LAST week’s church, pictured below, was Holy Trinity Church near the delightful hamlet of Howgill, near Sedbergh.

On the Church of England’s ‘a church near you’ website, it is described as a standing on a country lane near Howgill, between Sedbergh and Tebay, Cumbria.

It is an active Anglican church in the Parish of Lune, of the Diocese of Carlisle. Howgill itself consists of only a few cottages, an old school and school-house.

The church, built in 1838, is well hidden but worth the search.

It has a beautiful and peaceful location and can be the start and finish of a walk into the nearby Howgill Fells. A footpath connects the hamlet with the nearby Dales Way.

Howgill Church is now part of the small united benefice of Lune, along with Firbank and Killington Churches, both also well worth a visit for their lovely locations and spiritual ambience.

The grade two church was built to a design by the Lancaster architect Edmund Sharpe in the Gothic revival style popular at the time, and replaced a small chapel on the other side of Chapel Beck that dated back to about 1685.

The main person responsible for its creation was Rev Isaac Green, the second master at the nearby leading public school, Sedbergh School, and incumbent of the parish.

The land was given by Stephen Sedgwick.

The new church was consecrated on October 29 1838 by the Rt Rev Charles Longley, Bishop of Ripon.

What about this week’s structure, for many years a source of great wonder for people who came from far and wide to see it - especially when it was known a special boat was passing under it. Suggestions by 8am on Monday to