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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We are delighted to confirm that Rev'd Canon Brian McConkey will be licensed as Rector of Ribchester and as Priest in Charge of St John the Evangelist, Hurst Green and All Hallows, Mitton at a service on 26th April 2017 at 7:30pm in St. Wilfrid's Church, Ribchester.

For most Parishes, the Eucharist lies at the heart of our lives. For most Christians, it is the act of worship they attend more frequently than other. But why? What does the Eucharist have to teach us about how we live as Christians in the world? How can children and young people best get involved? These are some of the questions that will be reflected upon in the Eucharistic Festival at Blackburn Cathedral, on Saturday January 28th.

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