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Christmas Wreaths

Just a polite reminder to all concerned that all Christmas wreaths, pots and decorations should […]

January 26, 2019

Guidance regarding requests for faith references for School applications

Guidance regarding requests for faith references for School applications. Many people apply for places for their […]

January 26, 2019

Craig Halliday Concert

Saturday 9th February 7pm at St Peters Church Mawdesley We are thrilled to welcome back […]

January 26, 2019

What's On

Don't miss out on the events in our community

  • 21February
    11:00 am
    Mawdesley, Hurst Green Coffee Morning

    Come and join us at the Hurst Green Community Centre for a…

  • 22February
    9:00 am
    Mawdesley, Morning Prayer

    Reverends Michael and Janet, and the Lay Readers meet in churches for a…

  • 24February
    9:15 am
    Croston, Holy Communion

  • 24February
    9:30 am
    Mawdesley, Family Service

    A child friendly service (sometimes with puppets) lasting about 45 minutes

  • 24February
    11:00 am
    Bretherton, Holy Communion

  • 24February
    1:00 pm
    Croston, Open Church

    St Michael & All Angels Church will be open for visitors on…

  • 25February
    7:30 pm
    Croston Bell Ringing Practice

      We are pleased to announce that with the completion of the…

  • 27February
    10:00 am
    Croston, Holy Communion

    Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 3/4 hour

  • 1March
    9:00 am
    Mawdesley, Morning Prayer

    Reverends Michael and Janet, and the Lay Readers meet in churches for a…

  • 3March
    8:00 am
    Mawdesley, Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

  • 3March
    9:00 am
    Bretherton Family Service

    We are trying the new start time for a trial period, please…

  • 3March
    9:15 am
    Croston, Holy Communion

  • 3March
    11:00 am
    Mawdesley, Holy Communion

  • 3March
    6:30 pm
    Mawdesley Evensong

  • 4March
    7:30 pm
    Croston Bell Ringing Practice

      We are pleased to announce that with the completion of the…

  • 5March
    11:00 am
    Mawdesley, Would you like a chat and a cup of coffee?

  • 6March
    10:00 am
    Croston, Holy Communion

    Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM for 3/4 hour

  • 8March
    9:00 am
    Mawdesley, Morning Prayer

    Reverends Michael and Janet, and the Lay Readers meet in churches for a…

Welcome to Our Community of The Three Churches

Hello and welcome.

The 3 churches of St John the Baptist Bretherton, St Michael & All Angels Croston and St Peter Mawdesley have come together as a single community.

Reverend Michael Woods, is the Rector of the United Benifice of Croston, Bretherton & Mawdesley with Bispham.
He is a local person who started his working life at Leyland Motors, living in Leyland & Longton before hetrained at Ripon College, Cuddesdon in Oxfordshire. He then served his curacy at St Aiden’s Bamber Bridge before moving to Rishton where he has been the rector for the last nine years.
Reverend Janet Taylor continues to serve as a self-supporting Associate Priest in the three parishes, working alongside Reverend Michael building up a ministry team.
We look forward to welcoming you to our churches please check out the details of our services below or on our calendar page.

Croston Church wins Heritage Lottery Fund support for major repairs

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Get in touch

For urgent Pastoral needs call Rev Michael on 01772 600548

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