'We are open as usual' message from popular Clitheroe church undergoing major restoration work to replace windows

‘We are open as usual.’

By Sue Plunkett
Tuesday, 12th April 2022, 12:30 pm

That is the message from Clitheroe United Reformed Church which is currently partially hidden under scaffolding and sheeting.

Work is being carried out to complete the final phase of replacing the windows with new double glazed units and the next three months will see the final phase take place to replace the west windows at the front of the church in Moor Lane.

This work will be carried out by Clitheroe firm Lightworks, winners of the Creative Business Award and Beacon Award at the recent RVBC awards ceremony.

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The new windows have been designed by Daniel Burke and his team and will include colours in keeping with the rose window on the Lowergate side of the church. The project has been partially funded by Lancashire Environmental Fund and Congregational and General Charitable Trust along with church fund raising events.

All the usual activities will continue in the church during this time, including worship each Sunday at 10.30 am and a Thursday lunchtime service at 12.30 pm, the country market on Tuesdays between 9am and 12.30pm and the popular first Saturday of the month events serving homemade soups and cakes and selling books and jigsaws.

The church will also be open for two events in this year’s Jazz and Blues Festival. The Ribble Valley Jazz Big Band on Saturday, April 30th and the Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues impro workshop on Sunday, May 1st.. On Saturday, May 14th the church will be hosting the Christian Aid Week Big Brekkie.