RC English Martyrs Church

RC English Martyrs Church

Welcome to our church blog where we hope to keep you informed of what’s going on in the parish and further afield.  Summer is with us!  Well typical East Lancashire Summer with days of such variation in weather that you always need a brolly!  However the Church and its ground look lovely as the regular warmth and rain are good for the plants.  We are starting our popular Afternoon Teas at the beginning of August to run throughout the summer, thanks to the kind efforts of our parishioners baking and giving their time.  This makes the church a focal point and many visitors look forward to taking tea in such calm surroundings, come and see for your self!  The other big topic this year is the Diocesan proposal for bringing the Catholic Church into the 21st...


. THIS WEEKEND THE CHURCH EVERYWHERE CELEBRATES A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION IN THE GLORIOUS ASSUMPTION INTO HEAVEN OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY. The feast was given it’s definitive position comparatively late, but the whole notion of Our Lady’s Assumption has been with us from earliest times and particularly in the Eastern Church. Look at Mary and let her point you to her son. Let us all draw strength from this feast day and carry Mary with us into our daily lives.  

A Statement from the Cardinal 26/7/16

. Together, as faith leaders, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and with all those affected by the murderous assault that took place today at the church of Saint Etienne-du-Rouvray in France.  We are deeply saddened and shocked by the brutal murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel.  To commit murder at a place where people gather in peace to worship adds another layer of depravity to the violence we have witnessed over the past weeks. We pray for the courage to respond to all evil with truth, justice, and reconciliation. x Cardinal Vincent Nichols  President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, and seven other senior faith leaders.