Church of England Diocese of Blackburn Leyland

Facilities and features

Click on the tags below to learn more about each.

Accessibility

Toilets in church with disabled access

Baby changing facilities available

Disabled parking available or plenty of on-road and parking at adjacent TESCO carpark

Disabled toilet

Available at church hall

Ramped entrance
Hearing (induction) Loop
Large Print
Assistance Dogs
Dementia Aware / Accessible

Our Building

St Andrew's was designated a Grade II* listed building on 26 July 1951

Historically, the ecclesiastical parish of Leyland was large and encompassed the townships of Leyland, Euxton, Cuerden, Clayton-le-Woods, Whittle-le-Woods, Hoghton, Withnell, Wheelton, and Heapey. There was likely a Norman church on the site of the present structure. In the 12th century, Warine Bussel, baron of Penwortham, gave the church to Evesham Abbey in Worcestershire. From the 14th century, vicars were appointed to Leyland church by the abbey. Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the advowson for the church (the right to nominate a priest) was transferred to John Fleetwood of Penwortham.

The chancel was built in the 14th century and the tower probably dates from the late 15th or early 16th century. The older nave was replaced 1816–17, to a design by a Mr Longworth. The church was restored in 1874 by Lancaster-based architecture firm Paley and Austin. The nave roof was replaced 1951–53, and the chancel roof in 1956.


Music and Worship

Bell Ringing
Concerts / Live Music
Organ
Book of Common Prayer Services

Groups, Courses and Activities

Youth Group
Nurture Courses
Bible study
Christianity Explored course
Christians against Poverty
Coffee morning
Discipleship course
Health club
Holiday club
Parenting
Parents and toddlers
Street pastor
Youth work

Help for Visitors

Guided Tours
Guidebooks / Notes
Church Open

Other Features

FairTrade
Foodbank
Audio-Visual Facilities
Conservation Area
Hall for Hire