Church of England Diocese of Liverpool Lydiate and Downholland, Saint Thomas

About Us

We are a christian community seeking to grow in faith through fellowship, worship, prayer and learning together, striving to reflect God’s love through service and mission.  We hope to make everyone feel welcome.

Located in the beautiful Lydiate countryside, we are an active Anglican parish Linked through our combined benefice with with St. Cuthbert's church in Halsall and St Thomas', St Cuthbert's and Haskayne Schools.  Our church community is made up of people of all ages with many families and an active Sunday school.  

Bishop Paul's rule of life for our diocese guides our efforts to listen to God's call to each and every one of us to be people who pray, read and learn. Sent to tell, serve and give.

St Thomas' church is in the deanery of Ormskirk, the archdeaconry of Warrington, and the diocese of Liverpool. Its benefice has been combined with that of St Cuthbert, Halsall.  The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. The church was built between 1839 and 1841, originally intended as a chapel of ease to St Cuthbert, Halsall, it became a separate parish in its own right in 1871.  Additions were made to the church in 1912, including the chancel, a south chapel and a north vestry.

St. Thomas' Church has strong links with the local excellent Church of England primary schools:

St. Thomas' Lydiate (Head Teacher Mr Ward)

St. Cuthbert's Church of England School Halsall (Head Teacher Mr D Scholes)

Downholland Haskayne (Head Teacher Mrs C Mcilwain)