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.


Raise the Roof Appeal

Over the past few months, we have been actively working to raise funds to pay for urgent and essential repairs the the roof and other fixtures in our Grade I listed church building. Most of the roof work has completed but we still need to raise further capital to see the project completed. For more information about this project, please visit

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Thanks to the generosity of parishoners and goodwill of so many in our community, our Raise the Roof fundraising target has now been reached!

There are over 1.65 million farmers and workers in 1,226 producer organisations across the Fairtrade system - many in poor, developing areas of the world.

A social gathering of our three parishes, to celebrate the Epiphany, will be held on 26th January at the New Drop Inn.

Parish Calendar

PCC Meeting

Sunday 18 March 2018

PCC Meeting after church to receive the annual accounts.

Holy Week: Wednesday Holy Communion

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Holy Week: Maundy Thursday Service

Thursday 29 March 2018

Service to be taken by Rev. Canon Brian McConkey.

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