Workington

 St. Michael Workington

  • Bells:     8: 12 ½ cwt (636 kg) in F#
  • Service Ringing:     9.00 am
  • Practice:     Monday  7.15 pm
  • Grid:     NX997289
  • Postcode:     CA14 2XA

Contact:

Mr M G Evans, 69 High Brigham, Cockermouth CA13 0TG

Phone:    01900 824647

Email:    martin.evans5-at-sky.com

Getting there:

From Carlisle / Maryport (A596):   At the Northside roundabout take the first exit (A597). Follow the road over the bridge. At the roundabout, by Tescos, take the second exit (the first is a no through road) and pass Allerdale House; you will be able to see the church.  Follow the road round to the right and turn left into Duke Street (one-way street).  At the junction, turn right and follow the one-way system until the road widens into a parking area on the left (Falcon Place).  Drive  straight ahead into the church grounds where there is plenty of parking.
From: Cockermouth / Penrith (A66):  At the roundabout as you enter the 30 mph zone on the outskirts of Workington take the second exit, signed Workington.  At the traffic lights at the bottom of Ramsay Brow  turn left onto Washington Street (A596) signed Whitehaven. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right onto Jane Street (B5297), signed Town Centre. Go straight on at the mini roundabout onto Oxford Street. Go straight ahead at the next set of traffic lights (by the library).  Turn right onto Park Lane (by Enterprise Car Hire. At the end  turn left onto South William Street (one-way).  Carry on down the one-way system until the road widens into a parking area on the left (Falcon Place).  Drive  straight ahead into the church grounds where there is plenty of parking.
From Barrow/Whitehaven:  Follow the A595, signed Workington, until you reach Lillyhall. At the second roundabout (by the Vauxhall Garage) take the first exit, signed Workington (A596).  After 2.5 miles you reach a mini-roundabout at the bottom of  Guard Street, by Kwik-Fit, bear right  onto Washington Street , signed A596 (Carlisle). Turn left at the traffic lights onto Jane Street, signed Town Centre (by the Washington Central Hotel). Go straight on at the mini roundabout onto Oxford Street. Go straight ahead at the next set of traffic lights (by the library).  Turn right onto Park Lane (by Enterprise Car Hire. At the end  turn left onto South William Street (one-way).  Carry on down the one-way system until the road widens into a parking area on the left (Falcon Place).  Drive  straight ahead into the church grounds where there is plenty of parking.

By Train: Workington Train Station is only a few minutes walk from St. Michael’s. When leaving the station, walk towards the Cumberland Hotel straight ahead on Station Street. Cross to the left side of the road and turn left into Dean Street;  follow it round the corner and you will see St. Michael’s ahead of you. There is a pedestrian crossing just beyond  Dean Street.  

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Parking:

Plenty of spaces at the church, in marked bays. Disabled parking spaces nearest to south door.

Toilets:

The Church has toilets on every floor, including toilets for the disabled on the ground floor.

Access:

Entry is normally by the south door but the west door is used for services and on practice nights. Both doors lead to the reception area where  you should go to the stairs through the glass doors to the left of the serving hatch. Wheelchair access is possible, via the lift, as far as the first floor.  From there a modern flight of stairs, with hand rails, leads to the ringing room.

The church is locked during the weekly practice. There is  a doorbell on the right wall inside the west door which you can use to notify the ringers upstairs.

Information:

Workington is designated as a Ringing Centre.

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