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St James Church

Ireby has one church in regular use – St James – but also has the substantial remains of an earlier church, which is situated one mile from Ireby on the road to Torpenhow. Ireby Old Church still hosts a service at the end of August and is open to visitors.
The Parish Church of St James, pictured left Grid Ref: 89/238393 was built in 1845-6 to replace the Old Church which was deemed to be to isolated from Ireby village. The Guide book tells an interesting story surrounding the Elizabethan ‘Ireby’ chalice.

The Church is normally OPEN: All day.


Mrs B Johnson - 016973 71578


Old Church

Built in 1170 but demolished, except for the Chancel, in 1845-6.

Car parking awkward. Access across a field.

OPEN: All day

Regular Annual Service: 2.30pm last Sunday in August (but please check with the magazine)

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