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Welcome to the Parish of Christ the Redeemer.



Sunday marks the start of the most important week in the Churches liturgical year as we follow Jesus’ passion and resurrection. As churches are closed we can’t collect the Holy Week posters so here are two versions for you to print and display in your home windows as a sign of hope (remember to fold the He is Risen part and display on Easter Sunday) THIS IS HOLY WEEK POSTER

Message from Fr Morrough – Holy Week 2020:
Bishop John is going to celebrate all the liturgies at the Cathedral and they will be live streamed on the diocesan website. There will be no Chrism Mass in Holy Week as they are planning on doing one later when the crisis is over.
The times will be:
Palm Sunday:  11.00am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday): 7.30pm
Good Friday Liturgy: 3.00pm
Easter Vigil (Saturday Evening): 8.00pm
Easter Sunday Mass: 11.00am
Palms will be blessed by the clergy at their private Palm Sunday Masses and distributed to the faithful once the crisis is over. Service sheets will be available soon to celebrate these liturgies at home. I am also grateful to Fr Andrew at St Vincent’s who will be streaming the Holy Week liturgies on our website and social media. I will continue to celebrate Mass privately each day for you and your families, our NHS and an end to this Pandemic. God bless you and your families at this time.


In response to the Prime Ministers Statement on Monday 23rd March, Bishop John has said:

In line with The Prime Minister’s statement no churches in the diocese should open again until these restrictions are lifted. This means further restrictions on weddings and baptisms, none of which should now take place.

I encourage you all to live our Faith in a different way. Consider creating somewhere in your homes that you and your family can go to pray during these days, the Church continues in each of us.

Private mass can still be offered and I am thankful to all those parish priest who have been able to make this available via streaming.

These are unprecedented times and it vital that we all do our part to protect the most vulnerable.


Mass from St Vincent’s can be viewed here and will be streamed below when services are live.

We are a vibrant community and come together to worship our Lord Jesus Christ in our two churches of St Ethelberts and St Williams here in Bolton.  

Our churches are St. Ethelbert’s and St. William’s. If you click on the links you can find more information about these churches and their locations etc. Masses are split between the two churches and these can be seen in the Parish Calendar.

We are linked with our Roman Catholic Primary Schools; St Ethelbert’s, St William’s and St Bernard’s whilst we also have a number of religious communities affiliated to us.

You will find a large, mixed and varied congregation who participate in all sorts of parish activities and functions. We have many different groups.

We invite you to come and share in our beautiful worship of God through our various services and ministries.  We ask that you have a look at our website, where hopefully you will find something of interest that sparks your thoughts further about our Lord.

If you have a special intention or want a prayer sent then please feel free to ask us. You can do this by adding your request in the contact form.