About St Laurence's
Being the custodians of Chorley’s oldest building is both an enormous privilege and an enormous challenge. We are looking to form a Friends of St. Laurence’s as this will be what helps us to maintain our cherished building in the medium and long term.
If you’d like to know more about becoming a Foundation Member, please
email Michael Welsh on email@example.com
St Laurence’s Church is situated in the centre of Chorley. It is believed that there has been a Church on that site since Anglo Saxon times. In 1362 there is a concrete reference to a Vicar of Chorley, an offshoot of the Parish of Croston. The Tower is a fifteenth century construction so the Church is by far the oldest building in Chorley and has been a constant factor is the development of the town from a tiny rural hamlet to the present day when it is the fastest growing population centre in Lancashire.
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