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St Francis Church circa 1904

About Us

Welcome to one of Chesterís oldest Roman Catholic Churches, St Francis of Assisi. Set in the heart of Chester City Centre, near the Grosvenor Museum and Race Course, it was originally built for the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. The construction of St Francis Church began in 1862 and was finally finished in 1875. It is now a thriving city Catholic Church serving a wide community over the Chester area.

Visiting Catholics and non Catholics from all over the world are always welcome. Have a look at our mass times and be sure to say hello to the Brothers after the mass. We look forward to meeting you.


Sunday Mass Times

  • Saturday 6:30pm - Vigil Mass
  • Sunday 8:00am
  • Sunday 9:45am - Family Mass (Including Children's Liturgy)
  • Sunday 12:00pm - Polish Family Mass
  • Sunday 4:30pm - Polish Mass

Saturday and Weekday Mass Times

  • Saturday 12:00pm
  • Monday 12:00pm
  • Tuesday 12:00pm
  • Wednesday 12:00pm
  • Thursday 12:00pm
  • Friday 12:00pm


Confession - The Sacrament of Reconciliation

  • Friday 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Saturday 4:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Confessions available on request. As long as there is a Priest available within the Friary the sacrament of reconciliation can be heard any time by going to the green door in the car park.
  • Eucharistic Adoration

    • Friday 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • Friday After 12:00pm Mass until 3:00pm
    • Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm
    • The Rosary

      The custom of praying the Rosary as a family is encouraged. In our Parish the Rosary is recited before the 12:00pm Mass at 11:30am, Monday to Thursday. All are welcome and invited to join in.

      Sacraments

      Baptism and Marriage Sacraments are available after consultation with the Parish Priest.


      St Francis Church Repository

      The repository has stocked up on a new range of gift ideas and cards. All purchases go towards the upkeep of the Church and helping our Parish community.

      There is a wonderful selection of beautiful gifts, cards, pictures, candles, rosary beads and ornaments for sale at very reasonable prices.

      Why not come along and have a look and buy your presents here!