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!









Remembrance Mass.

This Year’s remembrance Mass will be on Sunday 29th November at 6.30pm at St. Richard’s.
The Mass is open to all, especially those who have lost a loved one.
Tea and Coffee will be available after in the St. John Rigbye Centre 

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Pope Francis has announced that from 8th December 2015 (the feast of the Immaculate Conception) a Jubilee Year of Mercy will begin.

CLICK HERE for more information about this and how we in the Parish will be marking the year.


150th Anniversary and 25th Jubilee

Our photographer at the 150th Mass has released her pictures!!

CLICK HERE to see these!

And to see the pictures of Fr Mike's 25th  Jubilee ....

CLICK HERE and and click where it says on the next page. The password you need is  -  francis

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 28 November
5:00pm5:00pm Mass St Mary's @ St Mary's Church
Sunday 29 November
9:00am9:00am Mass St Richard's @ St Richard's Church
Sunday 29 November
10:30amMass St Francis @ St Francis
Saturday 5 December
5:00pm5:00pm Mass St Mary's @ St Mary's Church
Sunday 6 December
9:00am9:00am Mass St Richard's @ St Richard's Church