Parish History

St Mary’s, Brownedge, Bamber Bridge was established in 1780 when the first church was built by Fr Oswald Eaves OSB.

Fr Eaves celebrated Mass for the first time in the new church on 23 December 1780. Since then, the church has been re-built, enlarged and refurbished several times.


This is the interior of the church, circa 1910 – click to enlarge.

Please navigate the sub-menus to learn more about our rich history and heritage.

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