LAITHKIRK (THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY BARN)
'A thin place'
Nurture Each Other in Faith
Laithkirk was formerly a Tithe Barn for Lord Fitzhugh. Here the people of Mickleton would pay their tithes, crossing the River Lune by a ford. They would follow a winding track uphill behind the former Vicarage to the Tithe Barn.
The barn was given and converted to a church in 1577 and became a Parish Church in 1844. The building stands proudly overlooking the River Lune with what many who visit there says is one of the best views from a church doorway they have seen anywhere.
Described by some as a 'thin place' where heaven and earth meet it has an active ministry to the people of Mickleton Kelton, Lunedale and Holwick.