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St Nicholas Church
Church of St Nicholas with St John
53°41′50″N 2°15′09″W / 53.697250°N 2.252521°W / 53.697250; -2.252521Coordinates: 53°41′50″N 2°15′09″W / 53.697250°N 2.252521°W / 53.697250; -2.252521
Location Newchurch, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Church of England
Completed 1825
Materials Dressed sandstone
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Church of St Nicholas with St John
Designated: 7 June 1971
Reference #: 1072799

St Nicholas Church in Newchurch, Lancashire, England, is an active Anglican parish church in the diocese of Blackburn, founded in the early 16th century.


The first church was thought to be made of wood and erected in 1511, and it was rebuilt in stone in 1561 in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

This was replaced by the current building, dated 1825 over the west door, which is believed to have been constructed by the parishioners themselves without the benefit of an architect. The chancel was added in 1897 by R.B Preston. It is a Grade II* listed building.

Today the parish is styled: St Nicholas, Newchurch with St John and St Michael. St. Michael's was built in Lumb in 1848 and St. John's was built at Cloughfold in 1890.

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