Churchtown is a suburb of Southport, It is surrounded by Crossens, High Park and Marshside. It is the centre of the ancient parish of North Meols.
In 1575 a shipwreck occurred off the Churchtown coast, the cargo of which contained potatoes, was washed ashore. Subsequently, the village became the first place in England where they were grown.
The area's Botanic Gardens was at one time the terminus for the Southport tram system, and evidence can be seen in the large turning circle at the front of the gardens
St Cuthbert's church was built 1730–39 to replace the original structure, which had burned down. Alterations were made in 1806 and in 1908–09, architect Isaac Taylor extensively restored the church, leaving little trace of the 1806 work. The chancel dates form this restoration. St Cuthbert's is a Grade II listed building.
The centre of Churchtown retains much of its character from bygone ages - with the green in front of St Cuthbert's Church flanked by the two local pubs - the Bold Arms and the Hesketh Arms. Chuchtown is a picturesque and lovely place to visit.