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Welcome to the website of St. Mary’s in Penwortham

“A  caring and welcoming Christian community, seeking to involve all people in God’s family”

In addition to Service times, the church is open every Thursday from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm when all are welcome to visit.


St. Mary’s is an Anglican church and is the parish church of the Ancient Parish of Penwortham. In these pages you can find out about us and what we do and a little about the town of Penwortham. Penwortham is a township in Lancashire, England located south of the city of Preston. To find us click here,

Last year we were awarded Child Friendly Church status from the Diocese of Blackburn. We encourage parents with children to come along to our services. We have a comfortable crèche in church where children and parents can sit together and play and read whilst being involved in worship.

St. Mary’s is a Fairtrade parish and we have an extensive range of Traidcraft products for sale in church.

We have disabled facilities (toilets, access and hearing loops) at both our church and church hall.

Click here to listen to our bells

The Fallen of WW1 Remembered

On Monday 4th August between 2.30 and 4.30 pm the church will be open to enable the people of Penwortham to pay their respects to those who gave their lives in The Great War. There will be a short tour of those graves where some of the fallen are remembered.

Tea, coffee and cold drinks will be available.

The Lights go out all over Europe

In the evening from approximately 9.45pm the church will be open again for an act of remembrance to those on the Memorial. At 11.00pm a ceremonial candle will be extinguished to commemorate the chilling words of the Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey as hostilities commenced at 11.00pm on 4th August 1914.