Worship at St. Wilfrids

Festival Eucharist in St Wilfrid's for Ribchester Festivalof Music and ArtRev. Gill Henwood presides over the Ribchester Festival Eucharist in St Wilfrid's Church

The Christian Calendar

At St. Wilfrid’s we follow the Christian Calendar; looking forward to Christmas each December - the Christ child, Jesus, the Light of the World in the depths of midwinter and celebrating through January to Jesus’ Presentation by Mary & Joseph to God as an infant.

In Spring, the restrained season of Lent prepares us for the great festival of Easter, again followed by a season of celebration until Whit Sunday (or Pentecost), the birth of the worldwide Church through the gift of God’s Holy Spirit.

During the Summer, Sunday worship focuses on one of the first three gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke), following Jesus’ teaching and life as our guide and inspiration.

In Autumn we give thanks for God’s promise, celebrate our patron, Wilfrid, in October and keep Remembrance Sunday in November.

This seasonal approach to our worship gives rhythm and a foundation with readings from the Bible related to our everyday lives through our songs and music, sermons and group discussions.

Services within the Parish

Within St. Wilfrid's church we have a loop system, so that those with hearing aids can tune in easily. Please do not hesitate to speak to a churchwarden or sidesperson on duty at the back of the church if you are in need of assistance.

There are also toys and a rug for a children's play area under the tower at the back of the church. Please feel most welcome to make use of these during services.

During term time we organise crafts and other activities for children during our Sunday morning 10:30am Parish Eucharist services. These take place in the Village Hall (next door) with Junior Church leaders.

WCs are accessible in the Village Hall during services at St. Wilfrid's.

We have an Open Table at St.Wilfrid's and all are welcome to receive Holy Communion with us.

For specific information on our regular service pattern, please click on the clinks below.

See our Parish Calendar (or 'Coming Events' to the right of this page) for planned special dates and festivals.

Private Prayer

In the Dutton Chappel, on the North side of the church, we have a prayer tree and bowl. If you would like to hold those in need in prayer, or to offer thanksgiving, please feel free to add messaes to this tree. Before and after services there are also candles to light.

Coming Events

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.

The Crucifixion by John Stainer

Tuesday 09 April 2019

Ribchester Music Makers & Friends present... The Crucifixion by John Stainer. Tuesday 9th April at 8pm in St Wilfrid's Church. Tickets on the door.

Stainers Crucifixion

APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting)

Sunday 28 April 2019

Every parish must hold an Annual Meeting each year; this is usually referred to as the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM). All lay members of the church whose names are on the...

PCC Meeting

Monday 13 May 2019