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Blessing of the New Shrine of St Mary of Brownedge

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Please click on each image to enlarge With the continued easing of restrictions, the parish was pleased to be able to welcome the Right Reverend John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, on the evening of Wednesday 19 May to consecrate and bless the new prayer shrine to Our Lady which has recently been installed in the...

St Mary’s, Brownedge, Bamber Bridge – A Brief History

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A Brief Parish History has been updated and can be read via the link. The illustration shows the church circa 1863, some 30 years prior to its enlargement by Peter Paul Pugin – click to enlarge.    

Fr Alban Crossley OSB – A Brief Biography

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Click here to read a brief biography of, and tribute to, Fr Alban Crossley OSB (1934 – 2021), Parish Priest 1992 – 1996  

CAFOD ‘Walk for Water Challenge’ – Lent 2021

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Please support parishioners, Steve and Louise, who are taking part in CAFOD’s ‘Walk for Water Challenge’ during Lent. They will be walking 10,000 steps a day for 40 days and aiming to raise £750 which is the average cost of a community water supply.   As well as being able to donate online via the...

Giving Tree 2020

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Giving Tree 2020   Unfortunately, we cannot have the usual Giving Trees in Church this year but we will still be continuing this wonderful parish tradition and supporting all our usual charities with gifts for Christmas.   A volunteer(s) will be ‘on duty’ at St Mary’s Priory, next to the church, to receive your gifts...

The Canonisation of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales – 50th Anniversary

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Sunday 25 October 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the canonisation of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. In this illustrated feature length article, David Gorman describes the background to these brave men and women, the efforts to further the cause of the Forty Martyrs prior to 1970, the canonisation itself in Rome, the...

CAFOD Family Fast Day

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  CAFOD Family Fast Day – Coronavirus Appeal   On Friday 9 October, our parish is marking CAFOD’s Family Fast Day to help people facing the worst of the Coronavirus crisis. We have all felt the impact of this terrible disease; let us come together to help the poorest and most vulnerable in the world...

Syrian Refugee Project

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Parishioner, Kaye Hodgson, is raising £500 as part of the parish project to help a Syrian refugee family begin a new life. Please donate to Kaye’s JustGiving Crowdfunding Page and help make it happen: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kayecyclingforrefugees?utm_id=1&utm_term=nQe9ZDJWN Thanks for your support

Guild of St Stephen Enrolment

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Congratulations to five of the parish’s Altar Servers who were enrolled into the Guild of St Stephen on Sunday 8 March 2020 and presented with their bronze medals. At the 9.30am Family Mass, Fr Mark enrolled Miriam, Ryan, Angela and Julia into the Guild. They were supported by fellow Altar Server, Greg. At the 11am...

Brownedge Parish and Community Festival

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Please note that, due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic, Festival 2020 has been cancelled. We look forward to returning in 2021!

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