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Gamblesby Methodist Church

A traditional sandstone Victorian Methodist Church and attached School Room restored in 2021 as a vibrant worship and community space.

Gamblesby, Cumbria

Opening times

Open daily from May to September 10am to 5pm.
Access can be arranged at other times by contacting John Slee on 07971446286.


The Village Green
CA10 1HY

We are a Methodist Church in the county of Cumbria. Wonderful things are happening within our small rural community as use of the building and congregations increase in association with our outreach work.

Gamblesby has a population of 300 and is located 10 miles East of Penrith in one of the most sparely populated parts of England. John Wesley, our founder, first visited the village from Hartside in 1751 preaching from the vantage point at Hilltop Farm. He then took a personal interest in designing and building one of the first Methodist chapels in Cumbria. He visited the village three times.

The existing chapel was built in 1864 and the 150th anniversary was celebrated in 2014 with a re-enactment of John Wesley’s first visit and preaching.

  • Famous connections

  • Wifi

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Level access throughout

  • Car park at church

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Weekly Coffee Mornings on a Tuesday 10.30am to 12noon.

  • Services held at 2pm on Second and Fourth Sundays.

  • Methodist Church

  • Foundation Grant, £4,250, 2020

  • Our Foundation Grants fund urgent maintenance work and small repairs to help keep churches open.

Contact information

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