1. Vicar's 1,000 mile pilgrimage to raise air ambulance funds
  2. Bishop and Rural Dean to steward the flock at the Maryport Blues Festival
  3. Diocese support for special project to help maintain Cumbria's historic churches
  4. Royal approval for Three Solway Churches project
  1. A west Cumbrian vicar is set to take on a gruelling 1,000 mile pilgrimage to help raise funds for the Great North Air Ambulance.
    Thursday 17 April 2014
  2. The Bishop of Penrith and the Rural Dean of Solway are to act as stewards at this year's Maryport Blues Festival.
    Wednesday 2 April 2014
  3. The Diocese of Carlisle is supporting a three year project, launched to help maintain Cumbria's historic churches.
    Tuesday 1 April 2014
  4. A project to mark the historic significance of three parish churches has received royal approval.
    Tuesday 18 March 2014
Furness Deanery

The Parish of Aldingham

Benefice: Aldingham, Dendron, Rampside and Urswick
Vicar: The Revd Alex Armstrong
Address: The Vicarage
Great Urswick
Telephone: 01229 581383

Aldingham St Cuthbert

Location: Aldingham Church hugs the Cumbrian side of Morecambe Bay and is open to the wild beauty of the Bay area. It is an idyllic location 3 miles along the ‘Coast Road’ from Ulverston just beyond the villages of Baycliffe and Scales, and attracts many visitors walking the coast or looking for a quiet, unspoilt beach. A haven of peace for folk from Barrow. The rural parish takes in Newbiggin and Roosebeck.
Description: The Church is largely of Norman origin (12th century) but a worn Anglo-Saxon cross fragment in the east wall and some evidence of Viking burials suggests a much older sacred site. It was extended substantially during the time of Revd. John Stonnard, friend to Queen Victoria; unfortunately his ‘extensions’ caused much of the earlier parts to be lost to us. Like many of our churches Aldingham reveals different generations and their attention through its visual architectural history. It is currently facing the need for substantial restoration work to fabric seriously eroded by the weather over the years. See the website for history and more pictures.
1st Sunday: 11.00am Mattins
2nd Sunday: 9.30am Communion at St. Matthews, Dendron
3rd Sunday: 11.00am All Age service
4th Sunday: 11.00am Communion
Aldingham St Cuthbert