Martin Miller, Chief Operations Officer for the archdiocese, writes:

For understandable and commendable reasons many parishes have explored the possibility of establishing support mechanisms for those in the community who are vulnerable in the current situati...

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UPDATED: Prayer for an end to the Coronavirus pandemic

25-Mar-2020 – 25-Mar-2020

The “Our Father” at 11am (midday in Rome) on the Annunciation
On Wednesday, 25 March, the feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis has invited “the Heads of the Churches and the leaders of every Christian community, together with all Christians of the various confessions, to invoke the Almighty, t...

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In line with the Prime Minister's announcement on the evening of 23 March, all places of worship, including Holy Cross, are now closed. The government have said that this will be reviewed in three weeks (13 April 2020).

Mass will continue to be said in private.

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God Our Father,
each person is precious to You.
You are the Giver of life.
Have mercy on us and protect us
at this time, as the Coronavirus
threatens health and life.
You are an ever-present Helper
in time of trouble.
Watch over those who are
suffering, giv...

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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS - Guidance Update 18 March 2020
The Bishops’ Conference has today agreed that all public acts of worship in churches will cease as of the evening of Friday 20th March. This includes all public Masses. This decision will be reviewed regularly, but Archbishop Malcolm has asked ...

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Reporting abuse

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to st...

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BEHOLD 2020 - The Rededication of England to Our Lady

29-Mar-2020 – 29-Mar-2020

Due to the cessation of public acts of worship in Catholic churches and chaplaincies from the evening of Friday 20 March, there will no longer be a public act of Rededication on Sunday 29 March 2020.

Please make a personal act of Rededication at midday on Sunday 29 March 2020. It is envisaged th...

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a month ago
I have been attending the Thursday evening Holy Hour and the Faith Discussion Group for the past year. The Holy Hour is the perfect opportunity for reflection and prayer with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The discussion group that follows is a friendly group led by Father Jonathan, usually delving into scripture. Father’s enthusiasm is infectious! I’d recommend anyone to come along.
- Sunny G
a month ago
This is most spectacular church in St.Helens! It’s outward appearance may not be as grand as Lowe House but the interior is stunning. Like any Catholic Church should be, the sanctuary (altar) truly is a space where Earth and Heaven meet. Thankfully, those who use Vatican II (incorrectly I may add) as an excuse to reorder Catholic Churches and remove beautiful altars, haven’t got their hands on this church! If I were the Parish Priest, I would remove the forward facing altar altogether, and use the majestic and heavenly high altar, bringing the whole congregation closer to the Real Presence of Jesus in the tabernacle. Above the high altar, where it’s painted blue (around the rose window), many years ago, there used to be beautiful murals of the heavenly realm. I again would urge the Parish Priest to investigate the possibility of reinstating these.
- Gavin S
4 months ago
Went to mass here on monday was delighted to find there is mass every day at 1215 most churches dont offer as many mass times as this beautiful church ive never been here before but after my first visit i was very impressed with how warm and welcoming the atmosphere is i dont think any other church compares to holy cross
- Linda O

About us


In line with the requirements of HM Government announced by the Prime Minister on the evening of 23 March 2020, Holy Cross and all places of worship have been closed for a minimum of three weeks.

Please note that all public acts of worship have been suspended as of the evening of Friday 20 March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • There are no public Masses at present. Mass continues to be said in private for those intentions that have been requested.
  • the Parish Office will be closed to visitors in person from Monday 23 March 2020; please call us on 01744 22077 and we will get back to you when we can.
  • Baptisms, Weddings and First Holy Communions may not take place during the current crisis except in very exceptional circumstances.
  • For Funerals, these cannot take place in church at present, but a service can be held at the graveside or in the Crematorium chapel, with a service in church once these are permitted. Please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office if you have any queries.

Information about the architecture of the church can be found here on the Taking Stock website. 

Reporting abuse
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.
It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased. 
If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.  
If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese (the relevant Diocesan safeguarding office can be located using the interactive map on the links page of the CSAS website www.csas.uk.net - contact details will be shown when you click on the relevant area of the map). You can also contact CSAS by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at admin@csas.uk.net

Privacy, cookies and data protection
The Parish of The Most Holy Cross and St Helen at St Helens is a part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool (a Registered Charity). The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool is committed to keeping your personal data secure. Please see our privacy notice on the archdiocesan website at www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk. Details of the archdiocesan cookie policy are also available there. 
Your rights under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) include your right to be forgotten, to access to and portability of your data, to restrict the use of your data, and to rectification of inaccuracies and erasure of data in so far as this is not prevented by legitimate requirements to retain your data. You can communicate with us (or the Archdiocese of Liverpool) regarding any aspect of your data; the parish can be reached through the contact details or contact button above, or through holycrosssthelens+gdpr@gmail.com.

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