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.

We are a vibrant, rural Christian community and aim to be inclsive and welcoming. We connect with people across and beyond parish boundaries; so that they may experience sanctuary, mutual support and joy in God's love.

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.


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Ribchester Music Makers & Friends present... The Crucifixion by John Stainer. Tuesday 9th April at 8pm in St Wilfrid's Church. Click below for more information.

Under Church Representation Rules a new church Electoral Roll has to be prepared in 2019. If you wish to be on the electoral roll for our parish, you must submit a completed Enrolment Form no later than 31st March. 

Parish Calendar

Evening Worship (Ribchester)

Sunday 07 April 2019

This service will have a Lenten theme.

PCC Meeting

Monday 08 April 2019

Music Makers perform Stainer's Crucifixion

Tuesday 09 April 2019

Further details, times and ticket information to be confirmed as soon as possible.

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