to St Bees Priory

We are a congregation of people who live and share our faith in and around the beautiful coastal village of St Bees in West Cumbria.

Read more about our community in our regular Priory News.

We are Open

The Priory is now open to visitors, all day, every day. Find out more about visiting us here

Sunday Worship

Our Sunday worship is available online via our YouTube channel  or Facebook  (You don't need Facebook to watch).

Presently, our services start at 10:30 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Sundays and at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of every month and last around 40 minutes, all our welcome.

Contact our Priest in charge Becky Gibbs for more information.

Archive Services

You can find an archive of previous services on our YouTube channel.


Service Orders and Resources

Our weekly Service Order sheet for the coming Sunday is available from the Saturday immediately before the Sunday service.

Download the latest Order of service here.

The following weekly updated resources are available via the Roots Worship and Learning webpage.

  • Children's sheet
  • Family time sheet
  • Colouring sheet
  • Live you faith



Creationtide or the Season of Creation is the period in the annual church calendar, from 1st September to 4th October, dedicated to God as Creator and Sustainer of all life.This year we celebrate Creationtide with a special service from the vicarage garden.

For more information on the season of Creationtide visit the Church of England 



During these strange times our schools and children are especially on our minds and in our prayers.

We wanted to offer some help so Becky, our Priest in Charge, is producing a number of videos for schools to use to help and teachers.

As more become available we will add links to them here.



Private Prayer

St Bees Priory church is open for private prayer all day, every day.

To help with your prayers at home download this booklet of 19 Prayers in Lockdown

You can also send us a prayer request using the contact form at the bottom of this page.


Thank you Mowers

The Priory graveyard and lawns are cared for by a hard working group of volunteers . Every week they mow the grass areas so people can enjoy the church grounds. It's about the same as mowing a standard football pitch. It doesn't just take one volunteer with one mower it is like a militarily exercise with 8 mowers and volunteers. A big thank you to all who help keep the grounds tidy.

Panorama of St Bees Village .

Taken in low level winter sun from the tower of St Bees Priory. (Thanks to Doug Sim and Wikimedia Commons)

900 Years Celebrations

We are celebrating 900 years of Christian Worship on the site of St Bees Priory during 2020.

Whilst our celebrations are having to change because of Covid-19 we are still excited to be able to celebrate such a long period of Christian faith in our town.

St Bees Priory and the village have a remarkable history and heritage, find out more on the St Bees Village website.


A big thank you to all who give regularly to St Bees Priory.

Due to Covid-19 we have seen a reduction in income from visitor giving and income from events.

To help with this we would really welcome new standing orders, or one-off donations.


The welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is an absolute priority for us.  Safeguarding shows God's love in action and in churches demonstrates safety and security, where abuse and mistreatment of others is not tolerated.

St Bees Priory is signed up to and abides by the Church of England Policy on Safeguarding and  Carlisle Diocese Safeguarding Policy

Our Safeguarding Advisor is Wendy Mellor – wendy.mellor@stbeespriory.org.uk, Vicky Bearman (Temporary responsibility for Children) vickybearman23@gmail.com,

For more information and who to contact if you are concerned that someone you know about may be suffering harm please visit our Safeguarding page.

Contact Us

Parish Secretary: Vicky Bearman
Email: enquiries@stbeespriory.org.uk
c/o The Vicarage
St Bees Priory, St Bees
Cumbria, CA27 0DR

Church Treasurer: Norman Killip
Email: treasurer@stbeespriory.org.uk

Priest in Charge: Rev’d Becky Gibbs
Phone: 01946 822279
Email: revbgibbs@outlook.com