Lent 2021

Bishop Paul in his Ash Wednesday message is encouraging us all to make the Stations of the Cross each day in Lent. So why not combine this spiritual activity with some daily exercise.

Specially designed Stations produced by our own young people in the parish and St Bede’s High School have been displayed around Ansdell starting and finishing at St Joseph’s Church.

The route is just under 3 km long and takes about half an hour to walk not counting any stops for prayer. It starts with a map at St. Joseph’s along Blackpool Road to the Well Church and on to Milner Road, Milner Rd., Ansdell Rd. N., Commonside, Derby Rd., Lansdowne Rd., Wellow Place, Rufford Rd., Fylde Rd., Blackpool Rd and ending at St. Joseph’s.

Can you find all of the Stations?

To help you, use the route map below. It is a nice day today so why not get out and follow the route.


Click on this link to download a copy of all the stations, so you know what to look for.

You can also visit the news page of this website for a weekly updating showcase of each of the stations.

Latest Covid Restrictions

The church is open for public Mass every Saturday Vigil and Sunday morning. For the next few weeks, there will be no Mass at St Joseph’s on Wednesdays. Some other Masses are recorded over the rest of the week which can be viewed on the ‘Videos’ page here

Keeping The Church Open:

We remain open for our Vigil Mass on Saturday at 6pm and on Sunday at 9:15am. We are doing our utmost to maintain a safe environment but a few reminders will be helpful: Please remember to:

  • Wear your mask at all times, it must cover your nose and mouth
  • Always sanitise your hands on entry
  • Do not mix or mingle with anyone outside of your ‘bubble’
  • Always maintain a 2 metre distance as you enter church, inside church and as you leave.

Please avoid standing and talking on the pathway, it is not easy for others to maintain distance to get around you. Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe in the church.

The Voice for March:  The latest edition of our diocesan newspaper is now available online.

Live streaming and recordings of the Mass:
See the ‘Videos’ page here, and you will see recordings of Mass at St Joseph’s

For our Lady of the Assumption, Blackpool go to: https://www.olablackpool.org/ (Recorded).

Holy Family, Freckleton & Warton:

Our Lady Star of the Sea & St Michael, Workington follow: https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/christ-the-good-shepherd

For Our Lady of Furness, Barrow follow: https://camsecure.co/httpswebcam/owenbayliss/owenbayliss5.html

Fr. David’s Holy Communion visits to the sick: these will no longer take place, but can only be made on request when someone is very ill.

The Weekly Bulletin will continue to be sent to bulletin subscribers. You can subscribe to receive the bulletin on this page where can also find the last five bulletins.

Additional Resources: you can find the following two resouces by clicking in these links:

1. Act of Perfect Contrition & Spiritual Communion
2. Other Additional Prayers

St Joseph’s Care: If you, or someone you know is in need, St Joseph’s Care has a helpline and we have volunteers who will be in a position to provide basic support such as shopping. The number is: 07840 112 265 (9am – 7pm daily). We thank those extra volunteers who have given their names and are prepared to provide help for those who need it in these difficult times.

Website Updates: The News page and the Mass Times & Intentions page will continue to be refreshed weekly (although only Intentions will now be found on the Mass Times & Intentions page)

Welcome! This website has been designed to help you find information about activities in the Catholic parish of St Joseph’s in Ansdell, Lytham St Annes. Each week, the News page is refreshed with parish news. The Mass Times & Intentions page is also refreshed weekly with both Mass times (including any weekly changes) and which feasts and intentions are being celebrated each day of the coming week.

You can see some wonderful images of our stunning Church below.

We have recently launched an initiative called St. Joseph’s Care. You can find more details here.

We now also have a Facebook page, which you can visit here: Facebook Page.

St Joseph's New Circle Logo HD ColourWhether you are moving into the parish, are passing through or are just curious to know more about us, here you will find a wealth of information about our Catholic Community, our worship of God, and our service to the wider community alongside the other Christian Churches in Ansdell, Fairhaven, Lytham and St. Annes. We hope that you enjoy the site and welcome any feedback you may have!.