The Grade II* listed Fairhaven United Reformed Church (The White Church) is probably the most unusual and iconic church in the Fylde yet many people tell us that they know hardly anything about the church or that they pass by regularly but haven’t ever been inside.
This Lancashire town centre church built in 1868 is worth a visit any time that you find yourself on the Fylde Coast. This Grade II listed building, listed also under the Conservation areas Act 1990, is of special architectural interest being a mid 19th century classic church of the period.
The classic and imposing portal entrance leads to the entrance hall and onwards through an oak screen into the spacious and well-appointed interior. Often when the church is open you maybe privileged to hear the sound of the unique 1905 Organ resonating throughout the building finessed by the marvellous acoustics of the church.
You may be lucky and be in town on the night of a Nigel Ogden of the BBC Organist entertains fame concert when he conjures magic from the keys of this wonderful organ. Unmissable!
Sit in one of the old style pews and marvel at the quality of the eight stained glass windows of special cultural and historical importance. Hopefully you might visit when the morning sun shines through the windows highlighting the stories and characters that the windows display. Stop for coffee and a chat and perhaps visit the many events that may be happening on that day probably organised by many of the community groups that frequently use the large main hall, lecture hall and many other anti rooms of this community hub.
It is just worth sitting a while in the church and embracing the feeling of peace and serenity that emanates within this wonderful building.