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Welcome to St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith's Website

Welcome to St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith's Parish Website. 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 children's liturgy group 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 a message please email the Parish on
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Latest News

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Christmas Mass Times   24th December 6.30pm St Oswalds (Carols from 6.00pm) 9.00pm St Wilfreds (Carols from 8.30pm) 12.00 midnight Our Lady’s (Carols from 11.30pm) 25th December 9.30 am Our Lady’s  11.00 am St Oswalds  

Pastoral Letter 12/13th October 2019

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Pastoral Letter to be read at all Masses on 12/13 October 2019Malcom McMahon Archbishop of Liverpool My dear friends in Jesus Christ, The words “thank you” are central to everything we do at Mass today. The Mass, the Eucharist, is our great prayer of thanksgiving and praise to God. In this way w

Father Brian Retiring

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September 2019 It is great sadness we announce that after 29 years, Father Brian Newns has decided to retire as our Parish Priest due to ill health. Our thanks, thoughts and prayers our with him as he enters his retirement. Fr Brian will continue to live in The presbytery at St Oswalds. Fr John Gorm

New Sunday Mass time

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With effect from Sunday 8th September Sunday mass will move to one single mass at 11.00am. There will no longer be mass celebrated at 8.30am and 10.30am on Sundays.

Our annual Pilgrimage mass in honour of St Edmund Arrowsmith and blessing with the Holy Hand, takes place this year on Sunday 25th August at 3pm. We are delighted that this year the celebrant will be Fr Aiden Kelly, the Dean for our pastoral area. Pilgrims and visitors would be made most welcome for

Synod 2020

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An invitation from our Synod representative, Leanne Morgan-Hillam, to a gathering this Sunday,14th July ,after 10.30am mass in the Canons Hall. Refreshments provided. Come and join us to make a difference in our Archdiocese… A preview of the questions are here to get you prepared: Q1: Where in you

Annuity Fund Draw

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Annuity Fund Draw Draws take place on the last Sunday of the month after 10.30 mass, in the Canons’ Hall. Please come along for refreshments a chat and the draw. winners are published each month on the parish newsletter. . If you would like to join the Annuity fund/Numbers club please contact Adri


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SOCHDOC Supports TWAM (Tools with a mission)

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.

St Oswald’s now on Facebook!

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St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith Parish are delighted to announce their new Facebook page :    

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