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The Shepherds church | by Lord Skully
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The Shepherds church

Christ Church is known as the Shepherds church and stands in an isolated position to the west of the hamlet of Abbeystead in Over Wyresdale, part of the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire.


There is a bar with hooks in the porch were shepherds can hang their crooks and all the stained glass windows depict a scene with sheep. It is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Blackburn.


The church dates from the time of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340–1399) and was rebuilt in 1733 and then restored in 1894 by the Chester architect John Douglas who added a spire to the tower and built a new chancel.

The church is a Grade II listed building with a pulpit dated 1684



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Taken in February 2014