Priest in Charge - Father Mathew Pinakkattu

Church of St. Anne, Westby Mills, Westby, Lancashire, PR4 3PL


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We are hosting a Mother’s Day Coffee Morning on Saturday 23rd March 10.30am St Nicholas, Wrea Green. Grab yourselves a bargain with our sale of fabulous jewellery, raffle and light music. Proceeds to St Anne’s church fund. .Any offers of cakes most  welcome. Please see Paddy or Cath. Thank you

Annual Lenten Vigil at Cardinal Newman College Chapel, Lark Hill is on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 at 6.30pm. The Vigil is a Service of prayer and reflection with the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for those who wish. Refreshments will be served after the Vigil and there will also be a Fairtrade stall. All parishioners are invited to attend: Contact Linda Forster
(01772 632260/ 07799 290 503)

Lancaster Diocese Lourdes Pilgrimage under the leadership of Bishop Paul Swarbrick: 26th July to 2nd August direct to Lourdes by air. Lourdes theme for 2019 "Blessed are the poor, for the kingdom of God is yours." Booking forms at Holy Family ( from £865)

Confirmation.If your child is Year 6 or above and would like to join the Holy Family confirmation programme please let Fr. Mathew or one of the catechists here know. The planned date is 11th July 2019.

October Lunch at Ribby Hall in the Garden Room, Sunday October 6th at 1pm for 1.30pm, we hope you will support this lovely occasion. Deposit required of £10 pp asap. to Shelia.  Price of the meal is £23.50 .

​​Tabor (169 Sharoe Green Lane Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8HE) has re-opened as a retreat centre. A full calendar is available on their webpage:

Message from Father Mathew

We have entered in the Ordinary Time of the liturgical year. This season is to live what we have celebrated in advent, Christmas and epiphany. Those great celebrations were meant to strengthen our faith and now this ordinary time proves whether those celebrations strengthened our faith. The daily trials of life are the test of the strength of our faith.

God speaks to us everyday in our life through our conscious, parents, friends, especially in the Word of God and in the Holy Mass celebration. It is up to each one of us to decide how to react to God’s inspirations and 

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New Parishioners are always welcome

We would love you to join us at St. Anne Church, Westby Mills which is located on Weeton Road, near Wrea Green and is a church where everyone is welcome.  The church is usually open during the day.  Sunday Mass is at 08.45am and we gather for coffee afterwards, please join us. 

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Church of St. Anne,

Westby Mills

The Church of St Anne, Westby successfully secured a grant from the Government's Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund to address urgent roof repairs.  Please click on the logo below to be directed to the website

The Life of an Altar Boy

Please click on the picture below to read a very interesting piece written by Alan Pugh

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revelations. The narration of the visit of the magi in the Gospel (Mt 2: 1-12), describes three different way to respond to the voice of God. The first attitude is represented by king Herod, who heard about the birth of Jesus, wanted to eliminate Him. We may also try to eliminate God from our lives, because He may constrain and correct our current way of life.

The second attitude towards God’s revelation is represented by the priests and scribes who ignored Jesus. In this modern world many ignore religion or certain indifference with regard to the religious life is increasing.

The third attitude is represented by the magi who adored Jesus and contemplated mystery of incarnation. I hope one of our resolutions for this new year is to spend some time everyday to adore and contemplate the mystery of our faith. 

                                                                                                                         Fr. Mathew Pinakkattu