The Parish of Whitehaven has at its heart the promotion in the ecclesiastical parish the whole mission of the Church.
We seek in all we do to fulfil the mission and vision statements of the Parish
Mission Statement: By God’s grace, to grow God’s Kingdom in Whitehaven
Vision Statement: To grow disciples of all ages
The Parish of Whitehaven includes St James and St Nicholas Church buildings and St. James’ Community Centre.
St James’ Church was built in 1752-1753 and is a fine example of Georgian architecture. Situated on High Street, it has a commanding view of the town centre. St James’ has served the town and cared for all who have lived or worked within the parish since that time.
The tower of St Nicholas’ Church stands in the busy centre of Georgian Whitehaven. Surrounded by its beautiful gardens, St Nicholas’ Centre and Chapel stands as an unmistakable landmark amongst the busy commercial and retail life of the town. It is a focus for a whole variety of activities – café, meeting place, chapel for worship and private prayer and contemplation, as well as the administrative centre for the work of the busy and active Parish of Whitehaven. St Nicholas’ provides a Christian presence at the heart of a busy community; a place where Church and world can meet on common ground.
St James’ Community Centre provides spaces for hire for the benefit of the people of Whitehaven. It is used by all age groups, from babies to the elderly.