Bootle, Corney, Whicham & Whitbeck
Christmas Celebrations
Throughout December we will be having many services and events to celebrate Christmas. 


Welcome to the website of the churches of Bootle St Michael and All Angels, Corney St John the Baptist, Whicham St Mary and Whitbeck St Mary. We are a chain of small Anglican churches spread between the sea and the fells around the foot of Black Combe, serving the farms and villages of the area. Our website gives information about our churches, our worship and the services we offer to our communities.

Our churches are part of the Benefice of the Western Lakes District Churches, the South Calder Mission Community and the Calder Deanery in the Diocese of Carlisle.

In October 2017 the Bishop of Carlisle appointed The Revd Angela Overton-Benge as Assistant Priest in the Black Combe Parish, to support the work of Revd Canon Gill Hart across the Benefice that comprises of the parishes of The Black Combe Churches, Waberthwaite, Muncaster, Eskdale, Irton and Drigg.

Please click here to see the services and events scheduled for the next months .
Latest News

December 11, 2019
Silecroft Carols and Drama Evening

Christmas Play and Carols

6:30 for 7.00pm at Silecroft Village Hall

A nativity play by Jessie's Childrens' Drama Group

Carol Singing with the Junior Holborn Hill Royal Brass Band

Mince Pies & Tea/Coffee

Bring along wine/chocolates/groceries as your entrance fee and to go to the raffle hampers

Come and enjoy this wonderful evening

December 11, 2019
Carols and Supper

Carols & Supper - A Christmas Festival
6pm on Friday 13th December
at Kirksanton Village Hall

Click here to go to the Village Hall Website

October 3, 2019
Harvest Musical Evening

Harvest Music Evening

7pm on Sat 5th Oct
St Michael's, Bootle

An evening of music from children around the parish

September 14, 2019
Pet Service

Bring your pet along to St Mary's Whicham for a

Pets Service

A family service to celebrate our pets and all the animals

11.00am on Sun 15th Sept

There will be cakes and refreshments afterwards

July 4, 2019
St Michael's, Bootle

Garden Party
Bootle Rectory Garden

2.00 - 4.00pm
Sat 13th July

Tea on the Lawn

Adults £2
Children Free

April 18, 2019
Easter Sunday Services

Family Communion
Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Sunday, 21st April
11.00am at St Michael's Bootle

3.00pm at St Mary's Whicham


December 5, 2018
Angel Festival


Angel Festival

St Michael's Bootle

Fri 7th and Sat 8th Dec: 1.00pm - 3.00pm
W.I. Carol Service at 2.00pm Saturday

Fri 14th and Sat 15th: 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Fri 21st and Sat 22nd: 1.00pm - 3.00pm

We are open with Tea, Coffee and Mince Pies


October 26, 2018
All Souls Service

All Souls Service

Sunday 4th Nov
11:00am at St Mary's Whicham

Light a candle and remember friends and family who have passed away.
Holy Communion

September 10, 2018
St Michael's Festival

St Michael and All Angels, Bootle

Patronal Festival
29-30th September


May 10, 2018
Music at St Mary's

Music at St Mary's

7.00pm Sat 9th June
St Mary's Whicham

The Phoenix Singers
Jessie Conway & Local Young Musicians

Cheese & Wine

£5 at the door

March 8, 2018
Mothering Sunday


Mothering Sunday Family Service

11:00am St Mary's Whicham

Refreshments afterwards

October 24, 2017
Remembrance Services


 Remembrance Services

Sunday 12th November 

11.00am - St Michaels, Bootle

4.00pm - St Mary's, Whicham 

October 6, 2017
Harvest Festival

Harvest Celebrations

11:00am, 8th October
11:00am, 15th October
Followed by a Bring & Share Buffet

11:00am, 22nd October
All services will be followed by a sale of produce and a collection for the Food Bank

September 6, 2017
Licensing Service

The Licensing Service for

Revd Angela Overton-Benge

7pm,Thursday 5th October
St Michael and All Angels Bootle

Refreshments afterwards at Captain Shaw's School



August 2, 2017
Coffee Morning

St Mary's Whicham is having a

Coffee Morning

10:00 - 12:00

Saturday, 5th August

The Pensioner's Hall / Tin Chapel, Millom

Raffle, Cake Stall, Bric-a-Brak, Toys and Games