Our History (courtesy of Wikipedia)
A church has been on the site since before 1094. The oldest parts of the present church are the tower and the north arcade, which date from the late 15th century. The nave was built in 1813. In 1847 the Lancaster architectural practice of Sharpe and Paley rebuilt the chancel and in 1851 added a pulpit and a reading desk. The church was restored in 1863–64 by E. G. Paley (by this time Sharpe had retired from the practice). In 1881 the practice, now Paley and Austin, carried out further alterations, which included widening the north aisle, adding a vestry, a porch, a pulpit, and a font, lowering the floor, removing the gallery, opening the tower arch, replacing windows, reseating the church to accommodate 450 people, and retiling and refitting the chancel.
Further work was carried out in 2017 to the main door and to display our ancient artifacts and also to improve communications within the church.
Take a guided tour round our church. Don’t miss going up the tower through the door near the font (CLICK HERE TO START THE TOUR)
Resources for prayer.
Prayer is an important part of Christian observance.
You can download Blackburn Diocesan Prayers from the link below – the current month and the previous month is always available via this page.
Other resources for prayer.
Thy Kingdom Come
Join the global wave of prayer praying with Christians around the world as one for people to know Jesus Christ.
I cannot remember in my life anything that I’ve been involved in where I have sensed so clearly the work of the Spirit. – Archbishop Welby
Resources to help churches, families and individuals to pray can be found online at www.thykingdomcome.global
The Prayer Course
An eight week journey that will help you and your community to grow and deepen your prayer life and an index of thirty prayer tools. Check out the prayer course here: www.prayercourse.org
Church of England, Daily Prayer Feed:
Daily Prayer apps
The Church of England offers different ‘Daily Prayer’ apps available for iOS and Android. Find out more here.
Other prayer resources
The Children’s Society offers regular prayers to help you and your church pray for vulnerable children and young people. Sign up to receive their monthly prayer email.
You can also use their topical prayers on issues like debt, poverty and neglect in your church or in your personal devotions.
Christian Aid’s prayer diary is a useful resource to pray for their work and that of partner organisations around the world. The diary features daily requests to pray to or thank God, a weekly prayer, verse or thought that could be used in church intercessions, and weekly references to the Bible for reflection.
Christian Aid also offers a wealth of topical prayers on current issues in the news and international emergencies and disasters.