Holy Family Blackpool 01253 205971

Thanks to Fr Tom Butler who is available for Sunday Mass 18th and 25th October. there will be Mass at Holy Family at 11.00am on these Sundays. 

Sorry I have been quiet for weeks

St Winefride's House is in LOCKDOWN once again.

I (Fr. Anthony Gaskin) am unable to leave the house or indeed my room in the house

I cannot go to Holy Family church.

Until further notice there are no other services at Holy Family

Thanks to all who came to Sunday Mass last week.

This week Mass should start at 11.00 but please come early as numbers are limited. 

The law requires you to wear a face cover if it is possible. .  For the purposes of tracking and tracing stewards wilask for your ID. You may also use the questionnaire on this site to tell me your name and phone number. Or the NHS track and test app.

I hope to have more Masses soon, depending on stewards and demand. Saturday evening and Wednesday lunchtime look like choices.

There will be daily Mass in church on other days at the earlier time of 09.15 admittance  will have to be by special request. Please ring if you think you should come.

We also plan to have a time for private prayer which will be public starting with Holy Hour on Friday 10.00-11.00

Please Help

You are needed to prepare your church to reopen. Stewarding and cleaning will be needed. Sister Margaret will talk to you about what you can do and  offer support. You can ring Sister on

Tel: 01253 354513

I can also be contacted on 01253 205971. 

I am always in due to lock down or email me 

 Corona Virus

 New Normal 


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Sunday 23rd August we celebrate
21stSunday ordinary time


Well done all who followed the online virtual Pilgrimage. Next year in France  we hope

Prayers please for Susanne Schofield and John Schofield and all who are sick in the parish and for Brian Rostron my brother in law who died on 29th July. He was married to my sister on 29th august 1971 nearly 49 years ago. They have one daughter Rachel and Brian has a brother and a sister.


Please can people keep an eye on the church premises. 

They have been deliberately damaged.

I have seen children on the hall steps smoking something that smelled very sweet please look out for trouble around the place.

Canon Frank Cookson

canon slattery on a gravestone       Bishop at cookies grave

Canon Cookson's funeral was at Claughton on Friday 17th July at 11.30 followed by internment there. 

May they rest in peace

and Fr.  W. Alf Parker who taught at St. Joseph's is very poorly. 

Please also pray for Emma a young woman just diagnosed with leukemia,

and for Tineka who is very poorly

and for my brother in law Brian.

Reopening our churches.

What must be done?

Additional information from the diocese of Birmingham. The need for STEWARDS and for CLEANING, and the important point  that the priest cannot do this alone.

Our churches will gradually reopen for worship and prayer, but for our safety there will be certain precautions. Some of these will need help and planning. particularly in respect of cleaning, sanitization and social contact. A new page "Back to New Normal" here will hold what information we have. Please look at it and consider how you can help. Thanks. 

Churches open in Blackpool

Details on our pageCorona Virus Prayer

Bishop Swarbrick

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By visiting The Bishops’ Conference Webpage (cbcew.org.uk) links for the live-streaming of Masses can be found. 

 I am reachable by phone or email 01253354513 

holy.fam.blackpool see below for fuller detail.

Our Bishops, have provided for you who cant attend church  http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Resources/Flu/index.shtml

Covid information

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Welcome to the website of Holy Family RC Church, North Shore, Blackpool


We are Catholic Christians witnessing to the power of the Risen Lord, proclaiming the Word of God, celebrating the Eucharist and other Sacraments and serving the local community in active co-operation with fellow Christians.

Hope you will join us on Sundays for Mass at 11 am and on most weekdays at 10 am. You will be made most welcome.

Fr Anthony.

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Next week's bulletin, (when available.)

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