St Mary's Church Restoration

Church Roof and Restoration Project

Following years of unsucessful applications for help with replacement of the church roof, in 2019 and 2020, St Mary's Church Council sucessfully oversaw the complete replacement of the church roof with the project coming in under budget and in a much shorter timescale than anticipated. We are very grateful to everyone who donated to this project. The funding mainly came through individual generoisty and smaller, often local, grant making bodies. Thank you. 

There is still work to be done! 

If you would like to help enhance and safeguard the future of this church, there are many ways to support our ongoing work to keep this church a welcoming and usable space:

Online: Please visit our God fund me page:

Or use our Just Giving page:

Alternatively visit our Easyfundraising page to collect donations as you shop online! It costs you nothing, but supports the cause you choose:

Bank Transfer: Account name: St Mary’s Church Appeal (HSBC; Sort Code - 40-27-02; Account - 71713175)

For international transfers use this IBA No.: GB18HBUK40270271713175. 

Cheque (payable to “St Mary’s Ingleton Roof Fund”): C/o Rev Nick Trenholme; St Mary’s Vicarage, Main Street, Ingleton, Carnforth LA6 3HF

In church (open most weekdays):  Please put donations in the wall safe near the main door.


The Story Up to 2019

St Mary’s Church, Ingleton is in real need of help. We need to put a new roof on the ageing structure. The building has been certified as having solid foundations with no sign of slippage over the last 1,000 years. However significant challenges remain to make it water tight and to safeguard it for the future.

We have sought funding from a major grant-making body and have been turned down four times. A violent storm this winter damaged the roof and our insurance claim was declined. We have the money to start the repair work at one end of the church, and we are committed to doing this. However we need to raise an additional £300,000 to complete the immediate external repairs.

A church has stood on this spot for almost 1,000 years. This is the third church that has been built on this site. It is a Grade II* Listed building with a Norman Tower, one of the real historical features of this lovely village.

We are sorry to need to share this with you. The church is here for the needs of the village. Many of the people of Ingleton have attended church at some point in their lives, either regularly, for weddings, funerals and christenings, or simply to come to special services. Visitors likewise enjoy spending time looking at the Victorian design and appreciating the peace found here. We are all the custodians of the village church.


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