Welcome to St Wilfrid's Parish in the Heart of Preston

Welcome to St Wilfrid's


St Wilfrid’s is an active Catholic parish. in the heart of Preston, served by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), with a history going back over 200 years.  I am delighted to be starting as Parish Priest and want to welcome you to St Wilfrid’s.  This website gives you details of the many activities of our dedicated parishioners as well as the history of this church.  Please contact us for more information or if there is anything we can do.

Wishing you every blessing.

Chris Pedley, S.J.

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Fr Joseph Dunn helped to introduce piped gas lighting in Preston. His front door of 1 Chapel Street remains part of the St Wilfrid’s footprint.

Exactly two hundred years after those gas fittings, Piotr Stanowski started work on the earlier version of the website you see now, and Marco Mura’s photos, which are still very evident, enhanced the website. Since Piotr’s return to Poland, David Cape has put in four years of updating and development of the website.

It has now been through a seismic shift! we are most grateful to Chris Boles (Caledonian Websites) for being the architect of this shift, and to Chris Lloyd (Parish Administrator) for her assistance in the process. The website is only available thanks to the commitment of these gifted people working since 2016. May this website be for you both a door and a light, in your own search.


A snapshot of our church and parish life!

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