Information on our Parish faith journey

Hope In The Future

Hope in the Future is an invitation to every parish in the Diocese to recognise and develop their missionary identity and their call to evangelise.


We have many active groups in the Parish with interests and activities for all ages

Online Donations

Information on how to donate securely to Our Lady of Hope parish on-line

Churches Re-opening

As you know, some of our churches started opening for private prayer from last Monday (15 June). This was only a small number of churches, spread geographically across our diocese. Others are preparing to open in the coming week or the week after and then there will be further phases beyond that.  
There are a lot of conditions to fulfil before a church can be safely opened in the present circumstances. Our churches were inspected this week and so we will be able to open once we have got everything in place.
At the recent (virtual) meeting of our parish leadership team, it was decided that we should initially only open Ss Peter & Paul's church both because the size and layout is more manageable and because we will be continuing to stream Masses and other devotions from St Luke's. This brings both of our churches into use at the present time, each with a different function.
The two churches in this area that are already open are the Cathedral (open 1.30-4.30pm Monday to Saturday) and Holy Cross, Patricroft (open 3-6pm Tuesday, Thursday & Friday). In deciding the days and the hours to open Ss Peter & Paul's, we will be looking to complement these times.
Some of the conditions we need to fulfil are now in place. However, we still need to recruit stewards who will look after the church during the opening times. We need at least two stewards on duty at any time and, of them, at least one must have a DBS check. There is also some training for the stewards to undergo. If you would like to volunteer as a steward, please email us on Hopefully we will be able to open soon.

Mass Times & Services

Masses are now being streamed twice a day. These are streamed on our Facebook page

Sunday 9.30am & 11am

Monday to Saturday 9am & 6.30pm

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Live streamed). 10am to 10.30am & 5.30pm to 6pm.

Children's Liturgy

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Fr John 60th Anniversary

Today is the 60th Anniversary of the ordination of Fr John Williams. We congratulate him on this anniversary and wish him all the best in his retirement

Online Donations

A message with news about our how to make donations on-line

A People who Hope in Christ

Bishops proclaim hope in the Risen Lord as they recognise pain of Catholics who cannot pray in Church or receive Sacraments

Children's Liturgy online

We have now set up a new children's liturgy with worksheets and videos to help educate your children in the faith and celebrate Mass together as a family.

Parish History

Tour St Luke's

You can take a tour of St Luke's from the comfort of your armchair with Google Streetview

Tour Ss Peter & Paul

Take a tour of Ss Peter & Paul's Church on-line. Using Google Streetview you can take a walk around the inside and then down to the grotto