Kirkby Lonsdale's Religious Life


So far as I am aware Kirkby Lonsdale itself has three churches: Church of England, Methodist and Roman Catholic. (If anyone knows of any other denominations lurking in the nooks and crannies that are Kirkby, do let me know.)


The Church of England church in Kirkby is that of St Mary the Virgin and is located in the centre of the town but it is part of the Rainbow Parish made up of eight churches in the following locales:

Kirkby Lonsdale - St Mary the Virgin

Barbon - St Bartholomew's

Casterton- Holy Trinity

Hutton Roof - St John's

Lupton - All Saints

Mansergh - St Peter's

Middleton - Holy Ghost

Preston Patrick - St Patrick's

Further details of these eight churches, their contacts and services can be found on the Rainbow Parish website


The Methodist Church is located also in the centre of the town and has been in existence for some 170 years.  It is part of the Cumbria District of the Methodist Church.

 Further information about the church, services and contacts can be found on the Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church website.


The Roman Catholic Church  of St Joseph is located on Back Lane, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Further inforamtion about the church, beliefs, services and contacts can be found on the St Joseph's Church website