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Fairhaven United Reformed Church (The White Church)

22 Clifton Drive | Fairhaven, Lytham St Anne's FY8 1AX, England
+44 7729 451173
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A landmark church

Well worth a visit to see the remarkable stained glass. The congregation were friendly, but... read more

Reviewed March 27, 2018
Brian R
Going for a walk

walking along the sea front from St Annes and could the church its building is just fab tried to... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2018
Martin D
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The White Church is a unique building just a couple of minutes from Granny's Bay, Fairhaven Lake and the RSPB shop. The Church was formed as Fairhaven started to grow in the early 1900's and the at Lytham saw the potential for setting up a new Church in the area and on 4th May 1904, Fairhaven Congregational Church (now Fairhaven URC) was opened in what is now the Church Hall. Fund raising continued and gradually work progressed on the main Church Building, known locally as the 'White Church' because of the white faced tiles used in it's construction and the grand opening was held on 17th October 1912. The Church is Byzantine in style and attracts many visitors who come to admire the building and its beautiful windows. The Church is open to visitors Thursday and Sunday afternoons; you can also visit the Church during the Thursday morning Coffee morning that starts at 10.30 am (the bacon barms are highly recommended) and, of course, you're also very welcome to join us for Sunday morning worship starting at 10.45 am.
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22 Clifton Drive | Fairhaven, Lytham St Anne's FY8 1AX, England
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Well worth a visit to see the remarkable stained glass. The congregation were friendly, but elderly. They are in the catch 22 position of wanting to attract young people, but being unable to offer much to attract them until some young people attend.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

walking along the sea front from St Annes and could the church its building is just fab tried to have a look inside but it was locked, if you go to see and its locked just look at the way its built.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This is a lovely church led by a terrific vicar who is lovely with everybody who goes there. Dads funeral was there and you would have thought David knew him personally,he was so warm.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

lovely old church small inside but beautiful building and amazing choirs tiny isle dont here any bells though

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

We have driven past this beautiful church for years and always said we should visit and at last we have. We went on a Sunday and were greeted by two lovely volunteers who made us most welcome, with an offer of tea and biscuits. We...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

This beautiful church is unique within the Fylde area of Lancashire. It was built with white faced blocks and is really distinctive. Inside is well laid out in beautiful wood with pews facing towards the direction of the sea. The church itself is adjacent to...More

1  Thank Brian C
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BobBonHere, Manager at Fairhaven United Reformed Church (The White Church), responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thanks for your very kind review Brian

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Best coffee and toasted teacakes, bacon rolls. Every Thursday 10.30 - midday. Visit a very unusual church at the same time.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Unfortunately we couldn't have a look around as they were preparing for a funeral but we will go back. It looked stunning with fantastic stained glass windows

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

What a fantastic marble exterior. Fine architecture. The inside is basic standard design but visitors are made very welcome and a nice place to retreat and gather ones thoughts.

Thank Barry C
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We went here on the 19th December, sadly for a funeral. We had arrived early so they kindly gave us some tea coffee and biscuits. The ladies there are really friendly and the vicar himself was so kind and really gave a lovely service. What...More

Thank Jane M
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BobBonHere, Manager at Fairhaven United Reformed Church (The White Church), responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2016

Thank you so much Jane M for your lovely review- it's very much appreciated (PS- it's 400!)

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