Church of England Diocese of Blackburn Rufford

St Mary the Virgin

Welcome to St Mary’s, Rufford with Holmeswood!

Whilst the lovely church building, adjacent to the grounds of Rufford Old Hall (NT), is of historical interest and architectural beauty, and is the venue for musical concerts and other events, its primary role is still its original one - as a gathering place for the worship of almighty God. The people who gather to worship in this building (some would say they are the Church ) are drawn both from the village of Rufford and from beyond the boundary of the parish and diocese. All are welcome, both to visit but especially to worship here.

Please follow the link to ‘About us’ to find out more.  

The parish of Rufford w Holmeswood: St Mary the Virgin is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Blackburn’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Parish Safeguarding Officer - Mrs Rosemary Lyon - 01257 464 541

Diocesan Safeguarding details -

You're invited

You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!

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The Rectory
92 Blackgate Lane
Lancashire, PR4 6UT

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7.00 pm Eucharist

Every Thursday at for 30 mins
St Mary the Virgin
Church Road Rufford w Holmeswood, L40 1TA, GB

Weekly Eucharist

Displays of Flowers, Music & Refreshments
September 10th - 12th :10am -4pm
6pm Sunday 11th Songs of Praise