Welcome to our parish of St Cuthbert in Wigton.
We are a Roman Catholic Church - the building dedicated in 1837, although there had been a mission in Wigton and surrounding areas for some years before that. We belong to the Diocese of Lancaster since its inception in 1924 (formerly with the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle) and are part of the Carlisle Deanery.
Times of Liturgies:
Sunday 9:00 - Holy Mass (day of obligation)
Monday 9:15 - Holy Mass

9:15 - Eucharistic Service


9:15 - Eucharistic Service

Thursday 9:15 - Holy Mass
Friday 9:15 - Eucharistic Service
Saturday 10:00 - Holy Mass
10:30 - Sacrament of Reconciliation

Contact details:Marble from Moota altar
Parish Priest: Father Tom Butler
Address: St Cuthbert's Church, Burnfoot, Wigton,  Cumbria CA7 9HU
Telephone: 01697 342379

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Access to our church:stcuthbertsinside
Our church is at the East (Carlisle) end of Wigton.
If approaching via the A596 from Carlisle/Thursby take the first Wigton exit, our church is approximately one mile on the right along that road (immediately after St Cuthbert's School and the entrance to The Old Convent).
If approaching from the South go directly into Wigton (along High Street) until the Fountain (a memorial where the road splits) and turn right into King Street. Our church is approximately a half mile on the left along that road.
If approaching from the West (via the A596) take the second Wigton exit (under the bridge into Station Road). Carry on up to the junction, turn left into King Street, our church is approximately one-quarter mile on the left down that road.


Mercy ChapelWhilst we are a relatively small parish in numbers the area covered in the far North West corner of England is considerable both in geographical size and in its culture stretching from the edge of historical Carlisle to the Solway shores and to the raw beauty of the fells on the fringe of the Lake District.
In the holiday season particularly we get a number of visitors to our parish who share our feeling that our church (the oldest Roman Catholic church in Cumberland) is of great interest and beauty, both inside and out. It includes a plaque made of marble from the altar of Moota POW camp (occupied by Italian prisoners during the Second World War) opposite one devoted to Canon Nicholas Brown (PP from 1852 to1865) and Elizabeth Ann Aglionby (circa 1814-1878), a major benefactress of the church. It was the latter's generosity which resulted in extensions to the church building, the coming of The Sisters of Mercy and the establishment and building of both a school and a convent. Sadly the nuns are no longer with us (the old convent now belongs to Cor et Lumen Christi, a Catholic community) but we still retain links to the school, also now dedicated to St Cuthbert (formerly to Our Lady of La Salette), which has since 1974 occupied new premises nearby.Grotto2
We can see inside the Mercy Chapel where, along with a large painting of the Madonna and Child, is a brass plaque from the old convent devoted to Elizabeth Ann Aglionby and the nuns who served and died up to the year of 1924.

For a brief history of our parish please click here (note: Adobe Reader required - if not already installed follow this link: Adobe).

Outside we have a small grotto devoted to Our Lady of Lourdes.
We would wish to welcome all to our services and meetings, or just to look around. The church is open from dawn to dusk.Further information on the church and the school can be freely obtained by contacting us directly – all are assured of a wholehearted warm welcome.

May the peace of God be with you all.