Facilities and features
We have non-gendered toilets and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities
We have baby changing facilities. St. Michael's welcome nursing mothers and have no objection to breast feeding during our services or other events.
There is a Sheffield-style bike rack outside the church hall entrance on Tulketh Road
St. Michael's is well served by onsite, level, parking, accessed from Tulketh Road. There is plenty of space to park on Egerton Road.
We have a toilet which is especially for disabled worshippers. There is also provision for baby changing.
There are three accessible car parking spaces close to the church hall entrance
St. Michael's is fully accessible both outside and in.
St. Michael's is served with an induction loop.
All our services have a large print edition. If you would like this option please ask one of our welcomers.
Assistance dogs are welcome at all times.
Gluten-free Communion wafers are available
The church has some stained glass. The east window dates from 1969 and was designed by Harry J Stammers of Bradwell, Bucks.
The chapel has a small window from the workshop of Shrigley and Hunt of Lancaster. It depicts S Cecilia and was given in memory of Alice Livesey, choirmistress and organist at St Michael's.
St. Michael's is a Grade 2* building, designed by Austin and Paley of Lancaster and started in 1906. Its tower was never completed.
The church features in the annual Heritage Open Days in September each year.
We aspire to becoming an Eco-church
Music and Worship
St. Michael's is used regularly by local groups, choirs and organisations as a venue. The acoustics are really rather good!
St. Michael's has an excellent organ and a concert standard grand piano.
Every Sunday at 8.30 am
If you like to sing, why not join our friendly choir! Rehearsals are held every Tuesday evening at 7.00 pm in the choir vestry
Groups, Courses and Activities
A Brownie pack meets in the church hall each Wednesday evening
We have a Guides group which meets in the church hall each Wednesday evening
Little Fishes is a church-run play group for parents and toddlers every Monday afternoon
Rainbows meet every Wednesday in the Church Hall
Help for Visitors
We have an excellent history written in 2017 by a noted local historian:
'St Michael and All Angels Ashton on Ribble - A History' by Alan G Crosby (36pp)
£2.50 plus p&p
Cupboard Love is open on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 10-11am. Take what you need, give what you can.
The church is on the edge of the Ashton conservation Area
For details talk to Meg on 01722 725120.