St Matthew – New Hall Lane

St James – Knowsley St, Avenham

St Matthew’s Mission – Acregate Lane

About The Parish

The Parish of The Risen Lord is a large area of south-east Preston with three places of worship:

The area was a typical cotton mill area with a number of thriving mills, all now long gone. The area is inner city and urban, mainly terraced housing, with some high-rise flats, with industrial areas and many small businesses. It is a multi-cultural area with a high percentage of people have ethnic origins other than English, including many from the Indian sub-continent, as well as Afro-Caribbeans and Eastern Europeans.

St Matthew’s Church, St James Church and St Matthew’s Mission on Acregate Lane, often referred to as “Acregate”.

The parish has a population of about 17,000.

It was created in 1996 from the parishes of St James, St Mary and St Matthew.

The area was a typical cotton mill area with a number of thriving mills, all now long gone. The area is inner city and urban, mainly terraced housing, with some high-rise flats, with industrial areas and many small businesses. It is a multi-cultural area with a high percentage of people have ethnic origins other than English, including many from the Indian sub-continent, as well as Afro-Caribbeans and Eastern Europeans.

The parish has two former council estates. The parish has many of the problems of the typical inner-city.

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Please contact either the Vicar, Alistair McHaffie,
or the Church Warden for St Matthew, Bob Woodfield,
or the Church Warden for St James, Dot Parker.

 

 


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