We're in the Heart of Clitheroe

Our doors are open throughout the week with our regular Sunday Services to our Tuesday Country

Working With Local Community Groups

From hosting live music to Rainbow and Brownie clubs there's lots for families to enjoy.

Everyone is Welcome

Whatever your age or interests you'll find a broad welcoming smile.

Bringing Churches Together

Throughout the year we host meeting and conferences with subjects from global warming to ecumenical unity.

United Reformed Church, Clitheroe

The services, celebrations and events

Church Services

Clitheroe URC welcomes everyone to join in our services and groups.

Our main worship service is held each Sunday morning at 10:30am, and on the first Sunday of each month the service includes Holy Communion.

Our congregation has a wide age span and our Junior Church club has lots of fun activities.


We are based in the heart of Clitheroe not far from Clitheroe Castle entrance. Our main access is at street-level on Castle Gate at the top of Moor Lane.

The main entrance, with the addition of a lift, allows for full disabled access.

We have limited parking at the front but there is a large car public car park to the rear on Lowergate. Sunday parking is free.

To visit us put our postcode BB7 1AZ into your satnav.

The Church

A beautiful, quiet sanctuary in the centre of bustling Clitheroe.

Our Life Events Services



Christenings are usually held as part of the Sunday main service. To arrange this please contact us here...


Baptisms for children and adults by arrangement. Please click here to find out more...



We welcome all couples who seek to be married in church, including those of the same sex. Please enquire here...

Funerals and Services of Remembrance

We would like to be of help in any way for those who are bereaved. We can conduct a funeral service for you whether or not you or your family are regular worshippers. Please click here to find out more...

Venue Hire

Are you looking for a venue with enough space for a group event or perhaps a regular get together?

We currently have four areas for either a one-off or on a regular basis depending on availability.

Our rooms have the capacity for anything up to 200 people and cost from as little as £12 per hour.

These are the main rooms:

  • The Church Hall - up to 200 people
  • Lower Hall - up to 120 people
  • Rainbow Room - up to 50 people
  • Common Room - up to 40 people

Find out more information, photos, prices and booking details here...


Upcoming Events

Sunday Church Service

Sunday 19 May, 10:30am to 11:30am
This is our main service each Sunday.

Clitheroe English Club

Monday 20 May, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Informal lessons for speakers of other languages

RV Jazz Big Band

Monday 20 May, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Rehearsals most Mondays

Clitheroe Country Market

Tuesday 21 May, 9:30am to 12:00pm
Stalls selling plants, food and gifts with café


Tuesday 21 May, 5:00pm to 6:00pm
For girls aged between 5-7


Tuesday 21 May, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
For girls from 7 to 10 years

Service of Reflection

Thursday 23 May, 12:30pm
A short service, led by a team of church elders, followed by an optional soup lunch

See the events for the whole month here...

Clitheroe URC News

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Monday 30 October 2023


Wednesday 20 September 2023

Jack Feneley has just produced this short video about the life of the Church


Tuesday 15 August 2023

The children of Barrow URC Primary School, have been developing their ideas on how to make improvements to our outdoor space.

Thought for the Day

“ When we work, we work. When we pray, God works.”
James Hudson
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