St Anne's & St Joseph's RC Parish

——  Accrington • Diocese of Salford  ——

St Anne's & St Joseph's
RC Parish

—  Accrington • Diocese of Salford  —

A Few Words About Us

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the website for St Anne’s and St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Parish. As you look around the site you will find a snapshot of parish life—what we do and who we are. Here you will find our weekly newsletters, Mass times, news, events and much more.

St Anne’s and St Joseph’s is an active and welcoming parish in Accrington, Lancashire. We are served by our Parish Priest, Father Francis Wadsworth, and retired priest Father Robert Livesey.

The present church of St Anne was begun in the 1920s, the foundation stone was laid 11 October 1924 by Bishop John Vaughan and it was opened by him 24 May 1925 at a cost of £10,000.

The parish of St Joseph was established in 1949 after the Second World War. Construction of the church began in June 1950 and was opened for worship in 1954. The parish of St Joseph was merged with St Anne’s in 2017.

Mass is celebrated daily at one or both of our beautiful churches details of which can be found in the weekly newsletter or the Mass Schedule panel above.

If you find yourself lingering on our website, don’t just bookmark it. Come along and join us in person to pray, serve and strengthen the bonds of real community! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Fr Francis Wadsworth
Our Parish Priest

St Anne's and St Joseph's School

As parish priest and chaplain to St Anne’s and St Joseph’s Primary, I am delighted to share with you this video clip of our wonderful school. The enthusiasm and joy on the faces of the children is palpable. The only way to experience the school is to pay us a visit. You would be most welcome. Better still, choose to send your child to St Anne’s and St Joseph’s RC Primary.

Notices

Latest Announcements

Latest Items

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Only One Mass This Sunday

On the day of the Summer Fayre, Sunday 21st July, there will only be one Mass at 10am in St Anne’s Church. There will not be a Mass at St Joseph’s.

The Vigil Mass on Saturday at 5:30pm at St Anne’s will take place as usual.

Summer Fayre

Summer Fayre

This Sunday, 21st July at St Anne’s after Mass which will be at 10:00am. There will be no Sunday Mass at St Joseph’s.

Lots of activities and stalls!

BBQ · Cake Stall · Tombola
Ice-Cream · Bottle Tombola
Bar · Grand Raffle
Plant Stall
Café · Children’s Games
and plenty more …

Let's Get Baking Christmas Fayre 2023

Calling All Bakers

If anyone would like to bake or donate cakes for the parish Summer Fayre, please bring them along on the morning of the event, Sunday 21st July and leave in the Marian Room.

Altar prepared for Mass

Changes to Masses this Week

There will not be a Mass at 9:30am at St Joseph’s on Tuesday 23rd July.

There will be no Mass at either St Anne’s or St Joseph’s on Friday 26th July.

As usual, please see the schedule for times of all Masses this week.

Annual Leave

Annual Leave

Fr Francis will be on leave from Friday 26th July to Friday 9th August. Fr Kelly has kindly agreed to celebrate the weekend Masses at both churches and the Thursday Masses at St Anne’s which will be at 9:30am. There will be no Masses at St Anne’s on all other weekdays during this time.

Fr Livesey will be on leave from Friday 26th July to Friday 2nd August. There will be no weekday Masses at St Joseph’s from 26th July to 2nd August.

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St Anne’s Ladies

Our next meeting will be on Monday 29th July.

Further details to be confirmed.

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Petitions

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Saying Yes

Spiritual Fatherhood

Confessions

St Anne's

Saturdays: 11am-11:45am & 4:45pm-5:15pm

St Joseph's

Saturdays: 10.30am-11.30am

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St Anne's

Saturdays: 11am-11.45am

Mass Schedule

Saturday 20th July

10am Mass at St Joseph's
11am Exposition & Confessions at St Anne's
12 noon Healing Mass at St Anne's
5:30pm Vigil Mass at St Anne's

Sunday 21st July

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

No Mass at St Joseph's
10am Mass at St Anne's

Monday 22nd July

St Mary Magdalene

9am Mass at St Anne's
9:30am Mass at St Joseph's

Tuesday 23rd July

St Bridget

9am Mass at St Anne's

Wednesday 24th July

9:30am Mass at St Joseph's

Thursday 25th July

St James, apostle

6:30pm Mass at St Anne's

Friday 26th July

SS Joachim & Anne

No Masses

Saturday 27th July

10am Mass at St Joseph's
11am Exposition & Confessions at St Anne's
12 noon Mass at St Anne's
5:30pm Vigil Mass at St Anne's

Sunday 28th July

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

9am Mass at St Joseph's
11am Mass at St Anne's

Churches

St Anne’s, Cobham Road,
Accrington, BB5 2AD.
Tel: 01254 232 920

St Joseph’s, Belgarth Road,
Accrington, BB5 6AH.

Priests

Rev Fr Francis Wadsworth (parish priest)
Rev Fr Robert Livesey (retired)

Parish Administrator

Mrs Siobhan Wood
Tel: 01254 232 920

Office Hours

Mon: 8:30am to 12:30pm
Tues, Thurs: 8:30am to 1:30pm