Philip Webb's atmospheric study of St Wilfrid's Church Philip Webb's atmospheric study of St Wilfrid's Church in Ribchester

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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

Reverend Mike Kirby will be leading a short pilgrimage from the Ribchester Arms to Stydd for compline on two occasions during the Summer and early Autumn.

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Parish Calendar

BBQ at St. Peter & St. Paul's Parish Centre

Friday 01 July 2016

All are welcome at the annual barbeque at St. Peter & St. Paul's Parish Centre on Stydd Lane. Timings TBC. Tickets will be available nearer to...

Rectory Garden Party

Sunday 03 July 2016

Enjoy a warm summer's afternoon on the lawn of the Rectory, in the presence of the Field Day Queen and attendants. Delicious tean and cakes served....

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