All Hallows Church, overlooking the River Ribble at Mitton, has been a place of worship from 1270 to the present day. In 2020, we celebrated 750 years of worship and welcome in our church building. A week of events to celebrate this milestone was planned but unfortunately the Covid pandemic struck and churches were closed for part of the year so we were unable to celebrate as we had hoped.
We are a welcoming congregation, some of whom have long standing family connections to the area and this Church. Visitors are always welcome to our services or to look round the church, which is open each day. We are always looking for people to join our congregation and, if they wish, play an active part in our church community. We have recently started a bell ringing group and more information about this can be found on the link to the left of this page.
At the end of April 2017, Revd. Canon Brian McConkey became the vicar for the newly formed united benefice of All Hallows, Mitton, St John's Hurst Green and St Wilfrid's, Ribchester. Brian is kept very busy with three parishes to look after, with support from retired clergy and lay ministry.
Brian, his wife Sue and their daughters are pictured below, on their arrival in our parishes.
Our Sunday services take place at 9.30am and follow a
largely traditional format. Tea and
coffee is served after the service providing the opportunity for people to chat and
for us to welcome visitors and those enquiring about their faith.
Children of all ages are welcome at our services and we have activity packs available and there are also areas away from the main body of the church if the children need to run around and be themselves.
Weddings are a very important part of our offering to the
Parish and wider community. The Church and its location is very attractive to
wedding couples and we are happy to accommodate those who have a connection to
the Parish or who are committed to regular worship at the Church, if they wish
to be married at All Hallows. More information about Weddings is provided on the "Weddings" page on this website.
We share a number of events and activities with our sister church of St John the Evangelist at Hurst Green and with activities and services that take place in Ribchester.
Since 2014 we have been part of the Diocese of Blackburn, having previously been in the Diocese of Bradford – a result of historic boundaries. We are enjoying being part of the Blackburn Diocese and the Whalley Deanery and the easy access we now have to Diocesan resources and activities.