The Church in Chorley

A brief introduction to the Church and its contribution to the Heritage of Chorley
It is impossible to consider the heritage of Chorley without recognising the interaction of the community with the Christian Church. From the Saxon period to the present day the Church has provided a focus for people to celebrate the significant events of both individuals and the community.
The 2001 census shows that 84% of the population of Chorley Borough identified themselves as being Christian. Although this does not mean that every one identifying themselves as Christian was an active member of a Church.
Regular attendance at a Church remains relatively high in Chorley. Thirty thousand people are regularly involved each month in Church related activities.
The Church controls 37 of the 51 primary and 3 of the 6 secondary schools in the Borough and holds property valued at over one billion pounds; and is custodian of most of the Boroughs historic buildings. The Churches run clubs and activities for a range of age and interest groups.

The Church in Chorley