Welcome to the Roman Catholic Church of St Francis in Goosnargh.
The church was founded in 1755 and the 16th century Roman Catholic martyr, George Beesley was born on the site on which the church now stands. 

St Francis Hill Chapel is a beautiful historic church set in colourful gardens.

We are a small rural Parish in the heart of the countryside, in the village of Goosnargh on the outskirts of Preston.  The Parish Administrator is Father Sony Joseph, contactable on clergy@stfrancisgoosnargh.org.uk.  The Parish is part of the diocese of Lancaster.

St Francis Catholic Primary school is adjacent to the church. There are very close links with the school and with the community of Goosnargh and Whittingham.  Further information is at www.st-francis.lancsngfl.ac.uk

The picture to the right is of a stained glass display within the church of Blessed George Beesley, a martyr, who was born in the farmhouse that became our Presbytery about 1562.  He died on 2 July 1591, his feast day is 1 July.  More information at http://catholicsaints.info/blessed-george-beesley/


Parish Mission Statement
Our Parish, guided by the example of our patron, St. Francis, seeks to be a welcoming, Catholic Community, by living, sharing and growing in faith. We strive to deepen our own relationship with Christ and to meet the needs of others.

See Photo Gallery section for report on David & Susan's recent wedding

Gardening and church cleaning day Is Saturday, 26 August 10:00 - 12:00, do please try to come along and help even for a little time.  Tools are available but bring your own if you wish.  Help keep the church and grounds a pleasure to visit.  We have a new helper getting his mower training - see last photograph on the Photo Gallery page!




Blessed George Beesley

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