Date(s) - 22/05/2020 -- 30/05/2020
All Day



Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley

Crosthwaite Church in Keswick will be honouring the centenary of the death of Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley with a series of events 22-30 May 2020, detailed below. During his very active 34 years as Vicar of Crosthwaite, Canon Rawnsley was a Canon of Carlisle Cathedral and a Chaplain to the King. He is best remembered today as one of three founders of The National Trust. With his wife Edith he founded the Keswick School of Industrial Art.

Friday 22nd May, 6pm
Crosthwaite Church, Church Lane, Keswick, CA12 5QG
Service of Thanksgiving
Preacher: The Rt. Rev. James Newcome, The Lord Bishop of Carlisle

Saturday 23rd May, 7.30pm
Rawnsley Centre, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5NP
Illustrated talk: ‘The Fight for Beauty’
Dame Fiona Reynolds, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Former Director General of The National Trust
Tickets £10 available from Bookends and Youdales, Main Street, Keswick or email
Proceeds for Crosthwaite Church Roof Appeal

Saturday 23rd May – Saturday 30th May
Crosthwaite Church 10am-4pm (1-4pm on 24 May)
An exhibition featuring the life of Hardwicke Rawnsley and his wife Edith Rawnsley’s textiles and designs. The church holds original exhibits of works by Keswick School of Industrial Arts, founded by the couple in 1884. Canon Rawnsley is buried in the churchyard together with Edith and his second wife, Eleanor. Admission free.
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