Mass intentions for week commencing 14th August:
Sun. 14th 10.00am People of the Parish public mass
Mon. 15th 12.15pm Maurice Wright Lately Dead public mass
Tues. 16th Mrs Jones Lately Dead
Wed. 17th 12.15pm Barbara Smith Lately Dead public mass

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Mass intentions for week commencing 7th August
Sun. 7th 10.00am Mary Willcock Birthday Remembrance public mass
Mon. 8th 12.15pm Peter Roy Woodward Birthday Remembrance public mass
Tues. 9th No Mass
Wed. 10th 12.15pm Ellen Henthorn Anniversary publ...

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Mass intentions for week commencing 31st July:
Sun.31st 10.00am Jennifer McGovern Lately Dead public mass
Mon. 1st 12.15pm Elsie Taylor Birthday Rem. public mass
Ties. 2nd Peter Stephen Shale Birthday Rem,
Wed. 3rd 12.15pm ...

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Mass intentions for week commencing 17th July:
Sun. 17th 10.00am People of he Parish public mass
Mon, 18th 12.15pm Ida Couglin Birthday Remembrance public mass
Tues. 19th 11.00am Funeral: Michael Christopher Talbot
Wed. 20th 12.15pm David Callanan L...

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Mass intentions for week commencing 10th July:

Sun. 10th 10.00am Frank Halliwell Lately Dead public mass
Mon. 11th 12.15pm Margaret Conlin Speedy recovery public mass
Tues. 12th Kes Bannister Lately Dead
Wed. 13th 12.15pm Joan Marsh Lately Dead ...

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Mass intentions for week commencing 3rd July:
Sun. 3rd 10.00am People of the Parish public mass
Mon. 4th 12.15pm Michelle & Nick Robinson 10th Wedding Anniversary public mass
Tues. 5th FDr. Paul Harris Anniversary of Ordination
Wed. 6th 12.15pm ...

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Mass intentions for week commencing 26th June:

Sun. 26th 10.00am People of the Parish public mass
Mon. 27th 12.15pm Marie Bold Birthday public mass
Tues. 28th Alf McCooey Anniversary
Wed. 29th 12.15pm Fr Bernard Eager Anniversary...

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Mass intentions for week commencing Sunday 19th June:

Sun. 19th 10.00am Anne Kennedy Anniversary public mass
Mon. 20th 12.15pm Pat & Ken Large 60th Wedding Anniversary public mass
Tues. 21st Helen Langleu Lately Dead
Wed. 22nd 12.15pm Frank Da...

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Mass intentions for week commencing Sunday 12th June:
Sun. 12th 10.00am Annie Seddon Birthday Rem. public mass
Mon. 13th 12.15pm Harry Currab Birthday Rem public mass
Tues. 14th Teresa French Birthday Rem
Wed. 15th 12.15pm Walter George Annivers...

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2 years 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
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
3 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

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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