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There are three churches within Cronton Village.

Holy Family RC Church


Holy Family RC Church is situated on Hall Lane and is a building of over 100 years old. The Church was funded and built by the Stapleton-Bretherton family of Rainhill. It is dedicated to the memory of Frederick Stapleton-Bretherton, his wife the Honourable Isabella Stapleton-Bretherton and two of their children, Mary Stapleton-Bretherton (Sister of Charity) and 2nd Lieutenant Robert Charles Lucius Stapleton-Bretherton who died in the South African War. The two children are commemorated in two stained glass windows in the south transept.

The Church was opened on 15th August, 1910.   It was built using sandstone sourced from Mr Stapleton-Bretherton’s quarry in Rainhill. The architect was Mr Gilbertson of Liverpool and the builder was Mr Mercer of Widnes.

Threatened with closure recently, it was agreed for the Church to become part of the Whiston Parish which means that the Church remains open.

Clergy: Father Michael McCormick

Masses:  Sunday at 10.00 am, Weekdays as announced

Tel:  0151 424 2129


Cronton Methodist Chapel


Cronton Methodist Chapel is situated on Chapel Lane. It was founded before 1849.

For current information about the chapel please follow the links below.

Minister:  Rev Mark Harwood  Tel: 0151 424 2494

Church Contact: Kay Ahearne  Tel: 0151 289 7694

Room Bookings: Hazel Landon  Tel: 07904 810 562

Cronton Methodist Chapel Newsletter Spring - 2020

Cronton Methodist Chapel Newsletter New Year - 2020



Cronton CE Mission Church


Cronton Mission (CE) is part of the Parish of St Lukes, Farnworth. Cronton Mission has representation at St Lukes PCC, along with St Ambrose Church, form the East Widnes Team.

The Team Rector is Rev'd Bob Pearson and licensed lay reader is Lesley Firth.

Contact: Lesley Firth  Tel: 07803 148233

Services: Worship takes place weekly on Sunday at 10.30am at Cronton CE School and is a combination of traditional Anglican with less formal, fresh expressions.

  • First Sunday - Morning Prayer
  • Second Sunday - Café Style Worship
  • Third Sunday - Holy Communion
  • Fourth Sunday – Café Style Worship