Barony of Burgh

The Revd Tudor Boddam-Whetham
The Rectory
Burgh by Sands
01228 576324

Aikton St AndrewChurch SIF Form »  |  Location Map »

Situated approximately 1 mile east of the village in the direction of Wiggonby (signposted from road).
Details to follow

St Andrew's is a beautiful traditional village church which has been the heart of worship in Aikton for most of the last thousand years. It is an architectural gem set in beautiful countryside with wonderful views over the Lake District. Our wors

9.30am Holy Communion

No service - see other churches in the Benefice for details

No service - see other churches in the Benefice for details

No service - see other churches in the Benefice for details

No service - see other churches in the Benefice for details

Beaumont St MaryChurch SIF Form »  |  Location Map »

Beaumont (with Kirkandrews on Eden and Grinsdale)
Situated prominently in the heart of the village on the course of Hadrian's Wall, and on top of a Norman 'Motte and Bailey'.

The Church community is known for its warm welcome to parishioners and visitors alike, and is open daily throughout the year. The original 13th century Church was built using predominantly sandstone left from the Roman 'Hadrian's Wall'.

Norman 13c. church of nave and chancel, with later Vestry and Porch. Lakeland slate roof, walls irregular dressed red and grey sandstone/carboniferous limestone.

No Service - options at Burgh, Aikton and Kirkbampton

8.15am Sunday Worship with Communion

8.15am Traditional Communion

9.30am Sunday Worship

10.00am United Benefice Service by rotation (see Parish Magazine)

7.15 pm 2nd Tuesday - Informal Worship (with Monkhill Methodists)

Burgh by Sands St MichaelChurch SIF Form »  |  Location Map »

Burgh by Sands
Situated prominently in the heart of the village.

We are a friendly church and we are committed to welcoming people as we respond to the loving command of Jesus to follow Him, and help others to become (and continue as) followers of Jesus (i.e. being His Disciples).  We do this as we listen to, study and seek to obey the Bible; as we pray; as we sing his praises; and as we reach out to our parish, living out His love for each other and His world, enjoying life in all its fullness through Jesus.   Within the Benefice we have various weekly gatherings in houses to pray, and to study the Bible, and good ecumenical links exist with the Methodist Chapels at Monkhill and Thurstonfield.  We also have occasional courses to explore the Christian faith, prepare for Baptism and Confirmation, prepare for (or strengthen) marriage etc.  We would be delighted if you would like to join us.

Dating from the 12th century, this is one of the few fortified churches in Cumbria.  It has two towers, one lowered to roof level in the 1700s.  It consists of a nave, chancel, and a north aisle. A corresponding south aisle was probably demolished in the 14th century. Built on the site of the Roman fort of Aballava, on the line of Hadrian’s Wall, it suffered turbulent times during cross-Border warfare and later at the hands of the notorious Border reivers.  There are still many architectural features in the church from those times. The atmospheric west tower, where villagers sheltered during Border warfare, is defended by its original yett and incorporates material from the Roman fort and the early church, including some nteresting Norman carvings of creatures. At the west door and the door of the west tower, provision was made for wooden draw-bars which would have increased security. There are also arrow slits and a musket loop. Illustrated historical display panels provide fuller information on the history of the church. There is a granite time-line of events down the centuries, alongside the churchyard path.



11.00am Holy Communion

11.00am Service of the Word

11.00am Service of the Word

11.00am Holy Communion

10.00am United Benefice Holy Communion Service (Venue rotates within Benefice - see Parish Magazine)

Wednesday 10.00am Holy Communion (Said Book of Common Prayer service)

Great Orton St GilesChurch SIF Form »  |  Location Map »

Great Orton
Situated prominently at the Northern end of the village.

St Giles' is an unspoilt village church that has been the heart of worship in Great Orton for almost 1,000 years. Today’s worship incorporates a variety of styles, both traditional and more informal to reflect modern tastes and needs of the wider community.  Although we are of Anglican heritage, with a small, faithful and friendly congregation, worshippers of all denominations are given a warm welcome. The wider church community enjoys a variety of other activities and events. Community outreach is successfully achieved with lunches served at different times during the Church’s year, catering for all of the community and visitors too.

St Giles’ Church Great Orton, founded 1098, now a Grade 11* Listed Building is reputed to have been the first church built in Cumberland following the Norman Conquest and is the only church in Carlisle Diocese dedicated to St Giles. Built of sandstone blocks from Hadrian’s Wall, the church is of simple design with chancel and nave. Two beams above the chancel and two Norman windows in the sanctuary may be original. Externally, marks made by the original masons can be found. Internally, the three feet thick walls are of ‘navis’ design representing a ship or ‘The Ark’.

The single bell is dated 1752. An extension and refurbishments took place in the late 1880s.  Other items and stained glass windows added during the 19th century are of special interest.

Over the centuries, the church has been through turbulent times, due to its close proximity to the Scottish border. Because of this, little written history is available, except for church records, which are almost complete from1538. Although dedicated to St. Giles, the church was for a while dedicated to St Kentigern until the late 19th century, when the original dedication was restored.

The Church is usually open all year round. Visitors of all faiths or none are welcome for prayer or to discover more about our local history or heritage. Access is from the main road through the village, along a level driveway with no steps between the road and the interior of the church. There is an adjacent car park.

No Service at St Giles

9.30am.  Holy Communion led by the Vicar.

Special services when appropriate e.g. Harvest Festival, Memorial Service, Carol service (afternoon or evening)

10.30a.m. Ecumenical service, led by local Methodist Preacher

10.30am Benefice Service rotating round benefice; see website for details

Not usually at St Giles, but details can be checked on benefice website.


Kirkbampton St PeterChurch SIF Form »  |  Location Map »

Situated on the main road towards the western end of the village.

St Peter's is a friendly, beautiful church for all generations. It has been at the heart of this village for almost 1,000 years. Our worship incorporates a rich variety of styles to reflect modern tastes and our Anglican heritage. Children and families

Details to follow

"Sunday at 4" in the Village School

9.30am Morning Prayer (lay led)

9.30am Holy Communion (CW)

No service

Benefice Service