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!









St Francis - temporary closure

St Francis Church will close for floor refurbishment after the Eucharistic Service on 27th April. 

The planned reopening date is Thursday 18th May for a First Holy Communion practice followed by the First Holy Communions on Saturday 20th May.  During the time of this closure the 11:00am Sunday Mass will be said at St Richard’s. 


Evangelii Gaudum

In November 2013 Pope Francis published an Apostolic Exhortation "EVANGELII GAUDIUM".  This document talks about the Church's position in today's society and encourages the faithful to embark on a new chapter of evangelisation.

You can read the full document (and it is over 200 pages) by clicking below:-

EVANGELII GAUDIUM - full document.

If you are pressed for time below is a summary of the document (written by an American commentator.)


Saturday 29 April
5:00pm5:00pm Mass St Mary's @ St Mary's Church
Sunday 30 April
9:00am9:00am Mass St Richard's @ St Richard's Church
Sunday 30 April
11:00amMass St Francis @ St Francis
Saturday 6 May
5:00pm5:00pm Mass St Mary's @ St Mary's Church
Sunday 7 May
9:00am9:00am Mass St Richard's @ St Richard's Church