Church of St John the Baptist, Pilling, Lancashire
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A remote coastal church
This remote coastal church might look simple and unassuming from the outside, but it has a stunning unspoiled Georgian 'preaching box' interior. Large windows illuminate the wonderful wood furnishings with the cool, watery light of the surrounding marshland.
Outside is the grave of Reverend G. Potter. He was a prizefighter, and was said to have fought thrice and preached twice one Sunday.
The new St John the Baptist church, built in 1887, stands 100 metres away.
Our churches cost on average, £2500 per year, to keep them clean, conservation work, maintenance checks and in a safe condition for visitors to come and enjoy.
Please help us to keep our churches open by donating a gift of £5 or £10 by texting the numbers below or visit our donation page here
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Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A strangely beautiful church
A boom-time church for a rich city parish
There are steps up to the churchyard and into the church.
Disabled access information
Narrow aisles mean wheelchair access is difficult. There are steps up to the churchyard.
Metalled path through church yard. Uneven stone floor. Step up into boxed pews. Stairs to gallery
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
10 miles south west of Lancaster off A588; pass a windmill on the left, cross the bridge, past the Golden Ball pub and the new St John's church; turn right onto the road next to the former Ship Inn
Nearest railway station: Poulton-le-Fylde (6.4 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this churchbefore you visit? You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Lancashire, Cheshire, Manchester, & Merseyside County Guide 2012
This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches we care for in Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.
All our Lancashire churches are in our North region.
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