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The following is a list of churches in Allerdale.

The following parishes have no active churches: Bewaldeth and Snittlegarth; Bothel and Threapland; Dundraw; Greysouthen; Holme Low; Oughterside and Allerby; Papcastle; Winscales; Woodside.

The district has an estimated 121 churches for 96,422 people, a ratio of one church for every 797 inhabitants.

Map of medieval parish churches

For the purposes of this map medieval is taken to be pre-1485. It is of note that Cumbria, unlike most parts of England, saw a sustained programme of church building during the 16th and 17th centuries as the more remote parts of the district were settled.

List

Name Civil parish (settlement) Dedication Web Founded Denomination Benefice Notes
St Herbert, Braithwaite Above Derwent (Braithwaite) Herbert of D'water 1900 Church of England Upper Derwent
Newlands Church Above Derwent (Newlands) C16th Church of England Upper Derwent Current building 1843
St Mary, Thornthwaite Ab. Derwent (Thornthwaite) Mary Medieval Church of England Upper Derwent Medieval chapel of ease; current church 1831
St Andrew, Aikton Aikton Andrew Medieval Church of England East Solway Churches Benefice also includes three churches in Carlisle District
All Saints, Allhallows Allhallows All Saints 1896-1899 Church of England Binsey Team Replaced earlier 12th-century church nearby
Christ Church, Allonby Allonby Jesus 1744 Church of England Allonby, Crosscanonby, Dearham Rebuilt 1845
St Kentigern, Aspatria Aspatria Mungo Ancient Church of England Aspatria with Hayton, Gilcrux Rebuilt 1846-1848
Aspatria Methodist Church Aspatria 1898 Methodist Wigton Methodist Circuit
St John, Bassenthwaite Bassenthwaite John ? 1878 Church of England Binsey Team Originally chapel of ease since St Bega's so far from village
St Bega, Bassenthwaite Bassenthwaite Bega Ancient Church of England Binsey Team
Bassenthwaite Methodist Church Bassenthwaite 1865 Methodist Keswick & Cockermouth MC
Blennerhasset Evangelical Mission Blennerhasset & Torpenhow FIEC Affinity
St Michael & All Angels, Torpenhow Blennerhasset & Torpenhow Michael & Angels Medieval Church of England Binsey Team
St Michael, Mosser Blindbothel Michael C16th Church of England Clifton, Dean & Mosser Originally chapel of ease. Current building 1773
St Michael, Isel Blindcrake Michael Medieval Church of England Binsey Team
All Saints, Boltongate Boltons All Saints C14th Church of England Binsey Team
Holy Trinity, Grange in Borrowdale Borrowdale (Grange) Trinity 1861 Church of England Upper Derwent Also hosts Methodist services since Grange Meth Ch. closed
St Andrew, Borrowdale Borrowdale Andrew 1687 Church of England Upper Derwent Rebuilt 1825
St Michael, Bowness-on-Solway Bowness Michael Medieval Church of England Bowness, Kirkbride, Newton Arlosh
Solway Methodist Church Bowness (Port Carlisle) 1861 Methodist North Cumbria MC
St Bridget, Bridekirk Bridekirk Brigid of Kildare Medieval Church of England Cockermouth Area Team Rebuilt 1868
St Bridget, Brigham Brigham Brigid of Kildare Medieval Church of England Brigham, Gt B'ton, B'ton Moor
Brigham Methodist Church Brigham 1883 Methodist Keswick & Cockermouth MC
St Mungo, Bromfield Bromfield Mungo Ancient Church of England Solway Plain Team Current building 1100s
Christ Church, Great Broughton Broughton Jesus 1856 Church of England Cockermouth Area Team
Broughton Evangelical Church Broughton Unknown
Broughton Baptist Church Broughton No information other than a photo, may be defunct
Broughton Methodist Church Broughton pre-1859 Methodist Current building 1907
St Columba, Broughton Moor Broughton Moor Columba 1905 Church of England Brigham, Gt B'ton, B'ton Moor
St James, Buttermere Buttermere James 1507 Church of England Lorton, Loweswater, Buttermere Rebuilt 1840
St Kentigern, Caldbeck Caldbeck Mungo Ancient Church of England Caldbeck, C. Sowerby, Sebergham Current building 1112. Benefice includes one church in Eden
Caldbeck Methodist Chapel Caldbeck 1863 Methodist Wigton Methodist Circuit
Hesket Newmarket Free Church Caldbeck (Hesk. Newmarket) 1850s FIEC (1993) Affinity
St Peter, Camerton Camerton Peter Medieval Church of England Camerton, Seaton Rebuilt 1794
All Saints, Cockermouth Cockermouth All Saints Medieval Church of England Cockermouth Area Team Current building 1854
Christ Church, Cockermouth Cockermouth Jesus 1865 Church of England Cockermouth Area Team
St Joseph, Cockemouth Cockermouth Joseph 1856 Roman Catholic Keswick & C'mouth Catholic
Cockermouth Methodist Church Cockermouth pre-1932 Methodist Keswick & Cockermouth MC Current building 1932
Cockermouth URC Cockermouth 1651 URC Current building 1850
Cockermouth Friends Meeting House Cockermouth 1688 Quakers Cumberland Area Quakers Current building 1884
King's Church Cockermouth Cockermouth Jesus Newfrontiers
St John the Evangelist, Crosscanonby Crosscanonby John the Evangelist Medieval Church of England Allonby, Crosscanonby, Dearham
St Oswald, Dean Dean Oswald of N'umbria Medieval Church of England Clifton, Dean & Mosser
St Philip, Eaglesfield Dean (Eaglesfield) Philip 1891 Church of England Clifton, Dean & Mosser AKA the John Dalton Memorial Church
Pardshaw Friends Meeting House Dean (Pardshaw) 1729 Quakers Cumberland Area Quakers Home to Pardshaw Young Friends' Centre
St Mungo, Dearham Dearham Mungo Medieval Church of England Allonby, Crosscanonby, Dearham
Dearham Methodist Church Dearham Methodist Solway Methodist Circuit
St Cuthbert, Embleton Embleton Cuthbert Medieval Church of England Binsey Team Rebuilt 1806
St Mary, Gilcrux Gilcrux Mary Medieval Church of England Aspatria with Hayton, Gilcrux
Great Clifton Methodist Church Great Clifton Methodist Solway Methodist Circuit
St James, Hayton Hayton and Mealo James 1867 Church of England Aspatria with Hayton, Gilcrux
St Mary, Abbeytown Holme Abbey (Abbeytown) Mary Medieval Church of England Solway Plain Team Largely destroyed by fire 2009
Abbeytown Methodist Chapel Holme Abbey (Abbeytown) 1858 Methodist Wigton Methodist Circuit
St John the Evangelist, Newton Arlosh Holme East Waver John the Evangelist Medieval Church of England Bowness, Kirkbride, Newton Arlosh
St Cuthbert, Holme St Cuthbert Holme St Cuthbert Cuthbert 1845 Church of England Solway Plain Team
St James, Ireby Ireby and Uldale James 1845 Church of England Binsey Team Replaced Norman church a mile away (redundant 1971)
St James, Uldale Ireby and Uldale James Medieval Church of England Binsey Team
St Kentigern, Crosthwaite Keswick (Great Crosthwaite) Mungo Ancient Church of England Crosthwaite
St John, Keswick Keswick John the Evangelist 1838 Church of England Keswick Designed by Anthony Salvin
Our Lady of the Lakes & St Charles, Keswick Keswick Mary & Charles Borr Roman Catholic Keswick & C'mouth Catholic
Orthodox Parish of SS Bega, Mungo & Herbert Keswick Bega, Mungo, Herbert 2007 AROCWE Also meet in Braithwaite Methodist Chapel
Keswick Methodist Church Keswick pre-1835 Methodist Keswick & Cockermouth MC Current building 1863
Lake Road Chapel, Keswick Keswick 1654 EFCC Affinity. Settled on current site 1803, building rebuilt 1858
King's Church Keswick Keswick Jesus Newfrontiers
Keswick Friends Meeting House Keswick c. 1665 Quakers Cumberland Area Quakers Current building 1994
Keswick Gospel Hall Keswick
St Peter, Kirkbampton Kirkbampton Peter Medieval Church of England East Solway Churches
St Bride, Kirkbride Kirkbride Brigid of Kildare Medieval Church of England Bowness, Kirkbride, Newton Arlosh
St Luke, Clifton Little Clifton Luke Medieval Church of England Clifton, Dean & Mosser Current building 1858
St Cuthbert, Lorton Lorton Cuthbert Medieval Church of England Lorton, Loweswater, Buttermere Rebuilt 1807-1809
St Bartholomew, Loweswater Loweswater Bartholomew Medieval Church of England Lorton, Loweswater, Buttermere Current building 1829. Chapel of ease until recent times
St Nicholas, Flimby Maryport (Flimby) Nicholas Medieval Church of England Maryport Current building 1794. Chapel of ease until 1546
St Mary, Maryport Maryport Mary 1760 Church of England Maryport Originally a chapel of ease to Crosscanonby. Rebuilt 1890
All Souls, Netherton Maryport All Saints 1886 Church of England Maryport
Trinity Baptist Church, Maryport Maryport Trinity 1807 Ind. Bapt. Current building 1968-1973
Our Lady & St Patrick, Maryport Maryport Mary & Patrick 1844 Roman Catholic
St Mark's Methodist Church, Maryport Maryport Mark 1806 Methodist Solway Methodist Circuit Relocated to new buildings 1864, 1973
Maryport Pentecostal Church Maryport Unknown AKA Maryport Community Church
Furnace Road Gospel Hall Maryport Unknown Building was once a Baptist chapel, built 1861
St Cuthbert, Plumbland Plumbland Cuthbert Medieval Church of England Binsey Team Rebuilt 1871
Plumbland Evangelical Chapel Plumbland FIEC Affinity
St Paul, Seaton Seaton Paul 1882 Church of England Camerton, Seaton Became own parish 1987
Seaton Methodist Church Seaton Methodist Solway Methodist Circuit
St Mary, Sebergham Sebergham Mary Medieval Church of England Caldbeck, C. Sowerby, Sebergham
St James, Welton Sebergham James C19th Church of England Westward Group
St Barnabas, Setmurthy Setmurthy Barnabas Medieval Church of England Binsey Team Current building 1794. Previously chapel of ease to Brigham
Christ Church, Silloth Silloth on Solway Jesus 1870 Church of England Solway Plain Team
The Assumption, Silloth Silloth on Solway Assumption of Mary Roman Catholic
St Andrew's URC, Silloth Silloth on Solway Andrew 1887 URC
Trinity Methodist Church, Silloth Silloth on Solway Trinity 1875 Methodist Wigton Methodist Circuit
Silloth Evangelical Free Church Silloth on Solway FIEC Affinity
Greenrow Pentecostal Church Silloth on Solway 1930s Unknown
St John, St John's in the Vale St John's C'rigg & Wythburn John the Evangelist pre-1550 Church of England St John's, Threlkeld, Wythburn Earliest mention 1554. Building 1845
Wythburn Church St John's C'rigg & Wythburn Unknown pre-1550 Church of England St John's, Threlkeld, Wythburn Earliest mention 1554. Current building 1640
St Andrew, Thursby Thursby Andrew Ancient Church of England Thursby Current building 1846
Thursby Methodist Church Thursby Methodist North Cumbria MC
Underskiddaw Parish Room Underskiddaw 1829 Church of England Crosthwaite
Christ Church, Waverton Waverton Jesus 1865 Church of England Solway Plain Team
St Matthew, Westnewton Westnewton Matthew 1857 Church of England Solway Plain Team
St Hilda, Westward Westward Hilda of Whitby pre-1570 Church of England Westward Group Rebuilt 1786
Holy Trinity, Rosley Westward Trinity 1840s Church of England Westward Group
St Mary, Wigton Wigton Mary Medieval Church of England Wigton Current building 1788
Wigton Methodist Church Wigton 1819 Methodist Wigton Methodist Circuit
St Cuthbert, Wigton Wigton Cuthbert 1837 Roman Catholic
Lowmoor Evangelical Church Wigton 1997 Unknown
St John, Workington Workington John the Evangelist 1823 Church of England Workington St John's
St Mary, Westfield Workington Mary 1887 Church of England Workington St Mary's
St Michael, Workington Workington Michael Ancient Church of England Workington St Michael's Current building 1770
St Mary, Harrington Workington (Harrington) Mary Medieval Church of England Harrington Rebuilt 1634 and 1884-1885
Our Lady Star of the Sea & St Michael, Workington Workington Mary & Michael 1813 Roman Catholic Good Shepherd Workington Rebuilt 1876
St Gregory, Westfield Workington Pope Gregory I 1964 Roman Catholic Good Shepherd Workington
St Mary's Catholic Church, Harrington Workington (Harrington) Mary 1872 Roman Catholic Good Shepherd Workington Current building 1892
Harrington Methodist Church Workington (Harrington) 1828 Methodist Solway Methodist Circuit
United Church, Workington Workington Methodist / URC Solway Methodist Circuit Methodist and URC churches merged 2008
Harrington URC Workington (Harrington) URC
Emmanuel Church Workington Workington Jesus ECFCE
Workington Gospel Hall Workington Gospel Hall
Westfield Gospel Hall Workington Gospel Hall
Grace Baptist Church, Workington Workington
Christ Central Workington Workington 2011 AoG/Newfrontiers Bridge Church and Hope Church merged 2011
St Margaret, Wythop Wythop Margaret the Virgin 1865 CoE Binsey Team

Defunct churches

Name Civil parish (settlement) Dedication Web Founded Redundant Denomination Notes
St Paul's, Causewayhead Holme Low Paul 1845 2016 Church of England
Christ Church, Maryport Maryport Jesus 1872 2013 Church of England
Holy Trinity, West Seaton Seaton Trinity 1891 Church of England
Holy Trinity, Northside Workington Trinity c. 1900 2015 Church of England
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