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:
The government’s Places of Worship Task Force has been meeting. This group is comprised of representatives from faith communities, Public Health England and H.M. Government. Key points which the Catholic bishops reported include:
- Health professionals’ research to date indicates that the new virus variant is as well controlled by social distancing and mitigations as the old. Further studies are taking place for a more concrete verification on this matter.
- At this moment in time, the government has no intention of closing places of worship.
- Those gathering for worship should not mingle before or after the service outside of the place of worship. They should disperse immediately.
- Officials noted that keeping Covid-secure places of worship open for public worship adds no extra burden to the NHS and provides recognised benefits for the community.
St Joseph’s and St Peter’s will, therefore, remain open for worship for now, but we will continue to monitor the situation and, obviously, will follow any directives from the bishop or the government. Unfortunately, we are unable to open for Mass at St Joseph’s on Wednesdays at the moment because our stewards are not able to cover this time. We are very grateful to our stewards, who do a great job in ensuring that we can open safely for Mass, when this is possible.
The Voice for December: The December 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:
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.
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.
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.
Whether 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!.