More information about St. Bridget's Church services and events is available here.

Parish Administrator: Sue Lake
Email: parishoffice@cateam.org.uk Phone: 01900 829926.

Hours: 0900 to 1600 Wednesday and Thursday and 0900 to 1200 on Friday.
Address: South Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RU

The village of Bridekirk is named after the cruciform shaped church of St. Bridget, which was re-constructed in the late 1860s. The history of the church is dealt with in the notes of a lecture by Dr Hugh Doherty which are available to read here.

St Bridget's, Bridekirk is a Church of England Church. The ecclesiastical parish encompasses the villages of Bridekirk, Tallentire, Dovenby and Papcastle.

There is a useful index of the location of graves in St. Bridget's churchyard which is available, but is not at present internet enabled. It contains exact details of every grave in the churchyard. If the webmaster is contacted with a request for information and photographs, it may be possible to help. Contact webmaster@bridekirkparish.org.uk for assistance.

Surviving in the churchyard of St. Bridget's are the remains of a ruined chancel with 16th century east and south windows, though it is said to originally date from 1130.

In June 2012, Dr Clare Downham of Liverpool University gave a lecture entitled 'Who Was St Bridget? An account of this lecture is available to read here. and gives a useful insight into the life and legends surrounding her.

On June 7th 2013 Prof Angus Winchester gave a lecture on the history of the area in the 17th Century An account of this lecture is given here.

On Friday 6th June 2014, Dr Fiona Edmonds delivered a lecture on Gaelic-Scandinavian Influence in Bridekirk and the Surrounding Area, from the Tenth century to the Twelfth  An account of this lecture is given here.

There is more information in great detail on the website linked here.

Bridekirk Church History booklet here.