Lathom Park Chapel
Lathom Park Chapel - a beautiful place, a quiet place, a public place.
The chapel of St John the Divine was founded by the Earl of Derby in 1500. Although small it is a beautiful stone building with Almshouses adjoining and set in pretty, well-tended gardens. Inside it has lovely stained-glass windows and carvings. The screen came from the dissolution of Burscough Priory under Henry VIII. There is a burial vault with railings alongside the chapel.
In our busier, noisier times Lathom Park Chapel and gardens still provides a place where people find peace and tranquility.
We are open for regular worship at 11am every Sunday. We are also open to visitors 2pm to 4pm every Sunday afternoon from May to September.
Through baptism we regularly welcome new members to our chapel and community.
Weddings are a public witness of the marriage vows exchanged between tow people. Funerals celebrate the life and work of parishioners who have departed.
We also have regular celebrations and fundraising activities often linked to the rhythm of the the farming year - Plough Sunday, Rogation, Lammas and Harvest.
Through local support and hard work our chapel remains a special place at the heart of the community.
You are warmly invited to Lathom Park Chapel whether you are suited and booted or you prefer jeans and T-shirts; whether you are deeply religious or searching for something; whether you are rich or poor, tall or short, young or old; whether you are gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered ... most of these are already represented here so you’re in good company!
Lathom Park Chapel 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 Liverpool’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."
SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT: Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:
In the Parish: Mary Jones Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Tel contact 01695 572143
In the Diocese: Andy Holmes, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. Tel: 07940 378139. Email [email protected]
Mick Murphy, Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Tel: 07376431466 E-mail [email protected]
If you wish to report any safeguarding concerns directly to the National Safeguarding Team please email [email protected]