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 are starting our community consultation with a stall on the Thursday market on the 15th, 22nd and 29th August. Please come along and say hello. We are also doing a leaflet drop to every house in Kirkby Lonsdale over the next few weeks. A copy of the leaflet is here 


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 had good discussions with many people, local and visiting on the 15th August. If you did not see us on the 15th, please come along and say hello over the next couple of weeks.