Inspiring people to find meaning and purpose in life.

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a member of either Eccleston or Pulford Church.

Also, please contact us if you wish to arrange a service at either of the churches for a christening, a baptism or a wedding.

Our History

To find out about the history of Eccleston Church, please see the wikipedia article at,_Eccleston

To read about Pulford Church, please see this article,_Pulford

  • A church was certainly in existence in Eccleston in 1188.

  • Eccleston Church ( sited in the old Churchyard ) was built. The remains of this old church are still visible in the Old Churchyard.

  • Pulford Church of St Mary's was designed by the architect John Douglas. Funding was partly met by the 1st Duke of Westminster.

  • Eccleston Church of St Mary's designed and built by the famous architect G.F. Bodley.

  • Pulford Church spire destroyed by fire and rebuilt.

  • Beautiful Gate ( "Mary Wood Gate" ) commissioned to replace old side gate leading to the Old Churchyard at Eccleston Church.

  • The Sanctuary Lamp is installed in Eccleston Church.

  • Appointment of a new Rector, the Reverend Dr Stephen Torr



Our Staff

Reverend Dr Stephen Torr

Rector of Pulford and Eccleston St Mary's Churches

Reverend Holly Torr

Messy Church Leader

Sue Payne

Pulford Church Warden

Bridget Marsden

Church Treasurer and Pulford Church Warden

Julie Rowland

Eccleston Church Verger

Jeanette Howe

Licensed Lay Minister / Safeguarding Officer

Hilary Garrard

Safeguarding Officer

Maureen Richards

Director of Music

Stephen Hutchinson

Eccleston Church Warden / Website Admin / Newsletter Editor