Welcome to Temple Sowerby, Cumbria.

“Temple Sowerby has rightly been known as the Queen of Westmorland Villages for several hundred years, it’s sandstone buildings clustered around a beautiful village green, ringed by tall trees. The village is located 6 miles from Penrith which is on the West Coast mainline and close to the M6. The busy A66 now bypasses the village which is peaceful once more with many views little changed over the years. For visitors the village has a pub, a hotel and bed and breakfast as well as being close to the National Trust site Acorn Bank

This website is intended to share details of our beautiful village and the many activities that it’s residents enjoy.”


Over the next few months, some of us will need to stay at home for a period to protect ourselves from the risk of infection by the virus, or to protect others from being infected by us. There is updated advice about this on the news or government/NHS websites.

You may need help during that time – for instance, with shopping, collecting a prescription, walking your dog or to have someone to chat to if you are stuck at home for a while. Any of us could need this support.

So we are setting up a support group:

If you would like to help, please let us know (thank you to those who already have). We will take your details and contact you as the situation develops.

If at any time during the next few months you find you need help, please get in touch via the following contacts and our support group will then be mobilised.


Caryl 07740 422310 or caryl.varty@btinternet.com

Kevin 07768 858515
Andy 017683 61578

For those who use and are familiar with WhatsApp, we have a WhatsApp group. Download the WhatsApp app on your smartphone and contact Angela Mathers on  07766 935854 or Caryl (see above) to join. It would be helpful to us if as many as possible can join the group.

Note: the latest, accurate, daily updated government and NHS information is available at:

UK Government Response – Click here

NHS -click here

A message from the Village Hall Committee:

Owing to the above situation, future events at the Hall are postponed until further notice. This includes the 1st April Spud n Pud and 2nd April AGM.

Sincere apologies from the Trustees.


Other Village Events and Clubs have also been cancelled or postponed due to the Covid 19 outbreak.  Please check with the organiser for more information.




Temple Sowerby Parish Council currently have a vacancy for a councilor and are inviting applications of interest

The Parish Council meet every other month in the Victory Hall where village issues are discussed. For an informal chat, or if you would like any further information on the position or would like to express an interest, please contact the Parish Clerk:

Caroline Fancott-Beynon

07842 585612



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