Category Archives: Forthcoming events

Rosary on the Coast

Sunday, 29th April 2018, Blackpool

All Catholics across the United Kingdom are urged to gather on the coastline to pray the Rosary together.  As a show of unity and for a national renewal of our Christian Faith.

This is a national event, similar to those held in Poland and Ireland… It is hoped that Catholics will attend in large numbers.  A coach will be travelling from St. Walburge’s  if you wish to travel with us, or, you can meet us at 3pm in Blackpool.

Meet at 3:00 pm at Comedy Carpet, Blackpool.
Transport Available from St. Walburge’s at 1:30 pm returning at 4 pm.  Adult £10, Children £5.
£5 Deposit required by Sunday 13th April.
For more information please contact:
Sanam Ogden on 07470 533 556

Holy Week 2018

Holy Week

 Spy Wednesday, 28th March:

7pm Tenebrae

Maundy Thursday, 29th March:

2-5pm Confessions

6pm Solemn High Mass, Procession & Adoration until Midnight

Good Friday, 30th March:

9am Tenebrae

3pm Mass of the Pre-Sanctified

5-7pm Confessions (at English Martyrs’)

6pm Stations of the Cross (at English Martyrs’)

Holy Saturday, 31st March:

9am Tenebrae

2-5pm Confessions

7pm Easter Vigil & Solemn High Mass

Easter Sunday, 1st April

10.30am Mass followed by an Easter Egg Hunt!

(Tickets available now for the Easter Raffle)


NB:  All services at St Walburge’s unless otherwise stated

Pilgrimage in honour of the English Martyrs

5th May 2018

The Latin Mass Society, in conjunction with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, is organising a pilgrimage in honour of the Martyrs of England, which will be led by the Canons of the ICKSP.

The Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs in Preston has been entrusted to the care of the ICKSP priests by the Rt Rev. Michael Campbell, Bishop of Lancaster.

This very fine church, designed by Edward Pugin, is not only dedicated to the English Martyrs, but is built on the site of the execution of several of the leaders of the Jacobite Rising of 1715.

The programme is as follows:
Assemble 11.45 am at the Church of St Walburge for devotions
Noon: Procession to the Church of the English Martyrs
12.30 pm Solemn Mass

The organisers are hoping for a large congregation.  Participants are encouraged to bring banners.