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.

The parish of The Black Combe Churches is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Carlisle’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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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

  • 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

  • Evening prayer

    A service of quiet reflection with prayers and hymns
    Please Note - This service will start at 6pm throughout the summer.

    Every 2nd Sunday at 6 p.m. for 60 minutes

    Common worship, Eveningworship