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.

 

Latest News

We recently launched our 'Raise the Roof' community heritage appeal, which aims to raise the funding needed to complete necessary repair work to the stone slate roof of Grade I listed St. Wilfrid's Church. This appeal aims to bring our community together; to raise money, make up the shortfall in grant funding and ensure that a historical asset is protected for years to come. For more information about the appeal, the activities we're planning and how you can help, please visit www.raisetheroof.online.

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.

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Sunday 26 March 2017

Family Eucharist with Ribchester School children taking part.

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