St Mary's Church, Thornton-le-Moors, Cheshire
How to find us
- What's nearby
A church that stands on history
St Mary's dates from the fourteenth century onwards, and is believed to be on the site of a pre-Conquest church.
It sits in a village close to the Mersey estuary, near a small nature reserve.
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
Text TLM to 70970 to give £5
Text TLM to 70191 to give £10
Your generous donation will help us to protect a beautiful part of local and national heritage. Thank you!
A strangely beautiful church
Stunningly detailed medieval wall paintings
A pair of eccentric churches
Disabled access information
There are steps up from the footpath into the churchyard and sloping path across the churhyard to access main door. Steps down into side chapel, chancel to nave
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings only a small number have heating, running water and toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
1.5 miles north of M56 Junction 14, off the A5117
Nearest railway station: Ince & Elton (1.2 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church before 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.Thornton-le-Moors St. Mary - Your Church Tour Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside County Guide
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.
- Community information