Pastoral Letter from Bishop John for the First Sunday of Advent

About us

About our Parish

Where to find St Charles Catholic Church, Rishton
St Charles church is situated on the corner of St Charles Rd and Station Rd in Rishton. We are closest to Junction 6 on the M65 and from there take the A678 into Rishton village centre, about 0.75 miles. Passing the cricket field on the right hand side you are approaching the Parish church of Saints Peter and Paul, with the clock tower on top. Opposite the Parish church is Station Road. So drive down about 300 meters and St Charles' church in on your left hand side.

Readers & Altar Servers
We are always pleased to welcome new Readers at Sunday Mass and to go on a rota to read about every 5 weeks. Why not give it a try? If you can help out, please contact Fr Farrell or Anne Yates, who will put you on a rota to read when it is convenient to you.

We also need more Altar Servers.

Gift Aid
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Prayer group

Prayer group
The Prayer Group meet every Wednesday Evening in the Chapel after the St Vincent de Paul Meeting at 7:30pm and pray the Rosary. Please check in the weekly newsletter to see if there are any changes to date or time. You can come and join us if you wish.

Please pray for all seafarers, not only on The Apostleship of the Sea Sunday, but that God will protect them from all danger that surrounds travel at sea.

St Charles Chapel, next to the church

The Magnificat
My soul glorifies the Lord
My spirit rejoices in God my Saviour
He looks on his servant in her lowliness
Henceforth all ages will call me blessed
The Almighty works marvels for me
Holy his name
His mercy is from age to age
On those who fear him
He puts forth his arm in strength
And scatters the proud-hearted
He casts the mighty from their thrones
And raises the lowly
He fills the starving with good things
Send the rich away empty
He protects Israel, his servant
Remembering his mercy
The mercy promised to our fathers
To Abraham and his sons for ever

Prayer resources
About today
Readings at Mass

Social group

Photos from the first Parish Soup Lunch.


Contact details

Parish priest: Fr Ian Farrell
Phone: 07546 852229

Parish secretary: Catherine Peet
Phone: 01254 884211

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