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The Parish Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Alston

Unusually dedicated to St Augustine of Canterbury, the first record of a Church on this site dates to 1154, when King Henry II appointed Galfrid as rector. The current Church dates from 1869, when the Church of 1770 was demolished (at a cost of £74 and 11 shillings) and a new building erected for the sum of £4,245 15s 8d. A spire was added in 1886 cost not recorded!
There are many interesting features within the Church, including a reredos dating from 1899, the 16th Century Derwentwater bell and the oak chancel screen, which is a memorial to those of Alston who fell in the Great War 1914 1918.
A booklet detailing the history of the Church is available on site (donations), while more information may be found on the Visit Cumbria web site at: LinkExternal link
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Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2015, Updated: Fri, 10 Jul 2015


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