The Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England


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Music at St. Mary’s


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Situated some 35 miles (56km) north of Manchester in the Ribble Valley, in the Diocese of Blackburn, the church is built on a limestone outcrop in the centre of the town of Clitheroe, within a peaceful church garden enjoying panoramic views across the valley, flanked to the north by Dunsop Fell through which the Trough of Bowland runs.

The main services are supported by a full choir, accompanied by a particularly fine organ, the latter stimulating an active concert programme throughout the year. Visitors and newcomers are assured of a warm and friendly welcome at all our services.

A peal of eight bells and an unusual east window depicting 1000 years of local history, reminds us of the long connection between the church and the community.

For information not found on this site, please call the Parish Office, Tel: 01200 422 828.


Latest Updates:

Music at St Mary's Concert Programme


Beginning on Sat 7th February

7th March: Dr. Tim Rishton (Norway)

    4th April: Tom Leech (Leeds Cathedral)

    2nd May: Siriol Hugh-Jones (cello) and James Lonsdale (Organ)

    6th June: David Holder (Leeds Parish Church)

    4th July: Graham Barber (St. Bartholomew’s, Arnley, Leeds)

    29th August: Bob Marsh (Skipton Parish Church)

    5th September: Stephen Carleston (Bolton Parish Church)

    3rd October: David Cowan (Holy Cross, Leicester)

    21st November: Showcasing young talent (a young person’s concert)

    Coffee is served before all concerts at 11.00 am and the performance will start at 11.30 am

    Concerts cost £5 (including coffee and biscuits).

Children accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge,

 as are students on production of a valid student card.

Contact details: Alison Hoyle, 57 Bracken Hey, Clitheroe, BB7 1LW Tel: 01200 424622 email: