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Last updated 25th June 2020

Whalley Abbey

Whalley Abbey is the stunning Centre for Christian Discipleship for the Church of England in Lancashire (Blackburn Diocese).

It is located in the picturesque village of Whalley, part of Lancashire's stunning Ribble Valley and you will discover it nestling on the banks of the River Calder which runs through the centre of Whalley.

The House is set in the stunning grounds and ruins of the 14th Century medieval Cistercian Abbey.

Tranquillity is key ... and yet you are within 15 minutes drive of the motorway network; while Whalley village also has a rail station with mainline connections to Preston and onwards to all parts of the country, including Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London. 

The grounds and ruins are open to visitors to explore (small charge) with Cafe Autisan (run by a separate charity) open for refreshments from 10am-4pm seven days a week.

Spirituality Programme 2020 - on hold due to Covid 19


Statement about Whalley Abbey from the Diocesan Board of FInance Directors dated 15th June 2020 can be found here