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.


Latest News

Please help to make St. Wilfrid's as clean and tidy as possible before Easter and the licensing of Brian, our new Rector. On Tuesday 11th April, we will be holding a 'Big Spring Clean'. Teas and coffees will be available.

A massive thank you to everyone that attended the Raise the Roof Appeal Auction of Promises on 31st March and for all of the generous promises given and bids made. The total from the evening night stands at an amazing £2,250!

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Parish Calendar

Licensing of Rev'd Cannon Brian McConkey

Wednesday 26 April 2017

The Bishop of Lancaster will institute and the Archdeacon of Blackburn will induct, the Rev'd Canon Brian McConkey as Rector of Ribchester at a...

Safari Supper

Saturday 20 May 2017

The ever popular Safari Supper will set off from Ribchester Village Hall. Participants meet at the Hall to receive their 'starters orders' -...

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