Appleby Church recent Repairs and Improvements Grants

Welcome to St Michael & All Angels,

serving the communities of Appleby Magna & Parva

 

Church          

The church is open Tuesday to Thursday between 10am & 3pm for visitors or private prayer. For service times please check the calendar page of this website.

The church has played an important role in the community here for over 800 years, as we are known to have had a Rector here in the time of King John.

The chapel, in the north-east corner, is the oldest part of the church. This chapel is where members of the Appleby family were buried. The chapel, originally dedicated to St. Helen, now contains the Vestry and the organ.


Major renovations to the church were carried out between 1829-32, and again 1871-72, under the patronage of the Moore family.

This Grade 11* listed 14th century building has beautiful medieval, Georgian, and Victorian stained-glass windows, and Georgian oak box pews.

 

Church Hall

The hall was built as a school for girls in 1845, the boys attending the Grammar School in Appleby Parva. It later became the village primary school. In 1962 it was bought from the Board of Education, to become the church Hall, after the primary school moved into the grammar school building.

 

Maintenance of both buildings is the responsibility of the local congregation, and we are grateful to various funding bodies who have helped us carry out repairs & improvements.

 

More recently, in 2020 we received a grant from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, administered by Historic England, for repairs to some chancel windows, as the church continues to be a place of solace and worship, and #HereForCulture. In 2022 we were able to add secondary glazing to the hall windows thanks to grants from NWLDC, Mercia Park Community Fund, the Bernard Sunley Foundation & other local funders.