Important Update – Monday 23rd of March 2020.
Due to the continuing Corona Virus outbreak, and following the latest instruction from the Government, as of 23rd March and until further notice
The Church will be closed to the public.
You can find some information taken from the governments website, here, which explains why the Church has now been closed.
Please see the Decree here issued by Bishop Paul Swarbrick given on Thursday 26th March 2020 following the Prime Minister’s public announcement on Monday 23rd March
Following that statement, all churches and chapels are to be closed until further notice. Mass will continue to be celebrated in private by priests without a congregation. The obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues, therefore, to be suspended until further notice.
Baptisms, weddings, receptions into church and other forms of liturgy or celebration where the faithful gather must be deferred with the exception of funerals. Please contact Fr David for details.
Confessions will not be available, except for those who are seriously ill or in danger of death.
Holy Communion visits to the sick: can only be made on request when someone is very ill or in danger of death.
Live Streaming of the Mass:
See the ‘Videos’ page here, and you will see recordings of Mass at St Joseph’s there – at least, that’s the idea!
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.
Catholic Voice: A copy of the April Catholic Voice can be found here.
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!.