St Mark's Church, Cautley [view on map]

Rev. Andy Burgess

015396 20018

St. Mark's Church, Cautley

St Mark’s church was built in 1847 to serve the people of Cautley, which is a sparsely populated dale running North from Sedbergh towards Kirkby Stephen. This is hill-farming country and the scenery is spectacular, with soaring fells, lush pastures and traditional stone farmhouses. The view from the churchyard is stunning. Two miles further north is the impressive waterfall, Cautley Spout.

The church is open all day, every day and visitors are welcome at all times. The building is a resource to be used by locals and visitors alike for spiritual refreshment and development. The peaceful atmosphere at St. Mark’s makes it an excellent place for silent prayer and meditation.

The churchyard contains many species of wild flowers, including the early purple orchid, and is home to a variety of wildlife.

You can read a brief history of the church on our building page from the link below.


St. Mark’s Church is approximately three miles from Sedbergh on the A683 (follow signs to Kirkby Stephen).  There is a parking lay-by opposite the church.

Family History

Records of baptisms, marriages and burials are kept at the church. A database printout of baptisms and marriages is held at the Sedbergh and District History Society office in Sedbergh.

Services at St Mark’s

Visitors are always welcome at services. The usual pattern of services is as follows:

1st Sunday of month   – 2.30 pm Holy Communion

3rd Sunday of month – 9.30 am Northumbrian Morning Prayer

5th Sunday of month – 2.30 pm Taize Service

        Check upcoming services by visiting:

St Mark’s Church Cautley – The building

St. Mark’s church was built in 1847 and designed by the eminent Victorian architect William Butterfield.

View details ›