Hello and welcome.

We have received news that our wonderful United Benefice of St John the Baptist, Bretherton, St Michael & All Angels, Croston and St Peter’s, Mawdesley, will become a United Parish. This is GREAT NEWS as we can now move forward as a United Parish and begin our search for a suitable rector to lead us and guide us.

Please pray for our Parish through this time of change and for our representatives who have been voted onto the interview panel.

If you have any questions about the United Parish please contact your wardens or Faye Gunn on Faye.Gunn@blackburn.anglican.org who will do their best to answer your questions.


This Sunday 21st July

9.15am  – Family Worship – Croston
11am – Holy Communion – Bretherton
11am – Holy Communion – Mawdesley

Wednesday – 10am – Holy Communion – Croston
Friday – 9am – Morning Prayer – Mawdesley

Next Sunday 28th July

9.15am Holy Communion – Croston
9.30am Family Worship – Mawdesley
11am Holy Communion – Bretherton
12.30pm Baptism – Bretherton


As our website continues to develop we are calling out to anyone who may have pictures of the churches, the grounds and events of times gone by that you’d be happy to share with us on this new site. You can email them to us below – don’t forget to tell us the history surrounding the picture too!

Latest posts

Jesus welcomes the disciples back from their mission, and takes them away for a time…

For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

John Cameron, John Robert ‘Bob’ Wright, Marion Pickles, Steven Bamford May they rest in peace,…

Tickets available from Sunday 14th July – email stmichaelmessage@gmail.com for info.

Upcoming events


Morning Prayer

9:00 am — 9:30 am

Holy Communion

10:00 am — 10:30 am

Morning Prayer

9:00 am — 9:30 am

Wedding Service 31-August-2024

All Day
@ Croston St Michael’s

Music in the Woods

7:00 pm — 11:00 pm

Harvest Supper

7:00 pm — 9:30 pm

Christmas Tree Festival

December 23, 2024 11:00 am — December 24, 2024 4:00 pm
@ Croston St Michael’s


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