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Sunday Mass & Service Times

9.30am - Sacred Heart, Colne
11.15am - Holy Saviour, Nelson
6.00pm - SS Peter & Paul, Barrowford

Weekday masses and confessions as announced in the weekly newsletter

Baptisms and marriages by appoinment

It is now possible to join in the masses held at Sacred Heart church on Sundays (9.30am), Wednesdays (10am) and Fridays (10am) by accessing our live webcam.

So if you or someone you know is housebound or ill and unable to come to mass but have a computer, tablet or phone able to connect to the Internet, masses can be viewed here.

Welcome to Our Parish

Welcome to our website and welcome to our parish! Hopefully this site will be a shop window for you to have a look at what is going on here as well as a way communicating information. This parish is alive and active and you are welcome to be a part of it!

The "source and summit" of our life is the Sunday celebrations of the Eucharist which are well attended, family friendly and have a variety of people exercising the different ministries within the Church. From this flow many different activities to help us live out the words at the end of our Sunday celebration to "Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord".

With a parish forum open to all as one of many forms of consultation, new ideas are being implemented whilst trying to ensure that what is good is not lost. There are close links with our primary schools, Holy Saviour and Sacred Heart, and our secondary school, Fisher More, as well as with the local community.

The parish has a rich heritage and tradition, a diverse background, a sense of vitality and celebration shot through with faith, and a hope-filled future. At the moment particular emphasis is being placed on our ministry of welcome as a parish community, with each other and to people coming here for the first time.

The centre of this community is Christ himself and there is a place here for you!

Father Chris

Children Help Happa
Posted on 2nd September

When the children of the Good Shepherd Parish heard about the plight of some of the horses and ponies rescued by Happa (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) they decided to put their pocket money together to raise £48.00 to give Kingdra, one of three young horses which were rescued together, a second chance of a happy healthy life. The money will go towards food and vet bills for a whole year.

Prayers from Assisi
Posted on 6th August

Pax et bonum from Assisi a place which is synonymous with St Francis, St Clare, and peace. I arrived yesterday evening. Today I had the privilege of praying for peace at the tomb of St Francis and in view of a recent violent tragedies we are all called to do the same. Outside the double basilica in Assisi was a refugee boat reminding us we are all part of God's family. Perhaps now is a good time for us all to reflect on the prayer attributed to St Francis:

12th September
Rome Pilgrimage introduction
9th October
28th Sunday of Ordinary Time