Pray for a Successful Synod

Synod 2021 The Archdiocesan Synod takes place next Saturday 19th June. Attached is a Week of Prayer for the Synod to be prayed each day this week. Please pray for our Synod members. Father of love and compassion, with trust in your great mercy we place our Synod into your...
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Synod 2020 Recommendations

SYNOD 2020 The Archdiocesan Synod takes place on 19th June and Synod Members are currently discerning how they will vote on the recommendations that have emerged. A full list of these recommendations are attached to the newsletter this weekend, and you are invited to let our Synod members know your...
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Day of the Lord – an open letter from The Bishops of England and Wales

The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a letter of reflection with thoughts about the Pandemic and how to embrace church in the future. Download on the link in yellow below. Day-of-the-Lord[2505]
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Sunday Readings and Service Sheet

Click on the links below to view the Sunday  readings and service sheets Sunday Mass Readings 13 June Sunday Service Sheet 13 June
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Latest newsletter

To access the Latest Church Newsletter just click on the link below...
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Welcome to the St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith Parish Website

 *****Church Remains open during Current Restrictions*****

Our church is  open for public mass celebration at the usual times (see latest newsletter for up to date details), and private prayer and devotion to The Blessed Sacrament each Weekday, Monday-Friday from 10am to Midday, and Saturdays following 9.30am mass until 12.00 (with the exception of the first Saturday in each month)

Visitors are asked to comply with Covid distancing guidelines whilst in church, and to use to hand sanitisers provided both on entering and leaving church.

Fr John is now taking bookings for baptisms. He can be contacted in the sacristy at the end of Sunday mass.

For well over 100 years now, St Oswald’s has also been a place of pilgrimage for the relic of St Edmund Arrowsmith’s Holy Hand-Saint and Martyr. The Holy Hand is present on the altar at each mass, and is used in the blessing at the end of mass.

We hope you are able to join us  for private prayer and for public mass.

Father John Gorman

Our Parish News

Sunday Readings and Service Sheet

Click on the links below to view the Sunday  readings and service sheets Sunday Mass Readings 13 June Sunday Service...

January 4th 2021: Church to Stay Open during Lockdown

Following the Announcement By The Prime Minister on 4th January 2021, we can confirm that churches and places of worship,...

St Oswald’s Remains Open for Private Prayer and Public Worship

Despite Ashton in Makerfield being placed into Tier 4 for January, Our church will continue to open for private prayer...

Celebrating Mass at Home

For those who are unable to make it to church, whatever the reason, we will each week post here all...

Church Graveyard Upkeep

St. Oswald’s Cemetery Those of you with family graves at St. Oswald’s will be only to aware that a great...

Annuity Fund update

Annuity Fund Your continued support is greatly appreciated with all profits from the fund allocated to church projects. Please follow...

Church Car Park – Important notice

St. Oswald’s Church Car ParkRegrettably, after persistent and on-goinganti-social behaviour, it is necessary to installbollards to the entrance of St....

Church Giving – more options to continue to give through Lockdown

In the last few weeks with our church closed, a number of people have enquired to see if they could...

Live Mass Streaming – Appeal from Father John

Live Mass Streaming – Appeal from Father John

Following on from the Blessing of Palms on Palm Sunday, a second recording has now been made, centred on a...

Prayer resources

For those unable to come to church during  lockdown, please find below some additional prayer resource downloads to aid home...

Archdiocese News

Pray for a Successful Synod

Synod 2021 The Archdiocesan Synod takes place next Saturday 19th June. Attached is a Week of Prayer for the Synod to be prayed each day this week. Please pray for our Synod members. Father of...
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Synod 2020 Recommendations

SYNOD 2020 The Archdiocesan Synod takes place on 19th June and Synod Members are currently discerning how they will vote on the recommendations that have emerged. A full list of these recommendations are attached to...
Read More

Day of the Lord – an open letter from The Bishops of England and Wales

The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a letter of reflection with thoughts about the Pandemic and how to embrace church in the future. Download on the link in yellow below. Day-of-the-Lord[2505]
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Pastoral Letter 25th April 2021

The Archbishop has written a pastoral letter to be read at all masses on Sunday 25th April 2021. It can be read by downloading from the link below. Pastoral_Letter_Vocations_Sunday_2021  
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Synod Update Autumn 2020

Synod 2021 Following the Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter about the next phase of the Archdiocesan Synod, copies of the Synod proposals for each of the themes will be attached to the newsletter over the next three...
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