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.

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

Bishop Julian has launched his annual Harvest Appeal which this year is supporting people in Bolivia and Zimbabwe.

Following the parish meeting on 12th June, a further meeting regarding the parish vacancy will be held after the Parish Eucharist service on Sunday 17th July, when Archdeacon Michael will be present. All are welcome.

Give As You Live

Parish Calendar

Harvest Evensong at St. Savour's

Sunday 02 October 2016

St. Wilfrid's Patronal Festival

Sunday 16 October 2016

Holy Communion with Junior Church. Service led by the Revd Gill Mack

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