St Anne’s Haverthwaite

St Anne's Haverthwaite

At the moment we are in what the church calls an “Interregnum” a posh word for not having a resident Vicar so Churchwardens shoulder the service rota in-between Clergy led services. The only thing we miss in Lay led services is Holy Communion but it also means that those services which are lay led can bring in innovations and fresh expressions to the services as they are less formal than a Eucharist service.

After each service we have Tea/Coffee in the hall and a really good natter which means a lot to country folk. Many of them don’t see one another too much during the week, so Sunday services become the catch up day for a laugh and chuckle alongside the natter, sometimes a shoulder for sympathy and a chance to unburden and recharge the batteries. Whether you are local, a short term or regular visitor you’ll be made welcome.

If you like the sound of that – why not join us at one of our services, and have a cuppa and a natter!

Below the services poster is a copy of our Parish Broadcast ‘community news’ which you can read on the screen or download.

July Services 2024 at St Anne’s Haverthwaite

July 21024 Services

August 2024

August 2024 Services

Safeguarding at St Anne’s Haverthwaite

At St Anne’s Haverthwaite, we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all. We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance. If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding, please contact our safeguarding officer.

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Miss Loraine Birchall


Phone : 07877979829

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Joanna Van Lachterop and she can be contacted at or at 07458 016884. Joanna’s working days are Monday to Friday.

Out of Hours Support:

If Joanna is unavailable and you are concerned that an adult is being abused, or at risk, you should report it by contacting Adult Social Care, Cumberland Council. Emergency Out of Hours – 01228 526690

If you are concerned about a child or young person, please contact:

Cumberland Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727 (if it relates to a concern in the Allerdale, Carlisle or Copeland area) or,

Westmorland and Furness Safeguarding Hub on 0300 373 2724 (if it relates to a concern in the Barrow, Eden or South Lakeland area).

If you believe that a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires medical attention, call the emergency services on 999.

More information here

Please come and visit St Anne’s, children are welcome and when we know they are coming we try to involve them in the service in some way, we also keep a small amount of toys for the toddlers and young people to play with.

We don’t care whether you believe in God, or Jesus, what matters to us is that you are here and joining in with what we churched folk call “Fellowship”. It can and does make a big difference to village life when we get together to do things within and for our community and we are always looking to support projects that make for a better life for our residents near and far.