St Werburgh's Church, Warburton, Greater Manchester
- What's nearby
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!
A strangely beautiful church
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
An oasis of calm among modern buildings
Mown grass path through the churchyard to reach church.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
6 miles east of Warrington, off B5159 from A6144 and Wigsey Lane/Church Green
Nearest railway station: Glazebrook (1.8 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Warburton St. Werburgh -Your Church Tour Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside County Guide
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
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