Gradual reopening of churches

The Archbishop has given permission for three churches in our Pastoral Area to open next week:  St Benedict’s, St Joseph’s in Penketh, and St Mary’s Shrine.

These churches have been chosen because they are normally open each day for private prayer.


St Mary’s Shrine (from Monday 15 June)

Monday to Saturday
8.00 – 10.00 am and 4.00 – 6.00 pm

Sunday
2.00 – 5.00 pm


St Benedict’s (from Tuesday 16 June)

Monday to Friday
10.30 am – 2.30 pm

Sunday
10.00 am – 12.30 pm


St Joseph’s Penketh (from Wednesday 17 June)

Monday to Friday
10.00 am – 1.00 pm


If you call into any of these churches, you will be asked to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving, keep to a one-way system, and be guided to where you can sit or kneel.  Social distancing must be followed at all times.  Unfortunately, toilet facilities will not be available.

Please note: there is no obligation to come to church, and praying in our own way at home remains the norm at this time.