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.

 

Raise the Roof Appeal

Over the past few months, we have been actively working to raise funds to pay for urgent and essential repairs the the roof and other fixtures in our Grade I listed church building. Most of the roof work has completed but we still need to raise further capital to see the project completed. For more information about this project, please visit www.raisetheroof.online.

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Latest News

You are invited to take part in Advent course across our united parishes. All meetings take place from 7:30pm and will last for an hour. Click for dates and venues.

Our friends in the parish of St. John's, Hurst Green, will be holding a Pantry Sale on Saturday 9th December, 10:30am-12:00 noon, at the St. John's Old School Hall.

Thank you to everyone who helped at or came along to our Chrostmas Fair on Saturday 2nd December. Your support and hard work helped to make the event an outstanding success, raising £1392.61 for parish funds. Click for photos.

Parish Calendar

United Benefice Social Event

Friday 26 January 2018

Please make a note in your 2018 diaries for a social gathering of all 3 of our parishes, with a dinner at the New Drop Inn. Menus and booking...

Family Eucharist Service

Sunday 11 February 2018

New for 2018... a shorter family communion service for the whole family to enjoy! Once each month we will be inviting children to stay in Church...

Family Eucharist Service (Mothering Sunday)

Sunday 11 March 2018

New for 2018... a shorter family communion service for the whole family to enjoy! Once each month we will be inviting children to stay in Church...

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