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St John the Evangelist

A small, picturesque and much loved early 19th century church, situated above the village of Calder Vale, Lancashire, in beautiful woodland countryside.

Calder Vale, Lancashire

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Calder Vale

This church has much of interest, not least the beautiful structure and stained glass windows, the organ built by Wilkinson of Kendal in 1888. The first curate in charge was Revd Thomas Carter, who presided over the construction phase of the church and assisted at the consecration in August 1863.

Each year in April/May, the church is surrounded by bluebells and many people enjoy visiting from over a wide area. There are refreshments served in the church during this time, on Saturdays and Bank holidays and Bluebell Teas take place in the village hall on the Sunday afternoons.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Church of England

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