St Helen’s Parish Church is the oldest and most historic building in Northwich.

Grade 1 listed, it dates back to the middle of the 14th century and has been the focus of the local community for over 600 years.

Special Features

Inside, visitors will find a wonderful medieval church packed with history and character.

Explore the chancel and nave and marvel at the magnificent tower.

There is also a beautiful oak roof which was constructed around 1520. The beams, which are carved and decorated, make an intricate pattern and there are plenty of fine features on the ceiling to admire including leaves, letters, faces and ancient symbols.

The roof was paid for by William Venables who, at the time, was Lord of the Manors of Witton and Le Crosse.

Other notable features to look at are the stained glass windows which date back to the 19th and 20th centuries.

The most important windows were designed by the famous stained-glass artist Charles Kempe who died in 1907.


Throughout the year, the church has open days and extended opening times where visitors can explore the building.

Tower tours will take place which afford stunning views of Northwich and you can also enjoy Vintage Tea at The Tower. For news about upcoming events and opening times please visit our What’s On section.

The church also hosts regular events including musical performances from singers and choirs which always hit the right notes. Community drop-in sessions are a regular occurrence too.