Abbeytown history

Abbeytown is a lovely little village on the Solway Plain, with a shop, a pub and a Primary School.  The town grew around Holme Cultram Abbey, founded in 1150 and still in use today (although rebuilt a couple of times since then)  and the Methodists had a chapel here from 1869 to 2018.   

a house church

In 2018, worshipping at the chapel became difficult because of numbers and a dilapidated building, so we set up a house church, which now meets at the home of Irene & Peter.  It’s a lovely intimate and small worship experience with a personal feel, meeting on Sunday afternoons. 


Abbeytown is a great community to be involved in and we have often had a presence at local events and activities. Cornerstone has a strong relationship with the primary school, with Rev Phil being a governor there, and we run a weekly after school club.  We also have links with the Abbey and the pub, and our Christmas Angels make an appearance here! 

Style of worship

A House Church is a small, more personal worship experience so possibly less formal than a bigger church.  The music is provided by playing tracks, and singing is enthusiastic, despite the small number of people!  The service is followed by time to chat and enjoy a cuppa.  Irene and Peter provide a superb welcome. 

Getting here

Address: As this is a personal home, we have kept the address private (the map pin opposite relates to the town in general, not a specific location). If you would like to attend, please do contact us

Service times: Worship is currently happening a couple of times a month here

Accessibility: This is a private home and as such comes with limitations.
The service is held downstairs with no stairs to negotiate
and there is a downstairs toilet.
It is open to people of all additional needs.


where can I park ?

Please contact us if you wish to attend and we can help you with these questions

How long does the service last ?

The service is normally about 45 minutes, followed by time for refreshments and chat. 

What shall I wear ?

Whatever you feel comfortable in!  There’s no dress code, and you’d be just as much welcome in ripped jeans & a hoodie as your Sunday best! 

What about kids ?

Children are always welcome at our church, however there would be no children’s activities provided.  

Postal Address

50 High Street, Wigton, CA7 9PG


016973 42468


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