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Welcome to St.Wilfrid’s!

Welcome to St. Wilfrid's, Standish

Welcome to the website of the Church of St. Wilfrid, in the Parish of Standish, Lancashire. Our church, which is part of the Diocese of Blackburn, has both a rich history and a large and active community, working today to celebrate the Good News in friendship and fellowship.

Whilst our church building, the only Grade 1 listed building in Wigan, has stood on this spot for over 400 years, there is documentary evidence which shows a much longer history of worship, with a church community that dates back over 800 years. The lives of the Lords of the Manor of Standish were closely entwined with the church from their earliest Norman days.

Today, St. Wilfrid’s is both the centre of our township and a major part of a thriving community. Our website is a window into the lives of our church community, and we hope that by browsing the pages herein you will get a flavour.