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Welcome to St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith website

Welcome to the website for the Parish of St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith. There is a long history of Catholic worship in this part of Lancashire. The Church (both Old and New) has stood on this site for over 100 years and has been a targeted destination for thousands of Pilgrims who come to venerate the relic of the Holy Hand - the Hand of local Martyr and Saint, Edmund Arrowsmith. The Parish thrives with the support of two outstanding schools, The Primary School, St Oswald, and the Secondary school, St Edmund Arrowsmith.
Children are an important part of the Parish. There is a thriving Childrens Liturgy which takes place during the Sunday 10.30am Mass, and in addition there is a well established Guiding organisation incorporating Rainbow, Brownies and Guides.
There is a strong Sacramental Preparation programme - "With you Always" which follows the official Liverpool Archdiocesan programme.
The Parish also has a unique project "SOCDHOC" which supports schools projects overseas, and an amazing choir which can be heard every Sunday at the 10.30am sung mass.
We hope you enjoy our website and should you wish to leave us a message please complete the "Contact Us" form.

Recent Entries

Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

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Deacon Jim Byrne and his wife Barbara are to join a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land which has been organised by Fr Anthony Reynolds and Fr John Gorman from Our Lady’s Bryn. This eleven day Pilgrimage will take place between 22nd May to 1st June 2017, at a cost of £1875 per person. The cost […]

Changes to “With You Always”

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After careful review and consultation, and under the guidance of Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, the “With You Always ” Sacramental Programme is changing. From September the programme for the Y4 children will concentrate on the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. The Sacrament

Latest News

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.Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Deacon Jim Byrne and his wife Barbara are to join a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land which has been organised by Fr Anthony Reynolds and Fr John Gorman from Our Lady’s Bryn. This eleven day Pilgrimage will take place between 22nd May to 1st June 2017, at a cost [&hel

Thank You from Our New Deacon

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Our Parish was blessed to receive a New Deacon following the ordination of Jim Byrne at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral on 12th June 2016. Jim (pictured with his wife Barbara, and daughters Catherine and Alison) would like to thank all those who send cards, gifts and donations  which were overwhel

Annuity Fund Draw

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Annuity Fund Draw The next draw will be on, Sunday 24th July, after 10.30 mass, in the Canons’ Hall. Please come along for refreshments a chat and the draw . If you would like to join the Annuity fund/Numbers club please contact John Francis 01942 274593

The relic of the Holy hand of St Edmund Arrowsmith as kept in our Parish, has been featured in a BBC webste article. Click on the link below to read.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36398287

Wedding Congratulations!

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Congratulations to Christopher Hodson & Stephanie Holden married on Friday 20th May

As many of you may be aware, Jim Byrne, currently Acolate at  St Oswalds Parish has been studying towards Ordination as Deacon in our Parish. We are pleased to announce the Ordination date is Sunday 12th June, 3.00pm,  at the Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King  in Liverpool. Transport, possibl

The Children, Parents and Sponsors have now begun their final preparations for their big day in May when they will make their First Holy Communion and  receive the sacramental gift of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. Group 1 today had their group photographs taken ready for Church display, and had

For those unable to make it to Church, The Parish newsletter is now available to dowload in PDF format which can be read on most computers. Just click below to take you to the Parish newletter page.   http://stoswaldandstarrowsmith.org.uk/latest-newsletter/      

Marriage Congratulations!!!

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Congratulations to… John Doran and Kathleen Adams and Calvin Heal and Tamuda Mandizvidza married this week in our church.   We wish both couples a happy and holy married life together    

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