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Our Lady & St Wilfrid

This ‘hidden gem’ is the earliest known surviving example of a small English parish church designed by ‘God’s Architect’ Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin.

Warwick Bridge, Cumbria

Opening times

Open 9am to 5pm daily.


Warwick Bridge

The church retains all of its original elaborate architectural features, fittings and furniture, and most of its extensive painted decoration.

In 2016 an essential programme of work was undertaken to secure the building, with essential repairs to the roof, drainage system, plasterwork, bell tower and facing. Parishioners now aim to restore the decorative interior to the full glory of Pugin’s design and are inviting schools and visitors to experience the building, see its artefacts and learn about the rich local history.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Catholic Church

Contact information

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