St Mary's Whitbeck

Whitbeck St Mary is a simple rectangular church, grade 2 listed. Its origins are possibly 12th Century, but it was altered in the 19th Century. The nave and small chancel are separated by an arch, and the interior is unusually light and airy. 

The congregation is friendly and welcoming and the local community are very committed to maintaining the presence of the church and help with its upkeep. A team meets regularly in spring and summer to keep the grounds tidy and attractive.

The church is part of the parish of the Black Combe Churches, sharing worship with the churches of St Michael's Bootle, St Mary's Whicham and St John's Corney.

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Revd Angela Overton-Benge

The Rectory
Main Street
Cumbria LA19 5TH

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St Mary's Whitbeck
A 595 Whitbeck, LA195UR, United Kingdom

At the moment, there are no regular weekly services at St Mary's Whitbeck. However, we do celebrate the special occasions in the calendar and family events.


Our parish of The Black Combe Churches is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Carlisle’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (Joanna Van Lachterop on 07458 016884 or Email: [email protected]) If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.
The Black Combe Churches website has additional contact information.

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