in history when the Holy Spirit came to those first disciples-turned-apostles, mankind has sought to understand God and to share their understanding with all who will listen.  

God's love is for all, at all times and at all places.

Our churches aspire to be the church in every place, offering regular worship and other activities for the benefit of the communities in which they work.

Each Sunday, we offer a variety of different services, led by different ministers and lay teams, to suit a variety of spiritual needs and preferences.

Services this Sunday

Click the link below to find out what we are doing this Sunday.

Sunday services

Pew sheet and readings

New pew sheets are published towards the end of the week, in time for Sunday.


Our new Growing Younger Minister, Ruth Hutchings, starts with us on 3rd June 2024. Ruth will be living in the Benefice and will soon become a familiar face to all our congregations and schools. We were delighted to welcome Ruth to the midweek communion service on Wednesday 17th April, to have coffee in the Mill Yard, Morland afterwards, and to begin to get to know her.


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