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

Welcome!

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.

 

Latest News

On Sunday 4th December, the following announcement was made at the end of the Parish Eucharist service, in respect of the appointment of a new Rector of Ribchester and Priest-in-Charge of Hurst Green and Mitton. Click the link below to read more.

The new Gift Aid envelopes, starting on 4th December 2016, are now on order. If you already donate by bankers order or envelope, your arrangement will continue automatically unless we are advised otherwise. If you would like to start, please click for details of how to get in touch. Thank you for your support!

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Count Down to Christmas Workshop

Sunday 11 December 2016

A popular craft workshop for primary school age children (and older) plus accompanied under-fives. Held in Ribchester Village Hall from 2:30pm...

Christingle Service

Sunday 11 December 2016

Begin the Advent season of preparing together - for everyone. With Christtingle candles for all. Collections in aid of the Childrens Society.

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