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. – Click here
Learn more about the New Church. – Click here


St Werburgh’s takes its duty and obligation to protect and safeguard all (and especially children and vulnerable adults) extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust safeguarding procedures and guidelines. If you or anyone you are in contact with would like to talk with someone independently, please call the Safe Spaces helpline on 0300 303 1056 or email 

Alternatively, you may contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer Honor Giles (01925 919249) or the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser in the diocese of Chester (07704 338885). If you have any safeguarding concerns, then you will find important contact information at