Updates

BEHOLD 2020 - The Rededication of England to Our Lady

29-Mar-2020 – 29-Mar-2020

We are hosting the Rededication!

11.40am Rosary
12.00pm The Angelus Promise and Act of Entrustment of England to Our Lady

This year, on Sunday, 29th March, we will be joining with communities all around the country in prayer for The Rededication of England as Mary’s Dowry. We are an official ho...

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Masses with Imposition of Ashes at 12.15pm and 7pm.
Confessions from 11am-12pm, after Mass until at least 2pm (if people keep coming there will keep being Confessions) and from 6pm-6.45pm before the evening Mass.

First Fridays - Confessions 11am-12pm, Mass at 12.15pm followed by devotions to the Sacred Heart, followed by Confessions until 4pm!

Fourth Synod Theme - discussion

27-Feb-2020 – 27-Feb-2020

Come along as we discuss the fourth theme of Synod 2020 - Building Community and Nurturing Belonging - and formulate proposals to be put forward by the parish.

Thursday Evening Devotions and Faith Formation

05-Mar-2020 – 05-Mar-2020

Our Thursday evening discipleship and faith formation programme will continue on 5 March, when we will be studying the readings for the following Sunday. We will have a break on 27 February for the meeting about the Fourth Synod Theme, and will then continue on each successive Thursday evening fo...

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Testimonials

3 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
3 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

This beautiful church in the centre of St Helens is open daily, including from 9am to 4pm on weekdays, offering a sacred space that welcomes all. There are entrances to the church on Corporation Street (with steps) and on Parade Street (level access via a gate further up from the main gate). We are easy to find, situated right next to the bus station, and a short walk from St Helens Central train station. There is a small car park at the rear of the Presbytery on Parade Street, and on street parking there too. Parking in St Helens is free on Sundays!


  • Mass is at 12.15pm, Monday to Friday, including bank holiday Mondays (with Confessions from 11.30am-12pm).
  • Sunday Masses are at 6.45pm on Saturday (with Confessions from 6-6.30pm) and 9.30am on Sunday (followed by tea and toast in the Hall).
  • Holy Days of Obligation and major Solemnities have Mass at 12.15pm and 7pm (only 12.15pm on Saturdays, as the 6.45pm Mass is of Sunday).
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament before Mass, Monday to Friday; after Mass until 3pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday; Thursday evenings between 6pm and 7pm; and before Mass on Saturday evening.
  • Confessions (the Sacrament of Reconciliation) are from 11.30am-12pm Monday to Friday, Thursday evening from 6-7pm, and from 6-6.30pm on Saturdays. Please do not be afraid to ask if you need Confession at other times.
  • The Rosary is prayed before weekday Masses and at lunchtime on Saturdays.
  • Evening Prayer from the Divine Office is said on weekday afternoons at about 4pm.
  • An induction loop is installed for the hard of hearing.
  • The Parish Office is in the Presbytery next to the church on Corporation Street, and is open Monday to Friday from 10.15am to 3.45pm. Level access to the presbytery is through the car park at the back of the presbytery on Parade Street.
  • For baptisms, please speak to the parish priest after Mass (except Monday and Wednesday). Weddings and funerals can be arranged through the Parish Office. 

Details of our regular Masses, as well as those in other churches, can be found at weekdaymasses.org.uk.

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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. 
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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 – 7:00 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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