It is with great sadness that we learnt that John Holt of The Old Rectory, Tatham, passed away on Tuesday evening, 16th June 2020. John was granted his wish of dying peacefully in his armchair at home and our thoughts and prayers are with Phyllis, Roo, Ian and all his family as they grieve for this much loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

With the proposed reopening of churches scheduled for the beginning of July (hopefully), the PCC at St James the Less has been planning a celebration to mark the occasion.  It also appears that John, although wishing for a private family funeral, did express a wish for the community to join together to give thanks for his life and therefore the PCC, with the approval and support of the Holt family and Mark Cannon, the vicar, are proposing that the community should join together, for the first time in many weeks, at an outdoor service and picnic to celebrate John's life and enjoy our first social with the easing of lockdown and an opportunity to share our many fond memories of John.

Date: Sunday, 19th July 2020 at 11:00 at St James the Less Church, Tatham

Format: Outdoor service although the church will be open for private prayer if government regulations permit.

Recommendations: come prepared for all weathers and bring a picnic and chairs.  After the service the community will be able to come together to enjoy a picnic and maintain social distancing.

If you will require assistance in bringing your chairs and picnic up to the church, please contact Margaret Whatmough. or tel/text : 07796 661891,  and she will arrange assistance.



Even though the Church is currently closed, work has recently started on the vestry roof extension, which will prevent flooding in the boiler room (located under the vestry), which has an external staircase access.

As can be seen from the picture below, an impressive wood support has been made.

More pictures of the work will be uploaded onto this page as the project progresses.


The picture below shows the nearly completed work as of 10th June, 2020....just the guttering & then it's finished.

Many thanks to Graham & David Sykes & Graham Atkinson for their excellent work.


Even though the Church Services have been suspended, the Friends 100 Club is still "in action".

In May 2020, the total prize money awarded was £199.50.

For further information about the Friends 100 Club, please click here.


Benefice of East Lonsdale – Suspension of Church Services

The Church of England has announced that all church services are to be
suspended at present, with the exception of funerals.

At present we do not know how long the suspension will last.

Please click here to go to the Benefice Website for details to help us all at this time.

All our churches are involved in our local communities' efforts to help those
in need.

Personal contact can be made with:
Mark Cannon - 015242 21030

Sister Sue OCMM - 03330 119563


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In view of the current situation regarding this pandemic, the Church of England has made available their advice for all their churches.

This advice, which is updated as neccessary, is on the  Church of England website, which can be accessed by clicking here.


Lower Tatham Church welcomes you to our community!

About Us

All are welcome at the Church of St James the Less, Lower Tatham.

Situated in the picturesque Lune Valley there has been a Church on this site for many centuries.

Whether you're new to the neighbourhood or new to worship, we would like to welcome you to our Church.

If you are new to the neighbourhood, you could look into joining our "Friends" group. For further details of this group click here.

There is also a singing for fun group ~ "The Wenning Voices" which is well supported. For further details of this group click here.

We have also just started Campanology sessions. For further details of these click here.

We have produced a "Welcome " leaflet which contains useful information if you have recently moved into the area.

This can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

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If you have any suggestions about this site or if you have any problems using this site or if you have a general enquiry please do not hesitate to utilise this site's " Contact us " page by clicking here. Your message will be responded to as soon as is practicable.

Should your enquiry be of an urgent/semi-urgent nature it is recommended that you contact the vicar (Rev. Mark Cannon-015242 21030) or the Church Contact ( Phyllis Holt-015242 21443).

 This is a typical display at the Harvest Service.