That the Churches, the surroundings and the Rectory buildings are creatively and sustainably utilised for the benefit of the local community, visitors and the Ministry and Mission of the church.

The Big Vision is the project title of the piece of work we are doing considering the three church buildings in Kirkby Lonsdale (St Mary's Church of England, Kirkby Lonsdale Methodist Church and St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church), the Rectory buildings including the Rectory, the Vicarage and St Mary's Cottage, and the Cemeteries, the Glebe Field and Cockpit Hill.

We started our community consultation with a stall on the Thursday market over the last 3 weeks in August. We have dropped a leaflet in all the houses in Kirkby Lonsdale and are delivering the leaflet with AKL in the villages around. A copy of the leaflet is here. If you have not received one through your door please print this one off and return it via the Tourist Information Centre or to the email address below.


The Project Team comprises Peter Gregson (Chair), Rev Richard Snow, Rev Wendy Thornton, Rev Anne Pettifor, Anne Foulerton, David Dalgoutte, Mike Cunningham and Merlin Hibbs. The Project Team can be contacted by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The comments received from the consultation with the congregations in May 2019 are here.

Market Stall Update

We have now completed our 3 market stall events and had many very good discussions with local people and visitors.