The Revd Robert Jackson
The Rectory
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Whitehaven St JamesChurch SIF Form »  |  Location Map »

High Street, Whitehaven. SATNAV Directions and a Map are on the Parish Website. This is a 5 minute walk up a steep hill from the town Centre. Limited 1 hour disc parking is available in the surrounding streets except at School start and finish times.
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This is a fine example of a Georgian style Church, built in 1753 and listed in many guidebooks. It was sympathetically modernised in 1980. It is now the Parish Church. There are many outstanding features in the Church.There is much stained glass in the Church from Wailes to Shrigley & Hunt, Abbots , Leonard Events and Alex Haynes of Albion Glass. The ceiling roundels and the decorated roses around the balconies are noteworthy. The west gallery has original 18th century pews which the whole church had until the 1880's. A full guided tour is on the Parish website.

8am Eucharist 10am Parish Eucharist

8am Eucharist 10am Parish Eucharist  6pm Evening Prayer

8am Eucharist 10am Family Service

8am Eucharist 10am Parish Eucharist  6pm Healing Service

8am Eucharist 10am Parish Eucharist; Evening ECUMENICAL SERVICE at a church within the Mission Community - location and time varies see website for current details

Monday 8.30am: Morning Prayer

Tuesday 9.30am: Eucharist

Quarterly Wednesday (last in every third month, usually) 3.15pm : Messy Church in Community Centre (across the road from Church) (See Parish website for full details of current dates)

Weddings and Baptisms- see the Parish Website.


St Nicholas Tower ChapelChurch SIF Form »  |  Location Map »

Lowther Street, Whitehaven. SATNAV Directions and a Map are on the Parish Website. This is in the town centre adjacent to the main bus stops and within walking distance of all town centre attractions. There is almost no on street parking (except for Blue
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Known affectionately as 'The Old Church' St. Nicholas' was built in 1693, the first place of worship in the then fishing village. It was substantially enlarged in 1883 but features of the first church survive. The Church burnt down in 1971. The tower survived the fire, and was subsequently converted to become a multifunctional building with a chapel/worship area (which can be extended into the cafe area), and a volunteer run cafe open 5 days a week, serving a wide variety of food & drink at very competitive prices. The building was fully refurbished in 2012 and coffee shop style seating was installed at balcony level in March 2017.
In the porch there is a shop area open most mornings selling a wide variety of cards and gifts, and a well stocked information area.
The divide between Chapel and cafe area and the glazing to the former have are fine examples of modern decorative glass which is full of symbolism-an explanatory leaflet is available. There is a full guided tour of the building on the Parish website.
The building is also used by a variety of local groups and there are regular Saturday cafe openings in aid of local charities-see the Parish website for details.
In the belfry there is a small museum, which includes a rare 13th century piscina, a WW1 battlefield altar and a chance to see the inner workings of our clock. This area is only available by prior appointment, and is only accessible via a tight, and rare, left handed spiral staircase.

Wednesday 8.30am Morning Prayer: 

Thursday 9.30am Eucharist