Church of England Diocese of Blackburn Ribchester

Welcome to St. Wilfrid's in Ribchester

A very warm welcome to this page for St. Wilfrid's in Ribchester. This Church serves the Anglican community at Ribchester, together with nearby St. Saviour's Chapel at Stydd. The village of Ribchester with the outlying hamlet of Stydd is situated in the picturesque Ribble Valley in the heart of rural Lancashire.

We are proud to be part of a United Benefice with the nearby Parishes of St. John's, Hurst Green and All Hallows', Mitton.

Ribchester grew out of the ruins of the Roman fort of Bremetenaccum and the Parish Church of St Wilfrid's stands where the principal buildings of the fort would have been.

Always a farming community, the Village grew significantly in the 17th and 18th Centuries through the expansion of the Lancashire cotton industry. Within the village, you can still see many of the cottages used by the handloom weavers in the early part of the 17th century - but today the weaving industry has all but gone. Even now, though, Ribchester is a busy and industrious community.