St. James Whitehaven

  • Bells:    12: 16 cwt (814 kg) in F
  • Service Ringing:     9.30 am, 5.30 (by arrangement)
  • Practice:     Friday  7.30 pm Beginners taught to handle separately, please phone to check details
  • Grid:     NX977184
  • Postcode:     CA28 7PY


Brian Forster, 25 Elizabeth Crescent, Whitehaven CA28 6JQ

Phone:    01946 67335

Email:    forster691-at-btinternet.com

Getting there:

Whitehaven is usually approached from the North or South by the A595. Various routes, depending on how well you know the one-way sytem, are available from the A595 to the church. If you are not familiar with Whitehaven try the following.
From the North:  At the Whitehaven Welcome sign, the road divides (by a BP Garage). Stay on main road (A595) and carry on for a further half mile. You will see a large white building on the left of the road (Sunny Hill pub). Turn left before the pub car park and then immediately right at the ‘T’ junction. The road passes beneath the A595 and narrows. Continue past the school on your left and turn first left into High Street: the church is on your left.
From the South:   Stay on the A595 Whitehaven by-pass until you see the large white building on your right (Sunny Hill pub). Turn right immediately after the the pub.  Follow the same route as from the north.


Difficult. There is one  hour disc parking in the area for about 1 mile from the church, rigorously enforced. Opposite the Church is the Primary School where time free spaces may be available outside school hours. Some parking is available at the front and on the left hand side, downhill, of the Church Hall (for Church visitors only).


Enter through the main west door. Climb the stairs on the left of the porch leading to the gallery. Turn left and go through the door on the left into the kitchen where a short flight of steps leads to the ringing  room.


There is a toilet in the church, located through the vestry.


Parish website:   Whitehaven Parish


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