LAST week’s church with its splendid spire was All saints, Burton-in- Lonsdale, and was correctly identified by a number of people, Edward Scott, Eileen Briggs, George Parker, and Mary Myers.

Margaret Pickup was also correct, adding that “mam and dad, Jean and Bob Newhouse, were married there on June 16, 1951.”

The church is part of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds within the Ingleborough team, which also includes churches at Bentham, Ingleton and Thornton-in-Lonsdale.

Completed in 1870, the church was designed by Lancaster based architects, Paley and Austin.

It has a tall ‘broach spire’ which sits on top of the church tower containing the original six bells and frame by Warners of London, says the church website.

Of interest to visitors is stained glass by Hardman of Birmingham and by Shrigley and Hunt of Lancaster, and also a vaulted chancel roof.

The first vicar of the church was the Rev Frederick Binyon, father of the poet Laurence Binyon, who lived from 1869 to 1943.

His poem ‘For the Fallen’ is used at Remembrance Day services across the country. Some of Laurence Binyon’s poems reflect his love of the area. There is one war grave in the churchyard.

The church has completed a full restoration of its spire after being awarded a large grant from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Fund. The website says: “Our parishioners worked hard all year round raising the remainder of the finance needed - making the restoration a true community project. The spire can be seen for miles around and if you are driving or walking in the area you will appreciate the beauty of this important landmark from many different viewpoints.”

This week’s church was also pictured by Philip Winstanley - but where is it?