The Mass

The Second Vatican Council taught that the celebration of the Eucharist is the “source and summit” of the life of the Catholic Church.

Mass times at St Elizabeth’s can vary, so it is best to consult the latest bulletin accessible on this website.

Sunday Mass is usually at 9.30 am. 

At the moment there is no Children’s Liturgy during the Sunday Mass. Age appropriate activities are posted on the parish Facebook page.  

Weekday Mass is at 9.30 am on Wednesday only at present.

Masses for Holy Days and the seasons of Christmas and Easter will be advertised on the bulletin.

Covid-19 Notice

During this time of COVID-19 restrictions numbers at all Masses are limited to 70 and places need to be booked in advance using the contact details below:

01704 880451

Now  public Mass is now available on Sundays and Wednesday there is no longer any live-streaming:

You can read our latest Covid-19 information here: 

Sacramental Programmes

Below you will find information explaining how the Catholic sacraments can be received at St Elizabeth’s. At the bottom of this page is a link if you are looking to explore a vocation to the priesthood or religious life.

Have you ever thought of becoming a Catholic?

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Normally, the Exploring Catholic Faith course runs from November to June, and aims to prepare adults who are thinking about becoming members of the Catholic Church. It is also known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

Weekly sessions are held in St Anne’s Pastoral Centre or church,  and are led by an experienced team, with contributions from the clergy.

A few points about the course:

  • The sessions are themed but conducted in an informal way with ample chance for discussion
  • Opportunities are also provided for one-to-one sessions, where questions and areas of interest can be discussed
  • The course team aims to help you consider becoming a Catholic, but we understand that you may decide at any stage that this very personal commitment is not right for you
  • You do not have to have been baptised to follow this course, in which case adult Baptism can be incorporated into your reception into the Church
  • Sometimes people have joined the course because their children are also being received into the Church. This is a wonderful way in which a family can follow the same journey towards becoming Catholics. But please consider this course as a path that you want to explore for yourself, and not simply on behalf of your child (the two programmes are separate from each other)
  • If you are interested in more details about the course you should contact the Parish Office

Prayer can take many forms, including:

  • a conversation with God
  • paying loving attention to God
  • resting in God’s presence
  • asking help from God
  • reading God’s word in scripture

Our life as a Benedictine parish encourages us to:

  • Search for God through personal prayer and lectio divina (prayerful reading of the scriptures)
  • Place the Mass at the centre of parish life
  • Develop a strong sense of community, making hospitality a key feature as well as finding concrete ways of valuing the gifts of everyone
  • Promote ongoing theological and spiritual formation for all through courses, study days and talks
  • Foster a vision of the Church which is truly Catholic, transcending the local diocese and striving for Christian unity

Vocations to the Religious Life: Is Jesus Calling you?

The following links will provide more information regarding vocations.

The first is to the vocations page at Douai Abbey, the Benedictine monastery which is home to our parish priests—click here.

For vocations to the priesthood, permanent diaconate and other forms of religious life there is a link to the vocations page at Liverpool Archdiocese—click here.

For further information about a vocation to the permanent diaconate please contact Rev Canon Christopher Fallon at the Archdiocesan Office:
diaconate@rcaol.org.uk

For information about a vocation to the religious life please contact the Episcopal Vicar for Religious, Fr Godric Timney OSB:
paxorm@btconnect.com

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Participating in the Liturgy and the life of the parish

There are a number of ways in which you can become involved in the liturgy and the life of the parish, including those listed opposite.

If you are interested in any of these, you would be most welcome to join the existing teams. Please contact the parish office for more information:

  •  Eucharistic Ministry
  • Flower Arrangers

  • Readers

  • Church Cleaning

  • Choir

  • Grounds Maintenance

  • Welcoming

  • Writing Bidding Prayers