Updates

Christmas Masses:
5.30pm 24 December - Carols
6.00pm 24 December - First Mass of Christmas
11.30pm 24 December - Carols
12.00am 25 December - Midnight Mass
10.00am 25 December - Mass

Thursday Evening Devotions and Faith Formation

19-Dec-2019 – 19-Dec-2019

Our Thursday evening discipleship and faith formation programme will continue on 19 December, when we will be studying the readings for the following Sunday.
On each Thursday there will be Exposition and Confessions in Church from 6pm-7pm, after which we will go into the presbytery for a cup of t...

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Testimonials

3 weeks 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
8 months 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
4 months ago
Lovely church. Time for reflection and peaceful.
- Christine B

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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