About Us

We are part of the Diocese of Salford with our Bishop John Stanley Kenneth Arnold. We are a very friendly group of people who come together in our two Parish churches to worship God and listen to God’s word. We are an active community that is served by Father Morrough O’Brien and a great parish council and many other lay people in our Parish.

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.

Below is information on the Sacraments. Unfortunately at this time Baptisms, Weddings, Holy Communion and conession is not available due to COVID-19.


Infant Baptisms are generally celebrated on a Saturday (St Ethelbert’s) and on a Sunday (St William’s). Parents and Godparents are asked to participate in a pre-baptismal meeting. Infants should be baptised within the first few weeks after birth.  Please see Fr Morrough for a baptism pack and an initial chat.


Congratulations on your engagement! A minimum of six months advanced planning and preparation is required. There is always a Marriage Preparation course required.   Please contact Fr Morrough for more information.

Holy Communion

For the sick or housebound: Please inform us if someone is needing Holy Communion at home, or wishes to receive the Sacrament of the Sick.


If you or someone you know wants to learn more about the Church and so receive the sacraments please see Fr Morrough.

Sacrament of the Sick

If you or someone you know would welcome a visit from the priest to give the sacrament of the sick, please speak to Fr. Morrough.


If a parishioner has died, please speak to Father Morrough to make arrangements for any service.   May they rest in peace and rise in glory.

First Holy Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation

See Sacramental Programme and Welcome.