Duddon Valley Cumbria

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Church Services for the Parishes of Kirkby, Ireleth, Broughton and Duddon with Thwaites:
Services from January 2023

Church Services Broughton-in-Furness and surrounding area:

1st Sunday - 10am - Cafe Church
3rd Sunday - 10am - Celtic Worship
4th Sunday - 10am - Holy Communion

2nd Sunday - 10am - Holy Communion
3rd Sunday - 6pm - Evening Prayer

2nd Sunday - 6pm - Songs of Praise
4th Sunday - 6pm - BCP Evensong

5th Sunday - 6pm - Evening Prayer (April & July)

2nd Sunday - 11am - Informal Worship
4th Sunday - 12.30pm - Family Service

1st Wednesday - 10am - Morning Prayer
2nd Wednesday - 10am - Morning Prayer
3rd Wednesday - 10am - Morning Prayer
4th Wednesday - 10am - Morning Prayer
5th Wednesday - 10am - Morning Prayer

1st Sunday - 9.30am
2nd Sunday - 9.30am
3rd Sunday - 9.30am
4th Sunday - 9.30am
5th Sunday - 9.30am

See local church notice board for other services

Church Fund Raising events are held throughout the year
see local notice boards for more information

St John the Baptist

The Church of St John the Baptist at Ulpha is built on the site of a chapel of ease to the Church of Millom. There is no record of when it was built, but it is known that a Church existed in the 13th Century. The Church is a typical dales Church, constructed from rough local stone, with clear glass windows, and a bell turret containing two bells at the West end. You enter through a wooden lych gate with a slate roof.

The white painted walls have fragments of 18th Century decoration. One fragment is of the Lord’s Prayer. Once it was the custom to paint the Creed, Lord’s Prayer and the Ten Commandments on the chancel walls. There are also two drawings – one bears the name of the Churchwardens in 1793, and the other (below) bears the name of S. Danson who gave the lych gate and the original wooden porch.

The ancient octagonal font is Pre-reformation, and shows sign of once having been locked to prevent the holy water being stolen. There are two recesses in the North and East walls, where holy books were kept.

The chuchyard is divided by the road, the new ground being consecrated in 1916. To the East and South of the original churchyard flows the River Duddon.

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church in Seathwaite is a typical dales building, located in a small corner of the beautiful Duddon Valley. The church was built in 1874, replacing an earlier church. All that remains of the earlier church is a Holy Water stoup inside the South wall.

The Church has a simplicity in its furnishings – only the pews, pulpit and lecturn in the nave. Through the chancel arch is a curtained reredos behind the alter. Most of the windows are plain, but the East window is of stained glass – with three lights depicting the Ascending Christ with a pelican and her chicks above.

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