AUGUST 1ST - 7TH 2021


PLEASE NOTE: This Tuesday's Mass will be at 10.00a.m.

Wednesday's Mass will be at 12 noon as normal but Father Phil will be joined by a Ukrainian Priest as it is the Funeral Mass of Wasyl Danyluk.
Some of the service will be in Ukranian.

Masses will be livestreamed at 12 noon Mondays to Saturdays and at 10.00am on Sundays, until further notice. There will also be Mass at 6.00pm on Sunday evenings in church. This will not be livestreamed.

From now on we will be using Twitter to provide online Masses. Either download the Twitter App and search for @PhilipSumner13 or click the pic below


Then either just watch from there. You can also click Follow if you have a Twitter account.

Click here for Mass Livestream

The church will be open on Mondays to Saturdays for
12 noon Mass and remain open for personal prayer and reflection until 1.00pm. Apart from these times
the church will be closed. 


Face coverings in church are still encouraged even if they are not required by law; however, some people are exempt for medical or other reasons.  Social distancing is also still requested. We still need to be so careful!
For the immediate future, we will continue to keep every second bench roped off to maintain social distancing between your family bubbles and others. I can’t see this situation changing till after the summer, but I will keep the matter under review. The ‘one-way system’ in church is no longer required.

Please note that people attending places of worship are required to wear face coverings.

No Confessions this week

Baptisms & Weddings: by arrangement – no restriction on numbers attending but every second bench will continue to be roped off.

Parish Histories

The Church of Our Lady and St Patrick is a Roman Catholic parish in the centre of Oldham made up of what was originally 3 separate parishes;
St Mary's, Our Lady of Mount Carmel with St Patrick, and Holy Rosary.

st marys

The first Catholic church in Oldham. St Mary's Church - opened in March, 1839.

As part of a restructuring of the diocese they became one parish in 2018 with the closure of St Mary's and Holy Rosary. Below are links to the individual histories of the parishes.

st patricks

Originally dedicated as St Patrick's Catholic Chapel in October 1858, it was built as a Chapel of Ease to support St Mary's.

Below are links to histories of the parishes St Mary's and St Patrick's as they originally were.

St Mary's history -
St Patrick's history -
Holy Rosary -

Holy Rosary

holy rosary

Holy Rosary was the last of the churches to be built. The first Mass was offered there in December 1952, the land having been originally aquired by a curate at St Patrick's in 1940.