St Elizabeth's Church, Horwich

A vibrant church serving God and the community.

We are a family-friendly church with both traditional and more contemporary services to suit the whole family.

St Elizabeth's Church welcomes you. We are part of the Horwich and Rivington Team of Churches.

We are open for public worship every Sunday at 9.30am, (with an additional Prayer Book service at 8.30am on the first Sunday of the Month). 

Mid-week Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 9.30am alternates between Holy Trinity Church and St Elizabeth's Church. Please see our Team newsletter for details of the dates for each church.

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Rev Michael Behrend

What's on

Holy Communion

Every First Sunday at for 30 mins
St Elizabeth's Church, Horwich
Cedar Avenue Horwich, BL6 6HT, United Kingdom

A short said service of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month

Team Newsletter 2024-05-24.pdf

Our fortnightly newsletter keeping you up to date with our churches and communities

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At St. Elizabeth's Church we work hard to maintain a safe environment for all.

We are committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance.

If you have any concerns or enquiries regarding safeguarding related to our parish, please contact our one of our clergy or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

Revd. Michael Behrend (Team Vicar) - tel. 01204 697162
Revd. Nicola Butterworth (Team Rector) - tel. 07706 979393

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Abbey Clephane-Wilson, she can be contacted at [email protected] or at 0161 828 1465 / 07384 460958

Out of Hours Support

The Diocese of Manchester partners with thirtyone:eight and you can access their Safeguarding Helpline if the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is unavailable. Thirtyone:eight can be contacted on 0303 003 1111.

This also includes any safeguarding queries outside of office hours on weekdays and weekends. An Information Sharing Agreement between the two organisations will allow the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to receive a copy of the advice thirtyone:eight may offer the caller.

In the case of an emergency

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Service.


NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours).

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Parent Line: 0808 800 2222
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours).
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (freephone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Sylvia Smith. If you wish to contact her, there is a link to be able to email her on our safeguarding webpage.

The Diocese of Manchester Safeguarding information