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/

Our school has provided details of recent and upcoming activities.
The children in Pendle Class made a 'Creation Tray' and our school St Francis statue was placed in the centre. The whole week in school is devoted to the patron of our school and we have been exploring Pope Francis' Pledge to creation, The Sermon on the Mount, CAFOD iniatives and much more. The children have been split up into 7 groups and they have rotated throughout the morning and afternoon. They have even made a little apple crumble to take home and remind them about our creation day focus.
The school invite parishioners to two significant school events. 
  • They are having an ‘Open Afternoon’ in school on Thursday 26th October at 1.30pm onwards. Please do come along if you can. They would love to show you all of the wonderful things that are happening in and around school. 
  • They are having a Coffee Morning Music Showcase’ in school on Friday 27th October. This starts at 10.30pm. The school band, choir, Glee club and soloists will be performing. They would love you to come and be a part of our celebration of musical talent.
Every Friday is ‘Golden Award Assembly’ and parishioners are always warmly welcome to drop in from 9.05am-9.30am in the school hall.
 
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.
Gardening and church cleaning day Is Saturday, 28 October 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.




Blessed George Beesley

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