Christ Church, Over Wyresdale

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Christ Church, Over Wyresdale is known as 'The Shepherd's Church' and is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty within North Lancashire with stunning views over the surrounding hills. We are a friendly, welcoming church which seeks to share the love of God with our local community and the wider world.

There has almost certainly been a church on this site since the fourteenth century or possibly earlier. Records show the existence of a chapel on the site in 1570; a faculty for the pulling down of this chapel and the building of a church was granted in 1733. Christ Church was restored in 1853 and again in 1894, this time by Philip, 4th Earl of Sefton. At this time three beautiful stained glass windows were inserted in the new chancel. All the windows in the nave were replaced under the auspices of the Sefton family; sheep form part of every scene depicted.

We look forward to welcoming you to our church and the beautiful area in which we live and work.

If you have any questions about our church, our worship or about weddings and baptisms please send us an e-mail from the Contact page.

'The Shepherd' is the Christ Church parish magazine and it is published on a quarterly basis.

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Rev Cindy Rigney
Abbeystead Vicarage
(01524) 793125

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BCP Eucharist
This service is a BCP Eucharist on a trial basis. Please give Cindy your feedback on this initiative.
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Service
Every second Sunday at 5:30 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly
Every fourth Sunday at 5:30 PM for 1 hour



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Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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Incumbent: The Revd Cindy Joanne RIGNEY
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 11599
Built: 1733
Our Patron: Vicar of Lancaster and Bishop of Blackburn
Archdeaconry: LANCASTER (532)
Deanery: LANCASTER and MORECAMBE (53204)
Parish Legal Name: Over Wyresdale (530250 )
CofE Church Info: (603250 3/250)
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The current editor is: Graham Rigney

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This page was last updated on Monday 5th December 2016
Christ Church, Over Wyresdale, Lancashire, LA2 9BE


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