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Discover 290 years of local history as church marks special anniversary

by Editor

This October, it will be a whopping 290 years since St Luke’s Church in Lowton was consecrated – and celebrations are planned to mark this huge milestone.

The church, which sits at the crossroads in Lowton, is an integral part of the history of our towns, having seen countless marriages, funerals, baptisms and other events of both personal and national significance since 1733.

On Saturday, 14 October, two days before St Luke’s Day, the church will be opening its doors to the community for a Heritage Day, looking back on nearly 300 years.

It’s a chance to browse some of the historic documents relating to the church and the town from the Wigan and Leigh Archives, with a special talk at 11am from archivist Tom to help you make sense of it all!

Children from St Luke’s School will also be getting involved on the day, and there’ll be a special film show, as well as refreshments available. The day will begin at 10am and run until 2pm.

Heritage Days like this one have proven very popular in the past with more than 400 people attending – and it’s easy to understand why! So come along and learn some fascinating facts about the church and the history and heritage of our local area.

Special service to be led by Bishop of Liverpool

The Heritage celebrations continue on Sunday, 15 October, when the Bishop of Liverpool, the Right Reverend Doctor John Perumbalath, will be leading a special service at 10am.


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