Bookings have started to come in for the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes in July such that the plane is well over half full already. Anyone wishing to fly is asked to send their booking form in as soon as possible.

Our greatest need at the moment is for some more nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals to accompany the pilgrimage. Details for medical staff can be found on the pilgrimage website or you can speak with the Matron Nuala Fitzmaurice on the Medical Office no. 07970 943940

Fr Peter Sharrocks Pilgrimage Director


Diocese of Shrewsbury Liturgy Commission

Parish Musicians are invited to attend one of two Sessions re-visiting Mass Settings for the Revised Translation, and also looking at Music for the Triduum Saturday 8th March, 10am –1pm St Mary’s Middlewich CW10 9EB             Wednesday 12th March, 7.30-9.30pm Our Lady’s Ellesmere Port CH65 8BY       Led by Fr Peter Dutton & Fr Chris McCurry

Tea & Coffee provided. Cost £3 per head or max £12 per parish To Book please ring 01606 832359 or email

Sense and Nonsense on ‘Assisted Dying’. An Assisted Dying Bill to legalise assisted suicide is currently before Parliament.  There is often confusion about what ‘assisted dying’ means.  This briefing note explains simply and clearly what the issues are, and what the Church says.  Copies of this short briefing note from the Bishops Conference of England and Wales are available at the back of the Church or on the website



On Palm Sunday the Commission for the New Evangelisation of Youth have organised a day at St Chad’s High School in Runcorn beginning at 2pm for 2.30pm and concluding at about 5.30pm.  afternoon for young people and young adults from 16 upwards. This will be the beginning a three year programme which will involve some of our young people taking part in World Youth Day Krakow with Pope Francis. However, it is an event and programme open to all. If you are interested to join the program please contact br Jarek.



The regular “First Thursday” Mass will be celebrated on 6th March at 12.15pm in the Countess of Chester hospital Chapel. This is for patients/outpatients, staff, families and friends, and the wellbeing of our hospital. All are welcome.


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