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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

                         Pastoral Letter appeals for school governers. Archbishop of Liverpool has issued an appeal for Catholic pastoral governers to join the governing bodies of our diocesan catholic schools. Click the link below to download the document in PDF format. Past

Latest News

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St Oswalds welcomes couples who are to be married this year      

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 […]

A Parish welcome for Sophie Maple!

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We warmly welcome Sophie Maple Smith baptised into God’s family and our Parish community today. Pictured here with her parents and Godparents.

Pastoral Letter 29th January 2017

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Archbishop of Liverpool has issued an appeal for Catholic pastoral governers to join the governing bodies of our diocesan catholic schools. Click the link below to download the document in PDF format. Pastoral_Letter_Jan_2017_

Annuity Fund Draw

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Annuity Fund Draw The next draw will be on, Sunday 26th February, 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

Archbishop of Liverpool to visit the Parish On Sunday 8th January we celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany, the visitation of the baby Jesus by the three wise men. Our Parish will have its own special visitor to mark the occasion, with Rev Malcom McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool attending both mas

Christmas Mass Times at St Oswalds

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Christmas Mass Times Midnight Mass 12.00pm (preceeded by Carols from 11.30pm and blessing of the Crib at 11.50pm) Christmas Day Masses 8.30am 10.30am

Weekday mass update

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With effect from November 8th, and extending through the winter months,  the two weekday evening masses on Tuesday and Friday will move to midday at 12.10pm

The Parish would like to offer its sincere congratulations to Lee and Cheryl Hamilton married at St Oswalds RC Church on Saturday 17th September 2016. May they have a long and blessed marriage together.

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