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  • Here in Salford (both the City and the Diocese) we continue to be in an area where the prevalence of the virus is still strong and so Bishop John is urging us, having established very good practices in the use of our churches, to change little for the time being. This is sound advice and so we will not be making any dramatic or speedy changes here in Our Lady of Hope Parish. We will look carefully at things in the coming weeks and only lift our restrictions when we judge it is safer to do so.
  • In particular those attending services in our churches are asked to continue to follow the instructions of our stewards, to continue to wear facemasks (unless exempt), to maintain social distancing and to sanitise their hands on entry.  
  • The Bishops' Conference have issued a statement entitled Sunday - it is our Day in which they reaffirm that the Sunday Obligation cannot be safely restored at this point, though they hope it might be possible by the First Sunday of Advent.
  • Masses in our two churches continue at our usual Mass times as indicated on our newsletter with numbers allowed up to the safe capacity of the church.
  • Masses held at St Luke's church are live streamed on our Facebook page.
  • Funerals can be held at our churches, with numbers of mourners allowed up to the safe capacity of the church.
  • For information about Baptisms please click here

Faith Formation

Information about Baptism, other Sacraments, RCIA and the ongoing faith journey of our parish

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

Mass Times & Services

Please refer to the latest newsletter (below) for Mass times this week.

Livestream Masses are viewed from our Facebook page

Children's Liturgy

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Newsletters & Downloads

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Parish Census

We are asking for your help in putting together a basic Parish Census. This will give us a more accurate picture of the age profile of our parish and will assist us in communicating with parishioners. During the period of pandemic there were many people we could not keep in contact with simply because we did not have their details. The information you provide will be stored securely. It will only be accessible to the priests in the parish or shared with those who are assisting them with particular aspects of parish life. Please provide the basic information we are seeking for your household either using the paper copies of the census form (being distributed in church  or online at

Can you help?

We need a couple of volunteers to help with the Newsletter (editing and in future times, printing at the church). We also need a volunteer to assist on simple website updates - training will be given (via Zoom)

If you are able to assist with either of these, please contact Paul Ashton:

Emerging from Lockdown

At the PACT meeting on Wednesday, we discussed how we might implement some of the new national guidance whilst still being cautious. We outline the steps being taken


Bishop John is urging all adults, who are able to do so, to be vaccinated. Pope Francis has reminded people of the duty to be vaccinated if they are able.

Lockdown Roadmap

On Monday (19 July) we reach Step 4 of the Government's roadmap for coming out of lockdown. Whilst this means there will no longer be legal restrictions imposed upon us, it does not mean that everything is now safe and back to normal.

Online Choir

Want to sing during lockdown? Join in with our online choir

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