Philip Webb's atmospheric study of St Wilfrid's Church Philip Webb's atmospheric study of St Wilfrid's Church in Ribchester


A very warm welcome to the website of St. Wilfrid's Church in Ribchester - which covers the wider Parish of St. Wilfrid's with St. Saviour's at Stydd. These churches are part of the Anglican Communion, within the Diocese of Blackburn.

St. Wilfrid's, Ribchester with St. Saviour's, Stydd is proud to be part of a United Benefice with the nearby parishes of St. John's, Hurst Green and All Hallows', Mitton.

The Village of Ribchester with the outlying hamlet of Stydd are situated in the picturesque Ribble Valley in the heart of rural Lancashire. Ribchester grew out of the ruins of the Roman fort of Bremetenaccum and the Parish Church of Saint Wilfrid's stands where the principle buildings of the fort would have been.

Always a farming community, the Village grew significantly in the 17th and 18th Centuries through the expansion of the Lancashire cotton industry. Within the village you can still see many of the cottages used by the hand loom weavers in the early part of the 17th century - but today the weaving industry has all but gone. Even now though, Ribchester is a busy and industrious community.

Ribchester has four churches; the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul's (an early 'barn' church); the Evangelical Mission Church and St. Wilfrid's with St. Saviour's at Stydd.


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As part of the celebrations, St. John's Hurst Green held a Harvest Feast for children, at which they made BOB boxes.....for Bats or Birds. Some of these boxes are still available to buy...

Have you acquired your limited edition 'Raise the Roof' tea towel yet? Featuring the wonderful 'Wilf' artwork created for our appeal by talented Ribchester resident, Liz Swan, these high quality cotton tea towels are available to buy for just £5 each.

St. Wilfrid's Roof Repairs

The main body of our Grade I listed church is currently closed for urgent, dusty and expensive roof repairs. The door to the Chancel will be open daily from dawn to dusk. Our regular services will be held in the Chancel. Visitors are very welcome.

We hope the work will be completed by mid-September. For more information about the active fundraising campaign for this project, please visit

Parish Calendar

Christmas Fair

Saturday 02 December 2017

Lunches, afternoon teas, Christmas stalls, cakes and... FATHER CHRISTMAS IN HIS GROTTO!

Advent Sunday Toy Service: St. Nicholas

Sunday 03 December 2017

Holy Communion at 8:00am - The Rev Cannon Brian McConkey.

Parish Eucharist with the giving of toys (and Junior Church) at 10:30am - Roger Smith.


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