Our Lady and St Wilfrid's Church, Warwick Bridge

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Our Lady and St Wilfrid's Church
St Mary and St Wilfred, Warwick Bridge Geograph-4303904-by-Rose-and-Trev-Clough.jpg
Coordinates: 54°54′12″N 2°49′11″W / 54.903257°N 2.81973°W / 54.903257; -2.81973
OS grid reference NY4752156817
Location Warwick Bridge, Cumbria
Country England
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website OurLadyofEden.eu
Status Parish church
Dedication St. Wilfrid
Consecrated 1841
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II*
Designated 1 April 1957[1]
Architect(s) Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1841
Construction cost £2,586
Parish Our Lady of Eden[2]
Deanery Cumbria
Diocese Lancaster
Province Liverpool

Our Lady and St Wilfrid's Church is a Roman Catholic church designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, completed in 1841. The church was designed for the Sarum Rite, and contains an Easter Sepulchre.[1]


The church, designed by Augustus Pugin was built for a sum total of £2,586. The designs were originally commissioned by Henry Howard of nearby Corby Castle, and included plans for a presbytery and grounds.[3]

The stained glass windows were presented by Philip Howard between 1860–1867 and contain images of St Thomas More and St Oliver Plunkett, amongst others. The glass was completed by John Hardman.[3]

The church contains statues of Our Lady of Lourdes and the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as well as a mounted Infant of Prague. There is also a reliquary containing the relics of Saint Petronia which came to the parish from Cardinal Merry del Val via the Maxwell-Stuart family and the Benedictine nuns of Holme Eden Abbey.[1]


Previously served by the Benedictines of Ampleforth Abbey, the church was sistered with St Ninian's Chapel in Brampton. Together with Our Lady and St Joseph's in Carlisle and St Ninian's, the church now forms part of the parish of Our Lady of Eden, which was established in February 2014. The parish is part of the Diocese of Lancaster.

The church has two Sunday Masses: Saturday at 6:00pm and 9:00am on Sunday morning. Our Lady and St Joseph's Church in Carlisle has two Masses on Sunday: 10:00am and 4:30pm.[2]


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  1. ^ a b c Church of St Mary and St Wilfrid, Wetheral from British Listed Buildings, retrieved 26 December 2015
  2. ^ a b Parishes from Diocese of Lancaster, retrieved 26 December 2015
  3. ^ a b Warwick Bridge - Our Lady and St Wilfrid from English Heritage, retrieved 26 December 2015

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