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St Mary's Church, Beaumont

The Parish of Beaumont with Kirkandrews-on-Eden and Grinsdale

(within the United Benefice of The Barony of Burgh)


Priest in Charge: The Revd, Tudor Boddam-Whetham The Rectory, Burgh by Sands (01228 576324).

Location: Situated prominently in the heart of the village on the course of Hadrian's Wall and on top of a Norman 'Motte and Bailey'.


The Church community is known for its warm welcome to parishioners and visitors alike, and the Church is open daily throughout the year.

The original 13th century Church was built using predominantly sandstone left from the Roman 'Hadrian's Wall', and it has been adapted and extended several times over the centuries since that date.

Historical information panels covering First, Second and now Third Millennia have recently been installed in the Church. These have been welcomed by the many visitors to the Church, many of whom are walking the World Heritage Site “Hadrian’s Trail”.

Interior view of St. Mary's


Our Anglican worship combines traditional and more modern approaches, and is structured to form an integral part of the overall provision within the United Benefice of the Barony of Burgh which also incorporates Aikton, Burgh-by-Sands, Great Orton and Kirkbampton.

1st Sunday: No service at Beaumont (see Parish Magazine for details of other United Benefices Services)

2nd Sunday:8.15 am Traditional Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

3rd Sunday: 8.15 am Holy Communion (Common Worship)

4th Sunday: 9.30 am Service of the Word.

5th Sunday: 10 am United Benefice Service by rotation (see Parish Magazine)

Midweek:    7.15 am Service of the Word.

(1st Tuesday) April to September at St Mary's, October to March at Monkhill Chapel.


Churchwardens:  Mrs Linda Beattie (01228 525996)

Click here to go to the combined East Solway churches website.

Friends of St. Mary's Church

We would like to establish a group of "friends" of St. Mary's to help from time to time with the various things to keep our Community Church in good order. Things like daily opening and closing (it's open all year round), ground works, internal cleaning, flowers, seaonal decorating, and if we had a larger group of volunteers that would help to spread the jobs out. The Church is there for everyone, regardless of whether they actively worship in it and it is part of the Hadrian's Wall World Heritage site, attracting thousands of visitors annually. Anyone interested in principle in joining, please contact Eve Johnston 576337 or Linda Beattie 525996.


Click here to view an information sheet about the history of St Mary's Church.

Information and photgraphs of the kneelers made to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the appointment of the first recorded Rector in 1296.

A list of vicars of the combined parish of Beaumont and Kirkandrews with Grinsdale can be found on the Local History page.

Virgin and Child Statue, Christmas 2014