Rivington church, Church of England

Church picture

Church of England,
Sheephouse Lane,


The church has a graveyard.

Church History

It was founded before 1541. An unusual feature of Rivington Church is that it is not dedicated to any saint or martyr, but is correctly referred to as 'Rivington Church'. Rivington was a chapelry of the parish of Bolton, being made a parish in its own right only on the appointment of the Rev. Thomas Sutcliffe in October 1856.



Church Records

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Copies of Bishop's Transcripts


Register Transcripts





The church is located at OS grid reference SD6249514442 (Lat/Lon 53.625155,-2.568557). You can see this on maps provided by:

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