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.


Raise the Roof Appeal

Throughout 2017, our parish was working hard to raise funds for urgent and essential repairs the the roof and other fixtures in our Grade I listed church building. Thanks to the generosity of parishoners and goodwill of so many in our community, our Raise the Roof fundraising target has now been reached! For more information about this project, please visit

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A very big thank you to all who made International Night such an enjoyable and community based event. As a bonus we made £614 for Church funds.

It is 150 years since the Longridge Parish was formed. To mark this, they have asked to hold a special Evening Service at Ribchester on Sunday 23rd September at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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