St Michael’s Church

St Michael’s, is the oldest building in Kirkby Thore, second only to the Roman fort of Bravoniacum, and for at least 900 years has served the village as its Parish Church. The Church’s heritage, physical and spiritual, is bound up with the lives of all who have lived and worked in Kirkby Thore for a millennium. St Michael’s continues  as the visible presence to support the ‘cure of souls’ of everyone in the parish.


To access St Michael’s Church Guide please click here.

Become a Friend of St Michael’s

Become a “Friend of St Michael’s” (with a nominal life subscription of £1 per household).  We shall keep ‘Friends’ informed of progress with the church, and provide a newsletter, and opportunities to have a say in what the church is doing and offering to the people of Kirkby Thore.  

To become a Friend  of St Michael’s or for more information, send a note with your name and address and your £1 subscription and/or donation (cheques to: ‘Kirkby Thore PCC – Project Fund’) to Michael Higginbottom, Piper Croft, Piper Lane, Kirkby Thore, Cumbria CA10 1UP, email: or deliver your note to the Village Shop/Post Office in Kirkby Thore.

Enquiries about services and requests for Baptisms, Weddings, Banns, funerals should be made to the Revd. Sarah Lunn, The Rectory, Long Marton (tel: 017683 61269).