Welcome from Reverend Phillip Chew

Hello and welcome to the website for Saint Nicholas Church.

Rev Philip is the parish priest who is married to Janice and they have two grown up daughters. Rev Philip came to Wrea Green in November 2019 after 10 years' service as the Area Dean of the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales. Prior to that he was priest in charge of several parishes in Lancashire. St Nicholas church is a broad church encompassing various styles of worship and outreach programs. On this website, you will find information about various groups and contact details. Rev Philip can be contacted on 01772 687644 revpchew@gmail.com  

In a recent survey the community was asked if the church was offering worship for all, meeting people's needs and serving as it should by being a true reflection of the love of God which is for everyone. Here are a few of the comments received.

"Saint Nicholas is a very positive church with a very welcoming atmosphere."

"Excellent church for children with a great Sunday school - JAM"

"Saint Nicholas has a 'user friendly' service."

"I've only been attending regularly since February 2018. I was made to feel most welcome by everyone to such an extent that I now feel at ease attending the services."

"The congregation feel like a family, and the support from them is wonderful in times of trouble."

"I've been attending for a couple of years now and have been impressed and grateful for the kindness and inclusiveness of the people at the church, to me that really speaks the message of God's love."

The Blackburn Diocese 2026 Vision's message is 'Healthy Churches Transforming Communities'. St Nicholas Church is endeavouring to do this.

Please pop in and discover for yourself.

With every blessing and good wishes

Reverend Phillip

    People involved at St Nicholas Church

VICAR: Rev. Philip Chew, 01772 687 644 or revpchew@gmail.com

VERGER: Mr. Stanley Parkinson 01772 685036

CHURCH WARDEN: Mrs Lynda Lancaster: lmlancaster@btinternet.com

                                         Mrs. Liz Almond: 01772 685572

                                         Mr. Paul Taylor: ptommytaylor@aol.com

                                         Mr. Phil Heighway: philheighway@bh-a.co.uk

SECRETARY: Ms Helen Gregson 07976 307755 or helengregson06@gmail.com 

TREASURER: Mrs. Liz Almond: 01772 685572

ST NICHOLAS CHURCH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER: Mr. Paul Taylor: ptommytaylor@aol.com                                                                                                           Mobile number: 07787 515182                                                                                                                                      Home Number: 01772 386188

                                                                                         St Nicholas Benefice Lead for Safeguarding Matters

St Matthew, Ballam: Mrs Elisabeth Agnew, Tel: 01253 794737, email: home@papr.co.uk

St Michael, Weeton: Mrs Glenys Crossley, Tel: 01253 836303, email: crossleydandg@outlook.com.

If you have any Safeguarding concerns, please see the link below to the Diocese of Blackburn Safeguarding Handbook.

RECORDER Mr. Chris Dickson 07968 095639

ORGANIST: Mr. Dan Moore

PARISH MAGAZINE EDITOR: Mrs. Sandy Harris 01772 683827 or sandy.rainbow@outlook.com


PARISH MAGAZINE ADVERTISING: Rachel Crawford - rachel.crawford@virginmedia.com

Ribby with Wrea Endowed C of E school HEADTEACHER: Mrs. Sarah Robson 01772 685221 www.ribby-with-wrea.lancs.sch.uk

Webmaster: Mr. Liam Batty: batty1867@sky.com

We aim to be;

  • UPWARD, praising and worshipping the Lord
  • INWARD, growing spiritually in the knowledge and love of Christ and in the fellowship of the Spirit
  • OUTWARD, sharing our faith with our community


Our Parish Magazine, includes items from the Church of St Nicholas, St Matthews, Ballam and St Michael, Weeton, which are part of our benefice and also items from our sister RC Church of St Anne at Westby Mills. We aim to serve the whole community, so that it is more than a church magazine. Many of the organisations of our villages contribute to the content, helping us make it both informative and of widely varying interest.

Being a magazine that represents such lively, friendly churches and active communities, we are never short of content but still we welcome contributions from anyone. If you would like to submit something, please contact the editor, Sandy Harris - sandy.rainbow@outlook.com

Copies cost £1 per month but an annual subscription is only £10 for the 12 issues. We can deliver to subscribers over a wide area:- Wrea Green, Ballam, Lytham, St Annes, Westby and the Plumptons, Westby Mills, Weeton, Wesham, Kirkham, Warton, Freckleton, Lea, Clifton and Newton. To arrange a subscription and to have a magazine delivered each month then please contact Jean Ensor 01772 684711

Service Times

Every Thursday 10:30am

Every Sunday 9:30am

Diocese Safeguarding Handbook 


St. Nicholas C of E Church

Wrea Green Parish Church,
Wrea Green,

Contact us

Enquiries regarding funerals should be directed to the Vicar; revpchew@gmail.com

All other enquiries should be made to info@stnicholaschurchwreagreen.com