St Paul

An attractive late Victorian, sandstone church with a beautiful early 18th century churchyard.

Bryning with Warton, Lancashire

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By prior arrangement, please email us.


Church Road
Bryning with Warton

The original church dates from 1724, which was demolished and replaced in 1885 by the current sandstone building, covered by a Cumbrian slate roof. It is a typical late Victorian parish church sited on land donated by Madeline Clifton, widow of Thomas Henry Clifton.

Its design, by Messrs Aldridge & Deacon, of Liverpool, has an unusual open flèche bell tower located at the junction of the nave and the chancel roof. It has a side chapel, dedicated to 'Christ the Carpenter', so named to reflect the role of 'the many craftsmen and technicians in the village'.

The east end of church has a series of three stained glass windows depicting Jesus' birth, crucifixion and resurrection. The altar and rails were repurposed from wood from the original 18th century church.

The church bell was cast in 1743 by Luke Ashton of Wigan. The village war memorial is also housed at the west end of the church. Located in the sanctuary there is a fine example of an early 17th century solid wooden chair.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Open for coffee and cake for half an hour after regular morning and weekday services 9.45am to 10.45am and Wednesday from 9.30am to 10am.

  • Church Cafe: 10am to 12pm on second Saturday of the month.

  • Two or three concerts or live music events per year, see social media for details .

  • Church of England

  • Cornerstone Grant, £10,000, 2019

  • Our Cornerstone Grants fund urgent repairs and essential community facilities such as toilets and kitchens to help keep churches open.

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