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.