St John’s Church, Calder Vale

St John’s Church, Calder Vale

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St. John’s Church is a small, picturesque and much loved early 19th century church, situated above the village of Calder Vale, Lancashire, in beautiful woodland countryside. Alongside it is St John’s C of E School.

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The church

This Church has much of interest, not least the beautiful structure and stained glass windows, the organ built by Wilkinson of Kendal in 1888 and the carved choir screen.

Church origins: The first curate in charge was the Rev. Thomas Carter, who presided over the construction phase of the Church and assisted at the consecration in August 1863.Calder vale

Each year in April/May, the church is surrounded by bluebells and many people enjoy visiting from over a wide area.  There are refreshments served in the church during this time, on Saturdays and Bank holidays and  “Bluebell teas” take place in the village hall on the Sunday afternoons.

The congregation

The church has a small, warm and welcoming congregation of all ages.

It has a faithful village choir including one member who has served for 97 years!  It shares an organist with All Saint’s Church, Barnacre.

The contact details of the 2 church wardens are available on the “useful contacts page”.

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The Sunday Service is at 09:00 – it is a communion service with hymns – and there is a Sunday school, meeting on the first and last Sunday in church, during the service.  There are also wonderful refreshments every Sunday in the church following the service.

According to the season, there are other services – please see the “coming events” section on the home page for more details.  If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter or quarterly Parish magazine please contact us using the details above.

Last updated: June 22, 2016 at 10:30 am


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