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Churches in Edenfield and Ramsbottom

Edenfield Parish Church

Edenfield Parish Church is warm and welcoming with a strong sense of community. The parish is situated at the entrance to the Rossendale Valley and is predominantly rural with large areas of open countryside.

We have a traditional style of worship and our 9.30am Sunday services use Common Worship, enhanced by our small choir.

Our choir and director of music regularly take part in Royal School of Church Music festivals in Chester and Manchester and they play a leading role in the village’s Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols and Passiontide services.

Children are well catered for at the church, with JAM (Jesus and Me) Club meeting every Sunday in the neighbouring Edenfield School except on the third Sunday of each month when they join in the Family Service in church.

The Mothers Union meets in church on a monthly basis, and also organises a variety of charity fundraising events.

The parish has one school, Edenfield C of E (Controlled) Primary School, which is situated across the road from the church. There are very close links between the church and the school, including regular services in church. Many church and community events are also held in the school building including Mums and Tots, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides.

There is a strong feeling of community spirit within Edenfield village. The community graveyard and a Garden of Remembrance lie within the grounds of the church and each year the church elects a Rose Queen who undertakes fundraising for a charity of her choosing.

History:

Edenfield Parish Church is a Grade II* building dating from 1778. A chantry chapel existed on the site in the 13th century and the oldest part of the present church is the 16th century tower. It is one of only a small number of churches with no known dedication.