The church is dedicated to St. Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary and is situated on High Street in Chapeltown, Turton.
Those who worship here regularly are privileged to live in this very beautiful part of Lancashire.
This splendid church is set in delightful grounds which give it an air of peace and tranquillity. It has been aptly called "the cathedral on the hill". If you take a visit to the church we know you will return to your home refreshed in body, mind and spirit. As you look around, spare a thought for the generations of parishioners who have worshipped here, been baptised in the font, married at the Chancel steps and who are now resting in God's acre outside.
Turton was settled in very early times, remains found on the nearby moors include a Druid circle, standing stones and copper and bronze artefacts. The name Turton is thought to derive from two early British/Anglo-Saxon words....Twr, Tur, Tor, meaning Tower and Tun meaning Town.
The Romans came to the North in 79A.D., and by the time they left in 447 A.D., the area had become Christian (by imperial decree!)
The Chapel of Turton has existed since 1111 when a chapel was built on this land, probably by Roger de Poictou. He was a cousin of William the Conqueror, and had already built Bolton Parish Church in 1110.