Church shown within Lancashire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||231 miles (372 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
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 (which is set to reopen in May 2015), a KFC, a bakery (Yates'), a Coral, a Texaco, a sports centre (Hyndburn Sports Centre), which opened in 1977, a fire station (Hyndburn Community Fire Station), which opened in 2003, a post office (Dill Hall Post Office), a Howarth Timber, a car sales/tyres (S&D Car Sales & Tyres), a motorstore/bike shop (A1 Top Gear Motorstore), an appliance repair/sales (E&D Domestics), a chippy (Henry Street Chippy), and an Italian "Pizzeria Ristorante" (Monte Cristo).
A small library was in the village, but it closed during 2006.
Church 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.
- Census, 2001
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