Church of England Diocese of Blackburn Hambleton The Blessed Virgin Mary

About Us

 We are a family friendly church in the lovely Over Wyre village of Hambleton, Lancashire. SATNAV ref is FY6 9BZ

On April 30th 2015 Rev.Andy Shaw was instituted as Vicar of the Waterside Parishes, which is St John Out Rawcliffe, St Oswald's Presall and Blessed Virgin Mary Hambleton, in plurality with Stalmine and Pilling.

Previous vicars can be found at the page link shown on the sidebar (Vicars names).

Contacts to arrange Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals should be made with Rev Andy Shaw 01253 799895 or [email protected]

or the warden:  

L Shipway 01253 700779,

directly via the telephone numbers given.

                                                                    

 Our  Church which has gained the Child Friendly Award for the Sunday Club,.

 In 2010 we reordered the interior to provide a multi-use space at the rear whilst maintaining the seating for approximately 200 worshippers. This latest reordering is mentioned in the article at the page link shown on the sidebar (Church History). This space has proved very useful during the church year, being used for after church coffee and for PCC meetings.

      In 2016 we completed our brand new Church hall.

The new hall is available for hire for more details click the page link on the Church Hall

The new church hall is used by Brownies, taekwondo  http://www.dragonmartialartsuk.com , Weightwatchers and is available to hire.

We have a lovely new ORGAN.

We welcome weddings at our church and are pleased to be included in Guides for Brides webpage

We also have a well maintained graveyard, including a memorial garden for the scattering of ashes plus a  Memorial Book and index. Click on the sidebar to view more information.

We have two war memorials. Click on the sidebar (War Memorials).

We have a small choir and a flower circle. 

We have a monthly parish magazine and would welcome articles or advertisers.

We use free trade products when we serve tea and coffee after the 10.30 service and we have a free trade stall once per month.

We feel our church is a very beautiful one and invite you to take a look on Friday mornings or any Sunday. A recent addition is a pencil sketch of the Church interior, by local artist Michael G Reed. This sketch can be seen on the left and shows the interior of the chuch prior to re-ordering in 2010.

For recent events and advance notice of upcoming events, take a look at  the sidebar link (Our News). 

We would like to thank everyone who has donated to our ORGAN FUND, The £5,500 needed has now been raised.

If you wish to donate to our WALL REPLACEMENT FUND or in memory of a loved one, OR to get  yourself on the email list for our magazine,  Please visit our sidebar page link (Donations).

We have recently sponsored a Chair in Blackburn Cathedral at the cost of £220 and would welcome individual donations of £2.00 to help us recover that outlay for our funds. Please visit our donations sidebar page link

 Archive records (from 1695 - 1863) of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials are available on the following link archive records using the page linkunderlined