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St Mary & St Bega, St Bees

St Mary & St Bega, St Bees, Priory church of Cumbria CA27 0DR View on map

Working church with Norman entrance and remains of 12th century Benedictine Priory, dedicated to legendary St Bega. Pre- conquest Dragon Stone. Restored 1855 by William Butterfield. Working Father Willis organ (1899), Josephina de Vasconcellos sculptures


Opening Arrangements

All year: 8.30am - 4pm. Access publicised on website ( Guided tours available by prior arrangement ( Access enquiries ( or telephone 01946 822326 (Dr I McAndrew) or 01946 822279 (Revd Clifford Swartz).


A595 to Whitehaven and follow signs for St Bees. Rail: St Bees (400m; on Barrow to Carlisle West Coast Rail Link). Bus: Local Services from Whitehaven.

Parking Spaces


St Bees school (Barony) car park at weekends.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes