Bootle, Corney, Whicham & Whitbeck

The Benefice

The Benefice of The Western Lake District Churches was created in December 2017, bringing the parish of The Black Combe Churches together with the parishes of Waberthwaite, Muncaster, Eskdale, Irton and Drigg.  Information on these five parishes within the benfice can be found at their website (

The Diocese of Carlisle website has a vast amount of information from all around a diocese that covers Cumbria and areas from surounding counties.

Further information on churches, facilities, services and contact details for all parishes can also be found at A Church Near You


 The National Churches Trust is a charity dedicated to promoting and supporting church buildings.  They have a website with details of the history of many churches across the UK. Click here to go to the page for St Michael's, Bootle.