St Anne's & St Joseph's RC Parish

——  Accrington • Diocese of Salford  ——

St Anne's & St Joseph's
RC Parish

—  Accrington • Diocese of Salford  —

Healing Mass with Anointing

The first Mass for healing with Anointing of the Sick will be at 12 noon on Saturday 1st June at St Anne’s. This new parish venture will take place on the first Saturday of the month at St Anne’s church in place of the usual midday Mass.

Lighting at St Joseph’s

Work on the lighting at St Joseph’s will begin on Monday 22nd April and will take a week to complete. There will be NO WEEKDAY MASSES at St Joseph’s during this time. I am very grateful to a parishioner for undertaking this work and for the very generous discounted quotation. Let there be light!

Friendship Club

The next meeting of the Friendship Club will be on Wednesday, 1st May from 2pm – 4pm in St Joseph’s Hall. We will be enjoying May traditions and also signing up anyone who is interested in the trip to the seaside in June.

Divine Mercy Devotions – Blackburn

2pm on Sunday, 7th April at St Joseph’s RC Church, Audley Range, Blackburn. Starts at 2:00pm with Eucharistic Adoration, Confessions and Divine Mercy Chaplet. Prayer Blessing and Procession of the Divine Mercy Image at 3pm. Concludes with Holy Mass at 3:15pm.

Lent: Station Masses

Thursday 29th FebruarySt Mary’s Oswaldtwistle. Thursday 7th MarchSt James the Less, Rawtenstall. Thursday 14th MarchSacred Heart, Colne. All Masses begin at 7pm.Confessions from 6pm.

Lent: Evening Prayer and Benediction

Fr Francis will be leading Evening Prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament each Sunday in Lent. Next date: Sunday, 24th March. From 4:30pm in St Anne’s Church. Do come and spend some time with the Lord during the season of Lent.

Easter Memorial Candles

If you would like a memorial candle to burn for an intention throughout the Easter Octave, please write down names and intentions and put this into an envelope marked ‘MEMORIAL CANDLE’ together with an offering of £5 per candle. Please post the envelope through the presbytery door or place in the offertory collection basket at […]

The Feast of the Ascension

Thursday 9th May is the solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. It is a holyday of obligation. Mass times are as follows:7pm Wednesday Vigil at St Joseph’s9:30am Thursday at St Anne’s9:30am Thursday at St Joseph’s6:30pm Thursday at St Anne’s Children and staff from our primary school will be at the Thursday morning Mass at […]

In the Pink

This Sunday, 10th March, we celebrate Laetare Sunday—the 4th Sunday of Lent. The liturgical colour for that day is rose. Perhaps you would like to come to Mass wearing something rose/pink to help celebrate this midpoint in the season of Lent.

Mothering Sunday

This Sunday, 10th March, prayer cards will be distributed to all mothers and those with a mothering role in out lives.


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

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


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