Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
“Even our soul itself becomes more beautiful when beauty meets us, takes hold of us, and fires us with enthusiasm.” From Aesthetics
Welcome to the Parish of St Patrick's
REOPENING OF OUR CHURCH FOR HOLY MASS - “Every day is like Sunday.”
MASS TIMETABLE - From SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER 5.30pm and SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER 11.00am
MUST BOOK ONLINE FOR VIGIL AND SUNDAY as before the lockdown. When booking for Mass; note that bookings end 24hours before the time of Mass (you will receive email confirmation of your booking) Once Mass starts please do not enter the church. If you have booked a ticket for Mass and subsequently find that you are unable to attend the Mass, please return it via the booking system so that someone else can attend Holy Mass. Please remember, if your health is not good and you are vulnerable, if you have a cough or cold or temperature you should stay at home.
Originally a small hamlet, Sowerby Bridge in Saxon times, had a little church called St Peters (at the top of the hill), which was, of course, before the Reformation, Roman Catholic. Just before this, in 1526, during the reign of Henry VIII, a new church was built on the banks of the River Calder, but ten years later, when Henry split from Rome, this church became Anglican.