Dear Parishioners

We live in strange times the likes of which have not been seen before. That is stating the obvious but, none-the-less, we mustn't let ourselves be sucked into the atmosphere of paralysis to which we can easily succumb. Let's face reality. We follow all the instructions and guidelines; we don't overreact; we act sensibly. But we remember that the context of our lives is much broader than Lancashire and England. Our eyes are on the Kingdom of God of which we are citizens and our Lord and King is with us always.

Please Note: our churches are now closed until further notice. No public services will be taking place, and our churches are no longer available for private prayer.

Holy Mass

Because of the situation the Church finds herself in, the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation is removed until further notice. Priests will continue to celebrate Mass without the faithful being present. The continuing celebration of Mass ensures that the faithful can join in spiritual communion with the priests of the church. Mass intentions will continue to be said by our priests but we cannot give notice in advance of when the Masses will be said. We shall, of course, record when the Masses have been said.

Daily liturgical resources for those at home, including those for making a 'Spiritual Communion' with the priest will be available on the website of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW).

Here are a couple of examples of Live-streaming of the celebration of Mass: The National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham will continue its full liturgical programme Masses will also be live-streamed via the Facebook page of the Parish of St Catherine of Alexandria, Lydiate, and YouTube channel which the parish is in the process of developing; and via St Gregory's webcam ( Weekday masses will be live-streamed at 9.30 am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and on Wednesday and Saturday at 9 am at St Gregory's church, but this is subject to change. Some helpful links:;; Please see bulletin for further details.

Godric OSB

Queries / Advice

For queries or advice about the ongoing situation about the Coronavirus, parishes may contact Kevin Harvey, our Health & Safety Officer, at the Archdiocesan Office. His contact details are or telephone 0151 522 1025.

Let us pray for all those already affected by the virus, and that ways of combatting the virus will soon be found.


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St Anne's Church
St Anne's Priory
23 Prescot Road, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 4TG
Telephone: 01695 572168
(for general enquiries)

St Elizabeth's Church
St Elizabeth’s Presbytery,
10 Hall Road, Scarisbrick, L40 9QE
Tel: 01704 880226