St Werburgh's Church, Warburton, Greater Manchester

Church Green, Warrington, Greater Manchester, WA13 9SS
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Open most Sundays, please contact Mark Sproat before visiting via email [email protected] 
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A timber-framed haven near the ship canal

The ancient church of St Werburgh is 1,000 years old and is still a secluded place of peace despite its closeness to the M6, the Manchester Ship Canal and the industrial north-west.

Named after a Saxon abbess who became the patron saint of Chester, it is one of only 27 timber-framed churches in England. Inside, rough-hewn timber uprights support the roof beams, gnarled and twisted like the trees they once were.

Fixtures and furnishings show St Werburgh's journey through time, from a twelfth-century stone sarcophagus to the patch of nineteenth-century Minton tiles on the floor, giving you a strong sense of the many generations of ordinary people who have worshipped here and cherished their church.

Ideal to combine with a visit to the nearby St George's at Carrington.

Our churches cost on average, £2500 per year, to keep them clean, conservation work, maintenance checks and in a safe condition for visitors to come and enjoy.

Please help us to keep our churches open by donating a gift of £5 or £10 by texting the numbers below or visit our donation page here

Text WBN to 70970 to give £5

Text WBN to 70191 to give £10

Your generous donation will help us to protect a beautiful part of local and national heritage. Thank you!