May 22, 2016 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
The Bishop of Durham, The Rt Revd Paul Butler, will be preaching and presiding at a special thanksgiving service at Rivington Church 10.45 22nd May. This event is by invitation only.
This commemorates the 450th anniversary of the receipt of the Royal Charter from Queen Elizabeth 1st in 1566 for school and church in response to the request from the first Protestant Bishop of Durham, James Pilkington.
Rivington Church was built in 1540 by Richard Pilkington, the Lord of the Manor, on the site of a former church going back to Saxon times and consecrated in 1541 by the Bishop of Chester.
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