OCTOBER 18TH - 24TH 2020

THIS "GEM" CHURCH WILL BE OPEN FOR
PRIVATE PRAYER AND REFLECTION
EVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAY FROM
12 NOON UNTIL 1.00PM

Please note that people attending places of worship are required to wear face coverings with immediate effect

Apart from the above times
the church will be closed, in line with government guidelines.
MASSES will be live-streamed until further notice:

*CLICK HERE FOR LIVESTREAM LINK*

All Masses will be livestreamed at 12 noon Mondays to Saturdays and at 10.00am on Sundays

The church will remain open after Mass for personal prayer and reflection Monday to Saturday until 1.00pm.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANYONE CAN ATTEND WEEKDAY MASS ON MONDAY TO SATURDAY BUT SUNDAY MASS ATTENDANCE IS BY PRIOR REQUEST.
YOU MUST CONTACT FR PHIL TO BE ASSIGNED A SEAT FOR SUNDAY MASS.

CONFESSIONS:
Temporarily suspended. (by appointment if deemed necessary).

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:
by arrangement when restrictions permit.

Parish Histories

The Church of Our Lady and St Patrick is a Roman Catholic parish in the centre of Oldham made up of what was originally 3 separate parishes;
St Mary's, Our Lady of Mount Carmel with St Patrick, and Holy Rosary.

st marys

The first Catholic church in Oldham. St Mary's Church - opened in March, 1839.

As part of a restructuring of the diocese they became one parish in 2018 with the closure of St Mary's and Holy Rosary. Below are links to the individual histories of the parishes.

st patricks

Originally dedicated as St Patrick's Catholic Chapel in October 1858, it was built as a Chapel of Ease to support St Mary's.

Below are links to histories of the parishes St Mary's and St Patrick's as they originally were.

St Mary's history -
St Patrick's history -
Holy Rosary -

Holy Rosary

Holy Rosary

Holy Rosary was the last of the churches to be built. The first Mass was offered there in December 1952, the land having been originally aquired by a curate at St Patrick's in 1940.