Warburton Church St Werburgh's Parish, Warburton, Cheshire


The Parish of St Werburgh, Warburton Welcomes You. 

Why are there two Churches in Warburton?

The Old Church of St Werburgh by the toll bridge is a very fine timber framed medieval building.

In about 1880 the patron wished to rebuild that church, and plans were drawn up for a cruciform building with a pointed tower in the centre. Many medieval Churches in Cheshire were radically altered in the Victorian Period, and the Rector of Warburton at that time, the Revd Geoffrey Egerton-Waburton, was very concerned that the parish would virtually lose the whole of the old Church in such rebuilding.

As a result, the medieval church was saved, and it was decided to build a new church on Bent Lane.

Learn more about the Old Church.

Learn more about the New Church.