Church, Lancashire

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Church is located in Lancashire
 Church shown within Lancashire
Population 3,988 [1]
OS grid reference SD746288
   – London  231 miles (372 km) 
District Hyndburn
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BB5
Dialling code 01254
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Hyndburn
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Coordinates: 53°45′19″N 2°23′12″W / 53.75529°N 2.38665°W / 53.75529; -2.38665

Church is a village in Hyndburn, Lancashire, England; situated a mile west of Accrington. The local travel links are located less than a mile from the village centre to Church and Oswaldtwistle railway station and 27 miles (43 km) to Blackpool Airport. Also, the main road running through the village is the A679. The village has a population of 3,988 according to the 2001 census.

The parish church is the Church of St James, which has late medieval tower (damaged by fire in 1983) and a nave constructed in 1805.

Church's nearest hospital is Accrington Victoria Hospital and the nearest A&E is the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Church's most famous son was Edward Ormerod or Ormrod (1834-1894), inventor in 1867 of the patent Ormerod Butterfly Clip, which has been responsible for saving the lives of generations of coal miners.

Church has a few novelties, such as a Lidl, a KFC restaurant, a bakery, a Coral bookmakers, a Texaco garage, a sports centre [Hyndburn Sports Centre], a fire station [Hyndburn Community Fire Station], a post office [Dill Hall Post Office] that heads towards Great Harwood, a Howarth Timber branch, a car sales garage/tyre shop [S&D Car Sales & Tyres], a motorstore/bike shop [A1 Top Gear Motorstore], a design studio [Dawn Bibby Design Studio], a crafts shop [Topaz Crafts], a chippy [named: Henry Street Chippy] and an Italian restaurant "Pizzeria Ristorante" [named: Monte Cristo].

The village also had an Arnold Clark motorstore, but it closed down during 2010.

The village also had a small library, but that closed during 2006.


Accrington is home to St. Christopher's Church of England High School Technology College, Accrington Academy (a high school) and St. Nicholas C.E. Primary School.


  1. ^ Census, 2001

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