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 - now reopened

St Francis of Assisi Church is now reopened after the refurbishment.


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.)


Sunday 25 June
11:00amSt Francis @ St Francis
Saturday 1 July
5:00pm5:00pm Mass St Mary's @ St Mary's Church
Sunday 2 July
9:00am9:00am Mass St Richard's @ St Richard's Church
Sunday 2 July
11:00amSt Francis @ St Francis
Saturday 8 July
5:00pm5:00pm Mass St Mary's @ St Mary's Church