Welcome to the Roman Catholic Church of St Francis in Goosnargh.
St Francis Hill Chapel is a beautiful historic 'barn style' church set in colourful gardens, ti was founded in 1755 and the 16th century Roman Catholic martyr, George Beesley was born on the site on which the church now stands. 

We are a small rural Parish in the heart of the countryside, close to the village of Goosnargh.  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

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 infaith. We strive to deepen our own relationship with Christ and to meet the needs of others.”

Our parish Communion and Reconcilliation course is starting shortly using the "With you always" programme, dates and further details here.

Gardening and church cleaning day Is Saturday, 27 January 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.

Annual Carol Service at St Marys Goosnargh is on Sunday the 17th December in church at 6 30 pm. The clergy and Parochial church council invite parishioners of St Francis to the above service.
Everyone welcome

Christmas season Masses:

Saturday, 23rd Dec

6pm – Vigil Mass of Sunday at Hill Chapel
7pm – Vigil Mass of Sunday at Claughton

Sunday, 24th Dec
No morning mass at Hill Chapel or Claughton
6pm - Christmas Vigil Mass at Hill Chapel
9pm - Christmas Vigil Mass at Claughton

Christmas Day, 25th Dec
9am – Mass at Claughton
10.30am – Mass at Hill Chapel

Monday, 1st Jan
8am – Adoration at Claughton
9am – Holy Mass at Claughton

Safeguarding

Your Safeguarding Representative is Maria Peel
For contact details please see  the safeguarding poster at the back of church.
Safeguarding Representatives have special responsibility for promoting good and safe practices in all activities involving children, young people and adults at risk.  The Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator can be contacted on 01772 728433
Find out more from http://www.catholicsafeguarding.org.uk  and http://www.lancasterdiocese.org.uk




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

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