Address: St Mary's Presbytery, 3 Todmorden Rd, Burnley, BB10 4AU
Tel no. 01282 422 007
Church entrance on Yorkshire Street, just around the corner from Todmorden Road.
Parish Safeguarding Representative: Mrs Venita Edmondson,
Phone 07711 66 9990
The present church building dates back to 1849, but its history dates back far beyond, to the days when the Catholic Church was persecuted in England, to secret masses at Towneley Hall and the time of priest holes.
There eventually came a time towards the end of the 18th Century when Catholics were tolerated and in the early 19th century a chapel was built at Burnley Wood, which became the direct predecessor of today's St Mary of the Assumption church.
During the 19th and into the 20th Centuries the parish grew, and nowadays St Mary's is a lively and outgoing parish with lots going on - see our Parish Groups page.
Our next hike will be 6 miles around Wycoller THIS Sunday 23rd Feb. It is graded moderate. We will meet at St Mary’s Church car park at 12.30pm. Please bring boots, waterproofs, food and drink. There is a flier at the back of church listing all the hikes planned for the next 12 months
Times of Mass with the distribution of Ashes is 10.45am in school and 12.30pm and 6pm in church.
EARLY MORNING LENT MASS
Starts on Friday 28th February. There will be an extra Mass on each Friday of Lent at 6.30am, followed by breakfast for all present in the Parish Rooms.
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FRANCOIS MAURIAC
Tues 1st Sept ~ 50th Anniversary of Catholic writer Francois Mauriac, who won Nobel prize for literature in 1952. Mass in French celebrated by Fr David at St Mary’s. This will be followed by “French” refreshments in the parish rooms and extracts in English from Mauriac’s works will be recited
ST MARY’S LADIES GUILD
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 26th February at 1pm in the Parish Rooms at St Mary’s. All ladies are most welcome. Ita is on tea duty.
Thank you so much for the people who stepped forward to help provide this wonderful social get together every week after the 10.00am Mass!
Saturday Vigil 6:30pm
For other Masses, please see the Latest Newsletter
Mon - Weds - Fri: 12:00 - 12:30
Saturday Morning: 10:00 - 11:30am
St Mary of the Assumption, Burnley.
Entrance on Yorkshire Street, just around the corner from Todmorden Road.
A Walk Around St Mary's (opens in separate page)
Church History in Outline, including former Parish Priests (opens in separate page)
(opens in separate page)
NEW! Added 26th Aug 2019 -
A Mitchell and Kenyon Film - when the page opens, click on the "Watch for Free" button - fascinating!
Parish War Dead (opens in separate page)