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, the headteacher runs a very informative blog of activities at the school this can be found via the school website or direct www.stfranciscatholicprimaryschool.co.uk/category/headteachers-blog/

Gardening and church cleaning day Is on Saturday 28 July. Hope you can help, we aim to start at 10 am children welcome ,refreshments will be served.
Tools are available but bring your own if you wish.  Help keep the church and grounds a pleasure to visit.  A report with pictures of the May gardening day is available here

Sunday 10 June was the First Holy Communion celebration for our younger parishioners with Confirmation being celebrated on the 26 June.  A report with group pictures is available here

16 July 9.15am Year 6 leavers Mass in church - all welcome

Congratulations Year 6 for 100% Pass Success!

 Congratulations to every child in year 6 class for their amazing test results. Every child passed the Maths, SPaG and Reading test.  Congratulations and thanks are also due to the staff and parents.  Well done everyone!

BVCT are holding a meeting at Whalley Abbey on Sunday 22 July.  Meet at 1pm to eat our picnics then we have a short walk and activity trail for youngsters at 2pm.  We return at 4pm for a short service in the Abbey grounds.  Free parking at the Abbey if you mention the purpose of your visit.  If people want to omit the walk they are welcome to explore the Abbey grounds or Whalley and meet us again later.

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. 

Grateful acknowledgent is given to Anthony Stubenrauch for the design of the stained glass, the drawing of our church in the header and for the millenium plaque in the church grounds.  Sadly Anthony passed away 13 January 2016.

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.”

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