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Sunday 29th March to Saturday 11 April

The community of Friars at St. Francis of Assisi, Chester would like to wish all parishioners and visitors a very happy and Holy Easter

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.


Maunday Thursday - 2nd April

  • 11:00am - 12:00 Noon -  Confessions
  • 7:00pm -  Mass of The Lordís Supper and Watching at the Altar of Repose
  • 10:30pm -  Night Prayer
  • Good Friday - 3rd April

    • 10:30am -  Stations of the Cross
    • 3:00pm -  Celebration of The Lordís Passion
    • 7:00pm -  Celebration of The Lordís Passion in Polish
    • Holy Saturday - 4th April

      • 11:00am - 12:00 Noon -  Confessions
      • 2:30pm - 3:30pm -  Blessing of Food (Polish)
      • 7:30pm -  Easter Vigil
      • Easter Sunday - 5th April

        • 8:00am -  Mass in English
        • 9:45am -  Family Mass in English
        • 12:00pm -  Family Mass in Polish
        • 4:30pm -  Mass in Polish
        • Easter Monday - 6th April

          • 10:00am -  Mass in Polish
          • 12 Noon -  Mass in English

          Easter at St Francis Church Repository

          This Easter the repository has a selection of beautiful gifts, Easter cards, pictures, candles, rosary beads and ornaments for sale at very reasonable prices.

          Why not come along and have a look!