Welcome to our Church
We are a vibrant, rural Christian community and aim to be inclusive 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.
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 is 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 St Wilfrid's stands where the principal 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.