St Richard Consecration


The Catholic Community of Skelmersdale is served by three churches and six schools. As one parish we strive to build a living community of family and friends. Together we try to love one another and put into practice the way Jesus taught us to live. We believe that belonging to the Church enriches lives on so many different levels and in so many different ways.

In this family of faith:
Each person is valued

– Each person is welcomed

– Each person is loved




A warm welcome awaits you!









150th Anniversary of St Richard's - Press Release

St Richard's Catholic Church in Old Skelmersdale has launched a number of fundraising activities ahead of the Church's 150th anniversary in 2015.
The Church, based on Liverpool Road, will reach the milestone on 18th June 2015 and the Catholic community of Skelmersdale have created a number of events to raise money and mark the special occasion.
The first event is a photograph competition, inviting people to come forward with a) contemporary photographs of the Church during the four seasons, b) vintage photographs of the Church and Church life.
There are two categories for the competition - one for juniors aged 16 or under and one for adults, divided into 2 classes with various cash prizes for the winners.  The competition ends in May next year to give photographers the four seasons to take photographs of the church.
For more information about the competition  CLICK HERE!

Fr Mike Thompson, Parish Priest at St Richard's Church, said: "The 150th anniversary of the Church is a momentous occasion which we wanted to celebrate with the local community.
"We have a number of exciting events planned over the next year for the whole family to get involved in from afternoon teas and sponsored walks to quiz nights and designing Christmas cards.
"Money raised will go towards getting a unique stained glass window designed and installed into the Church."
St Richard's Church was designed by Edward Pugin the son of the famous architect and was officially opened by Bishop Goss in 1865 in a ceremony attended by local people and invited dignitaries.

Donate to the 150th

If you would like to donate to our 150th fund - we are raising money to have a new stained glass window commissioned and installed in the church - please click below where you can donate via Pay Pal (using a Pay Pal account or your credit or debit card).



Our new bishop

Malcolm MacMahin OP was installed as the new Archbishop of Liverpool on 1st May 2014.  Click on the link below to see a copy of the Archbishop Malcolm's homily at the installation:-

Archbishop Malcolm's installation homily.

Saturday 25 October
5:00pm5:00pm Mass St Mary's @ St Mary's Church
Sunday 26 October
9:00am9:00am Mass St Richard's @ St Richard's Church
Sunday 26 October
10:30amMass St Francis @ St Francis
Saturday 1 November
5:00pm5:00pm Mass St Mary's @ St Mary's Church
Sunday 2 November
9:00am9:00am Mass St Richard's @ St Richard's Church