The Parish of Up Holland and Dalton is situated in the heart of the Douglas Valley with easy access to the M58 and M6 motorways.

The historic village of Up Holland has a population of 17,041 based on the 2011 census. The village today has well-established housing estates built in the 1960s, some of which are now privately owned alongside a number of new developments. There are also many old stone-built cottages and farms and modern dwellings. The Up Holland area is served by the Parish Church of St Thomas the Martyr.


Digmoor and Tanhouse communities are part of Skelmersdale, there is a high proportion of social housing and modern privately owned dwellings and is served by Christ the Servant Church in Digmoor.

Dalton village is a small village situated on the edge of Skelmersdale.  The Parish Church of St Michaels and All Angels, Dalton serve the communities of Dalton, Ashurst, Whalleys, Birch Green, Elmers Green, and Fosters Green.  

Our churches are committed to working effectively together to offer pastoral support, prayer and worship to all who live in any of the communities situated in this part of Lancashire.

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