St Bartholomew's, Chipping
St Michael's, Whitewell
The Parish Church of St Bartholomew is in the picturesque village of Chipping, in the heart of the Ribble Valley, on the edge of the Forest of Bowland. A beautiful church built in 1506, although there has been a church on this site since 596 AD. This ancient church hosts a peel of six bells, which were cast in 1793, several 19th century stained glass windows and an 1876 'Henry Willis' organ.
Chipping has won a number of best kept village competitions over the years and more recently has enjoyed success in the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom competition.
The church of St Michael, Whitewell is right next door to the Inn at Whitewell. Both church and Inn are in a beautiful setting overlooking the river Hodder in the Forest of Bowland ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Not surprisingly, St Michael’s is an extremely popular venue for weddings.
See inside St Michaels.
St Michael’s is usually open during the daytime from Easter to September. If the church is locked you can obtain a key from the Inn next door.