Facilities and features


There are disable toilet facilities in the Parish room, at the back of church.

Baby changing facilities are situated in the toilet area in the Parish room.

Accessible Toilet

To the rear of the building, facing Goodshaw Lane there is a level entrance.

Hearing (induction) Loop

Large print hymn and service books are available every Sunday.

Assistance Dogs
Dementia Aware / Accessible

Our Building

The beautiful west window behind the altar are in memory of Florence Brookes, the centre window was given by her husband and the side windows by the Girls Friendly Society. The central figures, representing Faith, Hope and Charity are based on a window in the chapel of New College, Oxford, designed by the great painter Joshua Reynolds.

We are planning to re open for times of individual prayer.
At the moment we meet on Tuesday morning from 9.00 - 9.30am.

There has been a church ion this site since 1542. The present church is the third building and was built in 1828.

The church is opened every Tuesday morning from 9.00 to 11.30am (ish) Light snacks and homemade cakes are available with a selection of teas and coffee. We are a friendly group who enjoy a good chat. You can be assured of a warm welcome.
We are open on Wednesday mornings for a parent and toddler group from 10am to 11.30am.
There is a monthly Community lunch - usually on the first Thursday of the month. Lunch is served from 12 o'clock to 2pm
Our worship each Sunday begins at 11am. Refreshments are served after the service.

We are registered as an Eco church and are committed to developing our awareness of ways to maintain and improve God's beautiful world.

Music and Worship

We are looking forward to welcoming the Rossendale Male Voice Choir in March 2024 at the start of their celebrations for their 100 years birthday. Back in 1924 the choir held their very first concert in the church.

We have a working pipe organ which is used on most Sundays.

Book of Common Prayer Services

Groups, Courses and Activities

We aim to encourage young people and families to learn about Jesus through our regular Messy Church.

The 45th Rossendale, (St John's Crawshawbooth), Beavers meet every Tuesday at the Friendship Lodge, on Hill Street.

We are joining with the Rossendale team for this year's Lent Course. The meeting will be held on Zoom. For details and Zoom sign in details please contact Mike Black on 07825379645.

We hold a Community Cafe every Tuesday morning from 9am to 11.30 ish. Small snacks and delicious homemade cakes are available, as well as wonderful company.
Our Parent and Toddler group is held every Wednesday 10am to 11.30. We are a friendly group and generally have a great time together.
On the first Thursday of each month we host a community lunch. You do not need to be to be a member of the church family to attend. Please contact Laura on 01706 414361, in order to book a place.
We can guarantee a warm welcome.

The 45th Rossendale, (St John's Crawshawbooth), Cuds meet every Wednesday and Friday at the Friendship Lodge, on Hill Street.

We aim to encourage young people and families to learn about Jesus through our regular Messy Church.

Mothers Union

Little Angels, our Parent Toddler group runs every Wednesday in term time only, from 10 am to 11.30 am.
This is a busy, friendly group. Please contact Elaine on 07500936662 to check place availability.

The 45th Rossendale, (St John's Crawshawbooth), Scouts meet every Thursday at the Friendship Lodge, on Hill Street.

Help for Visitors

Free wifi

We have recently up graded our kitchen facilities.
We host a weekly Cafe on the hill on Tuesday, from 9.30-11.30am and a monthly Community Lunch.
We also hold regular social events.

The church is open:
every Tuesday from 9am until 11.30am
every Wednesday from 10am to 11.130
Thursday lunchtime 12 to 2.00pm once every month
every Sunday from 10 am to 12.30

Other Features


We support our local food bank RAFT. We have a ‘Grubtub’ in the Parish room for on going donations, supplementing this with Harvest and Christmas gifts.

Audio-Visual Facilities

Our Parish room is available for rent for children’s birthday parties, family events etc. Please contact Michael Black on 07825 379645 for further details.