The Diocese of Lancaster has 137 churches (as of 2005). The cathedral is in Lancaster and is dedicated to St Peter. The Diocese of Lancaster was founded on 22 November 1924. It consists of the historic counties of Lancashire north  of  the  Ribble  and  the counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland. It is a suffragan diocese in Province of Liverpool, and is subject to the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

Wesham – St Joseph

Large and relatively cheap red brick gothic revival church built for cotton mill workers. The presbytery is... Read More

Westby – St Anne

EW Pugin in ‘Roguish’ mode; eclectic gothic church and presbytery in the traditional Catholic stronghold of the... Read More

Whitehaven – St Begh

The church is a good example of E W Pugin’s work. The adjacent earlier chapel and presbytery are of some historical... Read More

Whitehaven – St Gregory and St Patrick

Simple  late  nineteenth  century  mission-style  church,  part  of  the  Benedictine mission to mainly Irish... Read More

Whitehaven – St Mary

Of some interest as example of 1960s ‘modern Gothic’, showing the stylistic influence of F.X.Velarde. Built on... Read More

Whithaven – St Benedict

An interesting modern functional design of the 1970s. The church was built on a new site to serve a modern suburb... Read More

Wigton – St Cuthbert

St Cuthbert’s Wigton is one of the oldest Catholic churches still in use in Cumbria. Described by Pevsner as ‘a... Read More

Windermere – Our Lady of Windermere and St Herbert

The church replaces an earlier church of 1883. The foundation stone was laid on 9 September 1962 by Rt Reverend BC... Read More

Workington – Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Michael

A good and complete church by E W Pugin, part of the Benedictine mission to West Cumbria . Founded from... Read More

Workington – St Gregory

Post war church, not of special architectural or historic interest. Functional building faced in roughcast cement,... Read More

Yealand – St Mary

1852 church by Edward Paley for Richard Gillow of Leighton Hall, outdoing the Anglican church in size, prominence and... Read More

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