Please Pray For list - week commencing 5th September:
Sick - the Hunt sisters, Ron Eccleston, Fiona McDonald, Brian Mullins, Danny McIntyre, Hannah Casey, Eileen Banks, Cath Smith, Bronnagh McManus, Nora Campbell, Michael Jackson, Annie Topping, Melanie Holland, Jake Cathcart, Claire Woods, Eilee...

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Mass intentions for week commencing 5th September:
Sun. 5th 10.00am People of the Parish public mass
Mon. 6th 12.15pm Veronica Langley Lately Dead public mass
Fr. Kevan will say the following masses privately:
Tues. 7th Special Intention
Wed. 8th Poor Souls

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This morning Archbishop Malcolm has issued a video message encouraging us to continue on the road together, led by the Holy Spirit. https://t.co/YAO9x9xYa3
Archbishop Malcolm updates us on Synod 2020 and the changes to the timeline that have been made due to the effects of the 2020 COVID-19 Pande...

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I have this evening heard from Canon Tom Neylon that the churches named below have been given permission to re-open as of Sunday 21 June 2020:

St Anne + Bl Dominic Sun: 11am – 1pm. Wed + Fri 9-10am.
St Mary, Birchley Sun: 10am – 4pm. Wed: 10am – 2pm.

The Archbishop has been clear that no oth...

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I have today (15 June 2020) received a (corrected) copy of the Decree of Extinctive Union whereby, in accordance with canon 121, the parish of Saints Peter and Paul, Haresfinch and the parish of The Most Holy Cross and Saint Helen, St Helens will merge to form the new parish of The Most Holy Cros...

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An updated version of this week’s newsletter is now available at the link below, with my apologies for my having made a mistake in assigning Mass Intentions and for any distress caused.

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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Today the Archbishop has announced a number of appointments, including that from 1 July I will be chaplain to Maryton Carmel in Liverpool. Fr Kevan O’Brien will succeed me as parish priest at Holy Cross. I never thought that I would be asked to move after ...

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a year 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 year 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
2 years ago
The most beautiful Altar Reredos it is possible to see. Thank God it is still protected and giving glory to God and inspiration to us all. A wonderful church I remember from the 1970s. A sacred place of exquisite beauty. One of the most delightful Catholic churches in the whole of England.
- Irish I

About us

This beautiful Catholic church in the centre of St Helens, is normally open from 9am to 4pm during the week, with Mass at 12.15pm Mass Monday to Friday. We have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament before Mass each day and after Mass on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Masses for Sunday are at 6.45pm on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday. 

Visitors are always welcome. We have level access into the church from the second gateway on the Parade Street side of the church. An induction loop for the hard of hearing is available for those who wish to use it.

For more information or to enquire about Baptisms, Weddings or funerals please call or email the Parish Office.

  • Holy Days of Obligation Mass is generally at 12.15pm and also at 7pm on Holy Days of Obligations and important Feasts in the Church Calendar.
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) available  before Mass Monday-Friday (11.30am-12pm) and Saturday (6-6.30pm), and at other times on request.  
  • to contact the Parish Office please call us on 01744 22077 and we will get back to you when we can.
  • Baptisms, Weddings and First Holy Communions and funerals can be arranged through the parish office.

Please do not hesitate to contact us 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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Corporation Street
St Helens
WA10 1EF
United Kingdom

Opening Hours

Mon:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tue:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fri:9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat:11:00 am – 1:00 pm, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Sun:9:00 – 11:00 am
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