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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Historic Churches in Ribble Valley

St. Bartholomew's Church Chipping


There is a tradition of a church in Chipping since the end of the 5th Century. The present Church though, with its sturdy western tower and embattled parapet dates back to the 13th Century.

During its chequered history St. Bartholomew's has been partly rebuilt in the 16th and 19th Centuries resulting in a variety of styles. Of particular note is the original medieval font in the choir, the sundial and nearby in the churchyard a Yew tree. The trees were used centuries ago for making bows but are poisonous to cattle and so had to be confined to areas away from them.


Every afternoon except Monday


Sunday 8.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m., 6.30 p.m. (1st Sunday 11 a.m. Holy Communion, 2nd Sunday, no 11.00 a.m. but 5.30 p.m. Family Service)