Home. About Us. Worship at St.Mary's. Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals. Younity @St.Mary's. Christian Meditation. Sparks for Children. St. Mary's News. Our History.   The PCC. Parish Groups. Our magazine. What's On. Contact Us. Find us. Gallery. Links. Farmers'  Market.



            The Parish Church of St. Mary,

           Penwortham

The History of St. Mary’s on the following pages is very  extensive and scholarly.  It was compiled by a former curate of  St Mary’s  Rev’d Kingsley Jones on 1974. We are extremely grateful for this work which discusses in great detail  all of the history of the church and the surrounding area of Penwortham.


The index below indicates the breadth of this work and we are extremely grateful to Kingsley Jones for his endeavour.  Click on any of the headings to navigate around our history.


THE CHURCH IN ITS HISTORICAL SETTING

The Barony of Penwortham

The Priory, its Priors, and the Penwortham Breviary

The Manors

The Children - Division of the Parish

Province, Diocese, Deanery

The Clergy of Penwortham


THE LANDSCAPE ABOUT THE CHURCH

Castle Hill

The Churchyard

The Landslips

“Crusader”

The Lych Gate

Church Avenue

Saint Mary’s and Saint Anne’s Wells

The Tunnel

The Old Vicarage

Penwortham Bridges

The Old Water Tower


THE NAVE

The Nave

The Fire

Fonts

Armour

Civil War

Windows in the Aisles

Monuments in the Nave and Aisles


THE CHANCEL

The Chancel

Windows in the Chancel

Monuments in the Chancel


THE TOWER AND BELLS

The Tower

The Clock

The Bells



Back to Top

Next