It was founded in Norman times. The first Rector of Halsall was Robert (no second name known), c.1190. There was originally a Norman Church founded on the site (no documents are known with the date of foundation). The early English church was started around 1290. The church has undergone numerous alterations over the centuries.
Scheme of alterations:
- Norman church of simple form, with chancel and porch, but without aisles.
- About 1290, the addition of a north aisle and chapels, and a tower and spire.
- According to the book (Halsall 1320-1965), the tower and spire appear to have been dismantled round 1340-1350,
- Work seems to have stopped around 1350, probably due to the plague sweeping the country, which is said to have killed half the population of England.
- The tower and spire were later rebuilt in a different location of the church, using some of the original materials.
The church has six bells and a clock which chimes quarter hourly 24 hours a day.
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