Jesus Church, Troutbeck

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Jesus Church, Troutbeck
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Jesus Church, Troutbeck, from the southwest
Jesus Church, Troutbeck is located in Cumbria
Jesus Church, Troutbeck
Jesus Church, Troutbeck
Location in Cumbria
Coordinates: 54°25′02″N 2°54′22″W / 54.4172°N 2.9061°W / 54.4172; -2.9061
OS grid referenceNY 413 028
LocationTroutbeck, Cumbria
WebsiteTroutbeck Village Association - Jesus Church
StatusParish church
Functional statusActive
Heritage designationGrade II*
Designated12 January 1967
Architectural typeChurch
MaterialsSlatestone, freestone dressings, slate roof
ArchdeaconryWestmorland and Furness
Vicar(s)Revd David Wilmot
Curate(s)Revd Jonathan Gillespie

Jesus Church is in the village of Troutbeck in the Lake District, Cumbria, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Windermere, the archdeaconry of Westmorland and Furness, and the diocese of Carlisle. Its benefice is united with that of St Mary's Church, Windermere.[1] The church is situated on the A592 Windermere to Patterdale road and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.[2]


There has been a church on this site from at least 1506 to serve the settlements in the Troutbeck Valley.[3] The current church building was built in 1736, but retains many features from the earlier building.[4]



Jesus Church is constructed in slate stone with freestone dressings and a slate roof. The tower, added in 1736, has three stages, clock faces on the west and south sides, and an embattled parapet with corner merlons. The five-light east window is Perpendicular in style, dating to 1873 and was designed by William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and Ford Madox Brown. There are 6 pointed windows in the south wall and 7 in the north wall along with a small three-light window in the tower.[2]


The nave and chancel are under a single roof, with the large beams being from the original church building. There is a west gallery accessed from a steep staircase in the tower. Seating is provided in the way of mid 18th century wooden pews. At the west end of the nave is the font, consisting of a shallow octagonal bowl on a tall stem. The stone pulpit is polygonal, and is decorated with blind traceried panels. A small lean-to extension to the north elevation contains an accessible toilet and kitchen.[2]

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  1. ^ "Jesus Church - More information". A Church Near You. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Historic England, "Jesus Church (1271827)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 14 January 2018
  3. ^ "Troutbeck – Jesus Church". Visit Cumbria. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Troutbeck Jesus Church". The Diocese of Carlisle. Retrieved 14 January 2018.