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St Francis of Assisi Church

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 26th July 2015

2 Kings 2;42-44; Ps 144; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15
A Day of Special Prayer for Life

It is not given to us to perform miracles like Elisha and Jesus but perhaps that is as it should be. In a world where there is so much need, we have a great deal to give. It may not seem like much to us but when it is shared it becomes more than we could ever imagine. The miracles worked by Jesus and Elisha needed someone to come along and offer what they had. God still needs us to do the same and still guarantees that if we do, things will happen! That we are reading from John over the next few weeks is an invitation to realise that while all the gospels proclaim Jesus, they do so differently. This means we need to read them differently so we can get the most out of what the evangelist is trying to say. Very early on in the tradition of the church, John's was called the 'spiritual gospel' because from the beginning it was recognised that he was challenging us to think very deeply about the mystery of the Word made flesh.

About Us

Welcome to one of Chester’s 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.


St Francis Church Repository

The repository has a 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!