Welcome to the Parish Church of St Mary and St Bega which has been a centre of Christian worship for nearly nine hundred years. From 1120 to the Reformation in 1539 it was a Benedictine monastery for a prior and six monks, and until the 1800’s it was the Mother Church for much of West Cumberland.
Today St Bees Priory is the spiritual home of a working Christian family and we warmly invite you to:
- Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of our building and grounds
- Share in worship and Christian fellowship
- Pray or meditate in our Lady Chapel
- Explore our extensive history and heritage
To all visitors and parishioners:
May you know God’s blessing in this place, now and always.