Diocese of Carlisle

St Mary'S Whicham, LA18 5LS

St Mary's Whicham, The Black Combe Churches
Whicham, Near Silecroft, Millom, LA18 5LS

St Mary's is a attractive Grade 2 listed church sitting at the foot of Black Combe in the picturesque Whicham Valley.The churchyard is particularly spectacular in spring, when it is filled with snowdrops, crocus and daffodils.   It is at the start of a popular path for walkers up Black Combe and the church is illustrated in Wainwright's fellwalking guides (Outlying Fells, p 166)..

The congregation is mainly drawn from the villages of Silecroft and Kirksanton as well as from the farms and houses of the Whicham Valley. The congregation is friendly and welcoming and the services offers a mixture of traditional, family and more modern. 

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 Whitbeck and St John's Corney.

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  • Holy Communion

    A service with prayers, hymns and readings

    Every 1st Sunday at 11 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Common worship, Communion

  • 2nd Sunday Service

    The service will be an alternative to the Holy Communion and Family Services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month.

    Every 2nd Sunday at 11 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Family friendly, Allages, Freshexpression

  • Family Service

    An informal family service with hymns and engaging activities for children and adults.

    Every 3rd Sunday at 11 a.m. for 60 minutes

    Common worship, Coffee, Family friendly, Allages




  • Lent Lunches around Black Combe

    Everyone is very welcome. Please come and join us for the Lent lunches. All the lunches start at 12pm.
    Donations can be made to Christian Aid - Last year we raised £400

    Every Wednesday at noon for 90 minutes

    Easter, Lent, Meal