Arnside St James

Form 1A

(Rules 3.2 and 4.6)

Standard Information (parish churches etc.)

Arnside St James
Carlisle Diocese Code: 8030
National Church Code: 607199
Latitude: 54.201022
Longitude: -2.831491
Top of Church Hill (in the Centre of village)
Carlisle
Arnside St James
Arnside
Arnside
Kendal

Built 1866. North aisle added 1905, South aisle 1914. Excellent pipe organ, attractive stained glass. Pews and communion rail have hand stitched tapestry kneelers. Attractive gardens. Mature trees, Millenium yew tree.

1866
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No
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No
Yes
Arnside and Silverdale
In AONB (of much wider context)
No
None
No
No
No
No
None
Erica Wright, The Wright Design Partnership Ltd, 15 Main Street, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria. LA6 2QQ 015242 71697.
03/11/2011

Though Arnside has a spectacular setting over Milnthorpe Sands, and the church in on a hill within it, it is surrounded by housing and a school so can neither see nor be seen until alongside. The bellcote and lancet windows remain resolutely ‘chapel’ in character, though the size kept increasing to serve a growing permanent and visiting population, having been substantially extended twice in 1905 and 1914. The resulting proliferation of gables (some with awkward junctions) portrays a true parish centre of prolific activity, not insignificantly sited by a Church of England assisted school. The sea of pews flows around the columns separating nave from side aisles, but the outer north has been partitioned off for ancillary uses – proving both the practical benefits and how difficult it is to incorporate this successfully. The clerestory windows and dormers give the nave unexpected height and light, but it is the stained glass, some typical, some memorable, that illuminates the living history of this worshiping community.

Established community role

Environment and facilities

Environment and facilities

Lots of flexible/separate spacesFacilities and flexibilty.

Ted Taylor
Church Warden
19/03/2016