St. Wilfrid’s Parish Centre
1 Chapel Street, Preston,


The Parish Centre is very conveniently located in the city centre, just off the main shopping thoroughfare of Fishergate, and within walking distance of both Preston Railway Station and Bus Station.

The entrance is opposite the main door to the church, in the courtyard, first gated entrance off Fishergate.

Foot Access

There are three steps with a handrail and a ramp to the entrance door.

Bookshop Opening

Bookshop opening


There is very restricted parking in the immediate vicinity but on-street metered and both multi-storey and flat car parks are located nearby; the latter at Debenham's (Butler St.), the former at St. George's Centre (Lune St.).


The doors to the toilets are in the entrance foyer, one of which is accessible for wheelchair users.


There is a fully equipped kitchen, entered from either the foyer or the small meeting room, with a serving hatch to the main room. Also, there is a servery, which can open onto both the main and smaller room, and has a water boiler, fridge, sink and crockery.

Part of the main room is parquet and suitable for use as a dance floor.

There is a projector screen, projector, lap top and CD player available for use, on request.

Room Hire

All enquiries for room hire can be considered.

On the ground floor are two rooms which can be hired for private events and meetings, religious or secular, by a person or group, of any faith or none, even if they are not affiliated to St. Wilfrid’s. The large room has a capacity of 80 people and the smaller room 30 people.

Tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits are provided in the servery area. You are asked to supply your own milk.

If you wish to enquire about booking room hire, please contact the Parish Administrator.

Hire Fees

Standard rate - £10 per hour per room If you have a special request please speak with the Parish Administrator, since consideration can always be given to bespoke arrangements.

Parish Administrator

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Address: The Presbytery, 1 Winckley Square,

Preston, PR1 3JJ

Tel. 01772 554396