St. Peter's is an outstanding example of the decorated style of architecture, with its warm red sandstone and distinctive shingled spire and clay tiled roof, an unusual feature in the Lake District.
The striking pink sandstone is expressed internally and the beautiful architecture adds another dimension to this peaceful space.
Designed by Austin & Paley and definitely one of their finest commissions in the area, architectural themes are picked up throughout the building and include the design of the lychgate. The spirit of the Arts & Crafts movement is reflected here with the architect being involved in every element of the design, the carvings on the pew ends and fronts and the pulpit are each unique, and quite beautiful.
When visiting, pay special attention to the very fine stained glass windows. The beautiful muted colours of the east window by CE Kempe depicts Our Lord’s Passion. A William Morris window shows Faith Hope and Charity, and there are several windows by Abbott and Co.
Spectacular stained glass
Social heritage stories
National heritage here
Level access to the main areas
On street parking at church
Parking within 250m
Accessible toilets nearby
Walkers & cyclists welcome
Space to secure your bike
* Every day between Palm Sunday and the end of October, weekends only in winter time.
There is free wifi in the church.
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