Events in Temple Sowerby and nearby Newbiggin are listed below.

There is a separate page which lists regular village activities and clubs.

For these click here.

Saturday 3rd August 2019

Temple Sowerby Flower Show

Sunday 2nd June 2019 11.30am – 2pm

Soup and Pudding

Come along and join us for a Soup and Pudding meal at the Victory Hall.

Adults £6 / Children under 12yrs £3

Tuesday 28th May 2019 at 7pm

NEW Temple Sowerby Gardening Group

Are you interested in growing Flowers, Vegetables or Fruit, Flower Arranging, keeping the perfect Lawn or admiring other gardens and looking for inspiration for your own?  A new group is being set up in our village and you will be most welcome to attend.  This first meeting is at the Victory Hall in Temple Sowerby and will be to meet other people who share the same interest, be it their garden or allotment, plan future meetings, plant swaps, garden visits etc.  It is anticipated that meetings will be monthly, but the exact date and time is yet to be agreed.


Everyone welcome. Cost £1 per meeting

Saturday 18th May 2019

Coffee Morning in aid of Temple Sowerby Flower Show
Coffee, Tea and Cakes. Plants for sale.
10am to Midday.

Saturday 11th May 2019 at 2pm

 Temple Sowerby Bake Off

A welcome return for this popular event.  It is free to enter and there is a children’s section too.

Cakes will be judged by Dorothy Allen.

Entry to the event includes Tea/Coffee and of course a Slice of Cake is £3.

See entry form for more details.

Click here for Entry Form – To be back to us by 4th May

Thursday 11th April 2019


 Village Litter Picking

Ava and Jack will be doing a village litter pick up, most of Thursday, to raise funds for a school trip to South Africa.  They must raise £600 each, and they have decided to do something to benefit their local community and the environment.  Consider sponsoring them on the day, or you can contact the village website on for information on how to donate.

Sunday 7th April 2019 at 10am-2pm


 Back by popular demand      ALL DAY BREAKFAST

Well not quite all day!  Breakfast will be served from 10am to 2pm in the Victory Hall.

Adults – £6 Children under 12yrs – £3

Starting Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 10am until 12.30pm



A coffee morning is to be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 10am to 12.30pm.  It will be held downstairs in the Victory Hall.  A chance to catch up with friends and neighbours as well as meet new people.  Tea and cake too.  WiFi. All welcome.

ART DROP IN – If you would like to bring along something you are working on, there will be an area of the Hall set aside for this during the Coffee Morning.

The post office van arrives outside the Hall at midday.

Friday 8th March 2019


Friends of Temple Sowerby School invite you to a Ceilidh to be held in the Victory Hall at 6pm for a 6.30pm start until 9pm.

Pizza, Hot Dogs, Crisps, Sweets available to buy.

Licensed Bar        Raffle

Purchase Tickets from Temple Sowerby School Office.

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019

Make Your Own Lampshade

Just bring a metre of a fabric of your choice for this half day course. Just £30. Tea and Cake included.

Booking essential: Contact Laura by email or phone 07843 865556

Saturday 26th January 2019 at 7.30pm for 8pm Start

Burns Supper.

Bagpipes, Poetry, Speeches, Dancers and of course Haggis (veggie option available) to Celebrate.

Bar and Raffle

Entry by Ticket only – £15 per person       (book before Monday 21st January)

To book call Dorothy 017683 62652 or Angela 017683 61534

Proceeds to Hospice at Home and Victory Hall

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 7.30pm

Temple Sowerby Flower Show AGM
In the Residents Lounge of the Kings Arms Hotel, Temple Sowerby.
All welcome.

Saturday 5th January 2019 at 7pm

Quiz night / Pie & Peas Supper

A welcome return of this popular event. Teams of up to 6. Limited numbers so book early. Call Rowena 07711499644.    £7.50 per person

Raffle and Bar.


Thursday 20th December 2018 at 6pm

Village Christmas Carol Singing

Meet at 6pm outside the Victory Hall.

Wrap up, bring a torch and we shall sing carols at various points around the village. All welcome.

Sunday 16th December 2018 at 3pm

Join us for Christmas Carols in St James Church, Temple Sowerby, followed by tea the Victory Hall.

Meet at the Church at 3pm

Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 12 noon for 12.30 p.m.

Come and enjoy Christmas Lunch in the Victory Hall
Adults £15.00   Children £7.00
Book early to avoid disappointment   (limited seating)
Reservations only – Ring Dorothy on 017683 62652 before 26th November
Bring your own wine / vegetarians catered for

Saturday 24th November 2018 at 3pm

House at Temple Sowerby         Unfortunately this event has been Cancelled
New owners Alison and Andi Sambrook invite you to:
Afternoon Tea and Prosecco with best-selling author Caroline James
There will be an audience Q&A and a book signing.

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Saturday 13th October 2018 at 7pm

Fashion Show and Pop Up Shop is back by popular demand.  Our last Event sold out so get your tickets early. High Street brands at 50% or more discount.
Charity raffle: FABULOUS prizes to be won at the show!
7pm for a 7.30pm start.
Tickets are £6 and include a drink. and should be purchased in advance.
For tickets and more information please contact:
Tina 07794996632 or Angela 07766935854

Harvest Festival

at St James Church

Temple Sowerby

Friday 5th October 2018 at 9.15am

Temple Sowerby C of E School
Celebrate Harvest Festival in St James Church

Home Made and Grown Produce
Tea and Coffee
Donations in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

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The 1914-18 War Exhibition

Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September 2018

This Special Exhibition in the Victory Hall is to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. The exhibition will include the stories of local people who were involved in the war, along with memorabilia of the “Lonsdale Pals” and the history of our own Victory Hall built to commemorate the end of the war.
Satuday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm.
Refreshments available.
A Concert of Memories in the Village Church on Saturday at 7pm is to include songs, poems, a piper and bugler. Tickets for this available 017683 61534/61094.
There will be a Remembrance Service on the Sunday at 10.45am.

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Friday 28th September 2018 at 8.30am-12noon

Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning is being held in upstairs meeting room at Temple Sowerby Medical Practice.

Coffee, Tea and Cake. Cake Stall.

All money raised helps make a difference.

Tuesday 11th September 2018 at 11.30-2.30pm

Enjoy a Soup and Pudding Lunch in the Victory Hall.

Adults £6 Children £3

Tuesday 4th September 2018 at 7pm

In Victory Hall
A presentation aimed at those that use the internet and would like to improve their security. Presented by Chris Rush and Tom Bennett

Tuesday 28th August 2018 at 7pm

In Victory Hall
Aimed at people who don’t use the internet or who think they could use it more. This is an overview of some of the potential benefits of being online. Presented by Chris Rush and Tom Bennett

Saturday 11th August 2018 at 2pm

Temple Sowerby Flower Show
Appleby Town Band 2pm
View exhibits in Victory Hall and Church from 2.30pm
Refreshments available

Drop-in Sessions

Drop-in Sessions to discuss the planned A66 road works and road closures scheduled for September/October 2018. All sessions are 5-7pm.
Kirkby Thore Village Hall – 18th, 25th July and 1st August
Appleby Public Hall – 12th and 19th July
Highways England Offices, Penrith – Friday evenings until 31st August


Sunday 22th July 2018 at 2pm

Come along and enjoy a Vintage Afternoon Tea in the garden of Thornfield, Temple Sowerby.
Adults £6 and Children £3
Proceeds to Victory Hall


Monday 9th July 2018 5-7pm

Drop-in Session at Temple Sowerby Victory Hall to discuss planned A66 road works and road closures scheduled for September/October 2018.


Friday 6th July 2018 at 6pm

Tickets must be bought in advance.
Fun Family Evening with BBQ and Games.
Tickets available from school Adults £5 children £2.50


at St James Church

Temple Sowerby

Saturday 16th June 2018 at 2pm

Bring and Buy Plant Sale – St James Church, Temple Sowerby.
This will include flower and vegetable plants. Bring along any spare plants you have.
£2 entry includes refreshments.
Funds raised will go towards improvments to the Church.

Saturday 12th May 2018 – 10-11.30am in Victory Hall

Coffee Morning and Bring and Buy Plant Sale
Collect the 2018 Flower Show Schedule.

Tuesday 24th April 2018 at 6.30pm in Victory Hall

Friends of Victory Hall 

Meeting of Friends to discuss future events in Hall.

All welcome.

Saturday 24th March 2018 at 2pm in Victory Hall

 Temple Sowerby Bake Off

Enter your cake into our village Bake Off.

Cakes will be judged by Laura Harker. It is free to enter and there is a children’s section too.

Entry to the event, including Tea/Coffee and of course a Slice of Cake is £3.

Click here for Entry Form to be back to us by 17th March

Saturday 10th March 2018 at 10.30am

Orchard workshop – grafting

Booking Essential.

Click Here.

Saturday 3rd March 2018 at 7.30pm in Victory Hall

Sorry Event Cancelled due to Snow

 Gardeners’ Questions

In support of the Temple Sowerby Flower Show – Joan Robinson, community gardener, and Tricia Acland with her challenging Mungrisedale fellside garden will talk about what gardening means to them, and then take questions. Entry is £5 and includes a glass of wine or soft drink.

Saturday 10th February 2018 at 10.30am

Apple tree pruning workshop.

Booking Essential.

Click Here.

Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 1pm

At The Kings Arms    

This FREE course will demonstrate basic resusitation techniques, how to deal with choking and the use of a defibrillator.

Please sign up in the pub beforehand or let us know if you would like to come. Phone 01768362944  or email

Wednesday 31st January at 7pm in Victory Hall

Flower Show AGM

Report on 2017 Show and planning for 2018 Show. Everyone welcome.

Tuesday 30th January at 7pm in Victory Hall

Victory Hall AGM

Everyone welcome.

Tuesday 23rd January at 7.00pm

Now that we have better broadband, it’s time to find out how using the internet delivers great benefits to everyone:
• Gain new skills and expertise
• Find the best deals & how to make your money go further
• Be more in touch with family and friends
• Get support to be more independent
• Get more out of benefits, services and finances
• Be more Entertained
• Be Safe On Line
There’s lots more in it for you.   No need to book. Turn up on the night. FREE EVENT in Victory Hall.

Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 1pm

At The Kings Arms     Cancelled and Rescheduled for 7th February

This FREE course will demonstrate basic resusitation techniques, how to deal with choking and the use of a defibrillator.

Please sign up in the pub beforehand or let us know if you would like to come on 01768362944  or

Sunday 17th December 2017 at 3pm

Join us for Christmas Carols in St James Church, Temple Sowerby, followed by tea the Victory Hall.

Monday 11th December 2017 at 10am

Temple Sowerby CE Primary School perform Off to Bethleham a Christmas Musical based on the Nativity.

No booking required. Performance is in the Victory Hall. Donations to School.

Sunday 3rd December 2017

Come and enjoy Christmas Lunch in the Victory Hall.

Turkey and all trimmings, Christmas Pudding and Mince Pies. Bring your own drinks.

All for £15. Reservations required – Contact Dorothy on 017683 62652.

Saturday 18th November 2017 at 7pm

Quiz night / Pie and Peas Supper

A warm meal and a friendly quiz. Organise a team of 4-6 or join one on the night.

Call Mary 62052 or Chis 62387 to reserve your place. Bring your own drink.


Thursday 16th November 2017 at 7pm


Important Village Hall Meeting

Come and hear about the plans for the village hall, including an update on hall finances and the proposed alterations to the hall.
It is a chance for people in the village to comment on what they would like the hall to be used for, and to ensure it can be supported and funded in the future.

Victory Hall Committee

Saturday 28th October 2017

Kings Arms, Temple Sowerby

Everyone Welcome to our Halloween Party

Fancy Dress, Live Music 9pm-12am

Free Hotdogs

Sunday 15th October 2017

Newbiggin Recreation are organising a ramble this year to support this worthy cause.  On Sunday afternoon 15th October we’ll walk along Crowdundle Beck to Acorn Bank café for a rest and refreshments before walking back.  We hope many residents, friends and relatives will join us for exercise, lovely scenery and social chat along the way.
Assemble at Newbiggin Reading Room at 1.45pm where we ask that each family make a donation of £10 to Children in Need.  All proceeds from this event will be donated and we can raise even more money if you’re willing to get sponsored.  To find out more about the Countryfile Ramble click here.
We hope for fine weather, but expect the grass to be long and wet, with mud in some places.  Dogs are welcome on a lead, except inside the café.  There are no stiles on the route.
In the spirit of Pudsey Bear we invite the young at heart (of any age) to bring their own bear on the ramble.  Other soft toys are also welcome.

Saturday 7th October 2017

Ladies Fashion Show and Pop Up Shop -7pm.



Friday 6th October 2017

Temple Sowerby Cricket Club presents Squeezebox, a 3-piece acoustic band who will be performing a range of covers and original material throughout the evening.
It is £10 per ticket and there will be a bar with soft and slightly stronger beverages. We will also be having our end of season awards and providing food. The event will be in Temple Sowerby Victory Hall starting at 7.30pm.