Ormskirk Market Day

The Parish Church of Ormskirk - St. Peter and St. Paul



Ormskirk Parish Church - a bibliography



Illustrated Itinerary of the County of Lancaster

How and Parsons, 1842


"We entered Ormskirk, thirteen miles from Liverpool, a little after noon, and found it to consist of one principal street, from which the main throughfares branch off somewhat like the last letter but one of the alphabet ... The church was greatly repaired in 1729; it stands on the site of another that existed before the Conquest.  The square tower, bold, broad and massy, probably remained from the ancient edifice, for it is much timeworn, and carries marks of considerable antiquity."





Ormskirk Parish Church.  A Guide and Short History.  Revised 1990 (available in the ODFHS Research Library)

Foreward by Canon Keith Thornton, Vicar of Ormskirk

"I have a personal re-action to this massive structure which has stood on this rock for about eight hundred years.  It rightly makes me feel small as I look at it from the outside, particularly when I stand next to the great tower.  I feel I stand by something which puts me in my place and yet offers me its strength and protection.

I am indebted to my immediate predecessors, Canon R.G.B. Bailey and the Rev. J.H. Richardson for much of the text of this history, and to Mr. John Evans, for bringing it up to date."



The Derby Chapel, Ormskirk Parish Church: A Guide to the History and Heraldry

Jean M. Gidman

Ormskirk and District Family History Society, 2013

(available in the ODFHS Research Library)




A short history of the long life of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Ormskirk's Parish Church

Fiona Steele

Ormskirk Parish Church, 2018

 (available in the ODFHS Research Library)


Images of Ormskirk Parish Church







Ormskirk Church
Ormskirk Parish

Ormskirk railwaymen 1908
Ormskirk Station

Scarisbrick Hall 1815
Scarisbrick Hall

Skelmersdale Station

Moor Street market
Moor Street