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17th,18th and 19th May 2019

A Folk Music weekend not to be missed. In aid of CMV Action & Downham Village Hall.

16 outstanding female acts and 2 fantastic dance groups

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Downham Banner

The conservation and display of the Centenary Banner of the Downham Benevolent Society.

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Wedding Venue

Downham Village is your ideal Lancashire wedding venue, what better backdrop could you have for your special day than in probably the most beautiful village in the Ribble Valley.

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CONGRATULATIONS RALPH

The Hon Ralph C. Assheton TD DL has been appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire. As the new High Sheriff, Ralph will be sworn in at a ceremony on Friday, 5th April when he takes over from the incumbent High Sheriff, Anthony Attard OBE DL.

HM The Queen personally appoints the High Sheriff of Lancashire – a role dating back more than 1,000 years. Ralph said “To become High Sheriff of Lancashire is a great honour for me”. The role includes a duty to “protect and assist in upholding the dignity and well being of Her Majesty’s Judges and to project the principles of encouraging responsible citizenship and respect for the diversity of the community which lie at the heart of our Constitution”. The office of High Sheriff is an unpaid and voluntary role.

SAVE THESE DATES

GARDENS OPEN at Downham Hall in aid of charities will be on Saturday and Sunday
13th and 14th July. The human fruit machine is getting geared up .Kare you going to help?

No one knows how long there has been a church at Downham. During the rebuilding of 1910 traces of what were believed to be early Norman or Anglo- Saxon foundations were unearthed. The presence, within the parish,  of a field called Kirkacre - a pure Saxon word - adds credence to an estimate of 1,000 years. The church, with fifteenth century tower and main body of 1910, stands at the top of the steep main street of the village in a perfect and harmonious grouping with Downham Hall, home of the Asshetons since several months before the accession of Queen Elizabeth I in 1558. The present Lord Clitheroe is Patron of the parish church. The Parish Church of Downham St. Leonard is in a joint benefice with Christchurch, Chatburn, the neighbouring parish. These two parish churches share a Priest-in-Charge with St. Mary Magdalene, Clitheroe; there has been no vicar exclusively for Downham since 1988.

Visitors

We are an open church; the door is unlocked from morning to dusk every day. Visitors are welcome to look round, guidebooks are available (see also history link, to the left).

Visitors are warmly welcome to attend all our services (for details see our services page, and latest newsletter).


Services

2nd and 4th Wednesday at 10 am

Shortened Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer

1st and 3rd Sunday at 11 am

Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer

2nd, 4th and 5th Sunday at 11 am

Matins from the Book of Common Prayer

Special Services such as Mothering Sunday, Harvest Festival, Carol Service and Christingle
are announced in the Parish newsletter and shown on the website.

Our 11 am Holy Communion Service from the Book of Common Prayerf pdf


Contact Us 

OUR PRIEST IN CHARGE 
CONTACT FOR WEDDINGS AND HOLY BAPTISM
REQUESTS FOR VISITS AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

Revd Andy Froud

The Vicarage, Church St, Clitheroe BB7 2DD 
01200 423317 or 0796 957 6691

OUR CHURCH WARDENS

The Hon Ralph Assheton  01200 440173 
Mrs Philippa McFall 01200 441484
Mr Ian Walton 01200 445063


CHOIR MISTRESS

Mrs Kirsteen Walmsley

ORGANIST

A team of organists provides cover: Mr James Robinson and Mrs Eileen Dickinson.

HON SECRETARY TO THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL
& CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS FOR THE PCC


Mr Tom McLean    01200 445471  
Ings End Barn
Rimington
Clitheroe
Lancashsire
BB7 4EH

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