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St Andrew

A traditional village church made from stone from Hadrians Wall.

Aikton, Cumbria

Opening times

The church is open during the hours of daylight, end of March until October.
Any member of the PCC can be asked for access at other reasonable times.



St Andrews church is on the edge of the Lake District. It is part of the Sacred Solway Churches Trail, where a group of unique churches can be discovered.

They were built from stone from Hadrians wall following the Norman conquest (1098 -1190). It is a simple, yet beautiful village church which has been at the heart of worship in Aikton parish for most of the last 1000 years. It is an architectural gem set in outstanding countryside.

  • Wildlife haven

  • National heritage here

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Level access throughout

  • Dog friendly

  • Car park at church

  • There are two services regularly held in St Andrews. Holy communion at 9.30am on the first Sunday in the month and a lay led service at 10.30am on the third Sunday in the month.

  • Church of England

Contact information

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