St Laurence

St Laurence’s is probably the oldest building in Chorley and like most ancient parish churches in England has played a central role in the history of its local community.

Chorley, Lancashire

Opening times

Monday to Saturday 11am to 2pm. The church is normally open each day, and arrangements for special visits can be made via our parish office. Cooked meals are available on Tuesdays and Fridays.


Union Street

The church provides, in the monuments and inscriptions around its walls, a rich tapestry of the history of Chorley. This and so much more requires an on site visit to the church and a conducted tour with one of our guides.

We look forward to your coming to view our building. Perhaps you might like also to come on a Sunday and join us in worshipping God, for as well as having a fascinating past, we are a vital, worshipping congregation in the present, continuing to the serve Chorley today as we have through the centuries.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Glorious furnishings

  • National heritage here

  • Social heritage stories

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Café in church

  • Car park at church

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access throughout

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Wifi

  • Taste Cafe, our pay what you can cafe.

  • Standish Stitchers craft group, plus many more.

  • Church of England

Contact information

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