History & Heritage

Prescot Parish Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin will be open for Heritage Open Days in September 2021. Feel free to drop in at the designated times (click here) to view Knowsley’s only Grade I listed building, dating to 1610, with some features dating back to Anglo-Saxon times. All are welcome, and entry is free. Find out more about Heritage Open Days here.

Click here to find out about our Church Guiding Group.


An ancient market town, Prescot was once an important centre of trade and culture in West Lancashire. While Prescotians proudly celebrate their Lancastrian heritage, the town now sits in the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, in Merseyside.

The magnificent Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin dates to 1610, and it is Knowsley’s only Grade I listed building.