Appleby Church


 St. Lawrence

  • Bells:     6: 10 cwt (508 kg) in G
  • Service Ringing:     Please check
  • Practice:     Monday  7.30 pm (alternates with Shap)
  • Grid:      NY683205
  • Postcode:      CA16 6QW


Sue Grainger (Sec), Laurel Bank, Kirkby Thore, Penrith CA10 1XN

Phone:    0787 640 3895


Getting there:

By Road:

From the A66 Follow signs to Appleby into built up area by river. Look for turn over bridge marked Orton/Tebay (B6260). Cross bridge and continue into Boroughgate. Church is to your right behind ‘The Cloisters’. From M6 at Tebay (Junction 38) Take first exit at roundabout and follow road for Appleby (via Orton) approx 12 miles (B6260). As you enter Appleby you pass the castle at the top of Boroughgate; the church is at the foot of the hill.


  • On Street: Can be tricky on Saturdays, as there is a Market occupying the nearest car parking zone to the church. The town is also very busy on this day. There are Disc Parking zones: 2 hr at lower end of Boroughgate & Market Area 3 hr mid to upper Boroughgate, side streets and area over the bridge.
  • Car Parks:

Pay & Display: Broad Close. Near to Church

Free: far end of Chapel Street (continuation of road past Broad Close Car Park). Gentle stroll to church.

Coach/Bus park free for 90 minutes, next to Moot Hall.

By Rail:

The famous Settle-Carlisle Line runs through Appleby and can add scenic enjoyment at the beginning and end of your visit. The station is high above the town and the walk back (a generous mile) is a stiffish climb – allow plenty of time for your train connection. The Friends of Settle-Carlisle Line operate a shop in Appleby Station and memorabilia is on display. There is a special memorial here for the late Bishop Treacy who died on the station while photographing his beloved steam engines. Direct line to Carlisle, Settle, Skipton, Leeds & Aire Valley stations.


Enter the church through the main door. The oor to the staircase , new in 2018, up to the ringing room is through the screen behind the organ.


None at the church.

Public Toilets:

 In entrance to Public Hall, Boroughgate,

At Broad Close Car Park (Disabled Facilities)

At Shire Hall, over bridge, turn right, opposite Co-op. Some Appleby


Church Links:

Appleby Parish  Website


North Pennines Website

Settle Carlisle Partnership Website

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