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.

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

Each year we have to revise the Parish Electoral Roll (ER) prior to the Annual Parocial Church Meeting (APCM). Only those on the ER are eligible to attend the APCM. The revision of the AR will take place between 24th March and 5th April 2016.

Our 10-week Autumn term course for parish children and families, learning about sharing Communion, prepared the way for us to celebrate the first 'Admission' of 19 children to Communion in our parish in late November 2015.

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Parish Calendar

Safari Supper

Saturday 07 May 2016

A popular annual Safari Supper around Ribchester village.

Family Eucharist with the Blessing of Animals

Sunday 05 June 2016

With school taking part. Bring along your pets for this fun and animal-friendly service. All well behaved animals welcome!

Ribchester Field Day

Saturday 18 June 2016

Click here for the Field Day page on Facebook.