St James, Ormside

St James, Ormside, Appleby, Cumbria CA16 6EJ View on map

Ancient 11th century Norman Church. Built by St Osmund, nephew of William the Conqueror. Built on an artificial mound from Roman times for defence, a tower was added in 12th century. Many artefacts have been found including the Ormside bowl now in York museum. Much of the original building can be seen.


Opening Arrangements

Our church is open at all times for the public.


3 miles from Appleby. B6260 to Orton; left at Burrells to Kirkby Stephen; left after 1 mile; through village. From M6 (south) junction 38 Tebay; from M6 (north) junction 40 Penrith. Appleby station 4 miles. No bus.

Parking Spaces


We arrange additional parking for large events ie weddings funerals

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes