What is best in church architecture during the years of Queen Victoria? The first building to call out… the church at Wreay – Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England

About St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s was built between 1840 and 1842 under the personal direction of Sarah Losh. She based the form of the church on a Roman basilica, a rectangular nave with a semicircular apse, a building type Read more →

About Sarah Losh

Sarah was born in 1785 into a prominent Cumberland family who were acquainted with the movers and shakers of their day, from William Wordsworth to George Stephenson. She had remarkable talents Read more →

Friends of St Mary’s Church

In recognition of the unique character of St Mary’s Church and the national and international interest known to exist with regard to the building and its history, we are inviting people to become ‘Friends’. Read more →