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St Walburge, Weston Street

St Walburge, Weston Street, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, Lancashire PR2 2QE View on map

Grade I listed church completed in 1853 by J A Hansom to cater for the rapidly expanding Catholic population of Preston. Early Decorated style with very tall octagonal spire (314 feet) of 1866. Interior resembles a medieval hall with a spectacular hammer beam roof which has painted statues on the hammer beams. Stained glass by Maycock, Hardman and Mayer of Munich.


Opening Arrangements

All year: Sunday 11.45am - 1.15pm; 1 April - 30 September: Saturday 10am -2.30pm. At other times by prior arrangement. Open every day at least before and after services (3 times a day). Guided tours, Saturday 11.30am - 2.30pm.


Follow signs for University of Central Lancashire. From A5071, A583, turn into Maudland Road, right into Leighton Street, left into Pedder Street, then into Weston Street. Rail: Preston (1 mile). Bus: No 87 from Preston Bus Station.

Parking Spaces


Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes