Knights of St Columba


Fr. Derek Mc Cartney was presented with a certificate marking his appointment as a Member of Honour of the Accrington Council 188. The Presentation was made by Paul Moxham, Grand Knight of Council 188. The presentation took place at St. Mary’s Clayton le Moors.

Mary's Meals was the National Action Project for the KSC organization for 2015, their income provides meals for school children in Africa. Collections were made at several churches throughout Council 188 which raised £4029.46 which when match funded by the government gave a grand total of £9544.63.





Every year, organised by the KSC, there is a procession on Good Friday and Palm Sunday from the centre of Accrington to the summit of the Coppice where a steel cross is erected.

During the procession, bidding prayers are recited at each Station of the Cross. School children from Mount Carmel and St Christopher's Accrington prepared the bidding prayers.

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Contact details

Parish priest: Fr Ian Farrell
Phone: 07546 852229
Email: ian.farrell@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Parish secretary: Catherine Peet
Phone: 01254 884211
Email: catherine.peet@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

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