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St Bees Priory Church

The Priory Church of St Mary and St Bega, was founded in about 1120, and was built on an existing religious site. Its dedication is due to its links with St Mary's of York and the legendary Irish Princess St Bega.

These pages section cover the the life and work of the Priory. Use the menu on the left to access the pages. You can also view the Priory web site.

Helping us to maintain this large Norman Building....

If you would like to help the St Bees Parochial Church Council (PCC) maintain this magnificent building and the Willis Organ, you may do so via the "Just Giving" link on the right. The PCC would be very grateful for your help. You may also donate by texting STBP01 Amount to 70070. There is no charge for the text and the amount less a small service fee charged by Just Giving , is passed to the Priory. Gift Aid, if you are able to do this, is collected for us by JustGiving.

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The tower from the south east


View from the West



The nave, of Norman columns with Early English Gothic arches



St Bees Priory Church is one of the jewels in the crown of West Cumbria and a trip to St Bees would not be complete without a visit to the church to see its beautiful interior and the extensive history displays.