All I ask of you is that,

wherever you may be,

you should remember me

at the altar of the Lord

St. Monica

Our new Parish Priest is Rev Fr Mathew Pinakkattu. He is a priest of the Syro Malabar community, but he will be celebrating Mass for us in the Latin rite, same as we have now. After completing his degree in Philosophy at the seminary in Kerala, he was sent to Rome for study to the Bachelor of Theology, then continued his studies to become a Canon Lawyer. He was appointed Chancellor of eparchy (diocese) based in Preston in 2016. He joined us on the 9th December. 

Tributes to Father Kevin 

Please click on the picture below

Parishioner Records

Would it be possible for those who attend at St. Anne Church, no matter where you live or however long you have been in the Parish to complete the form by clicking on the Records Form link. This information is for the Parish Priest use only and will not be made public or available to anyone else.  ​

New Hymn Books

We have received 100 new Laudate Hymn Books (£6.00 per copy). If you would like to purchase a copy in memory of a deceased loved one, (they would need to remain in church and would be used by other members of the congregation). Please see Cath Chambers or email if you are interested.

The Choir

It is with sadness that we say goodbye to David & Jackie Clark in the choir. They have served the church well for many years and we will be very sad to see them go. Thank you for all the music you have brought into our lives. 

We still have a small but enthusiastic group of choristers and a violinist, theyare invited to sing at weddings, funerals and special occasions as well as weekly Mass.  Our Choir is always looking for new members, both men & ladies, to join them.  If you areinterested in joining, please email or see Cath after Mass on Sunday.

Our Parish Council

For a list of the St. Anne Westby Pastoral Committee members, please click the Pastoral Committee link 


Father Mathew Pinakkattu

Our Parish

Priest in Charge - Father Mathew Pinakkattu

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


Reverend Father Kevin A Lowry

A beautiful service was celebrated by Bishop Michael at St Joseph’s, Ansdell on Wednesday for Father Kevin. 64 priests and around 650 people from all walks of his life came to pay their last respects to a great, giving man. His sister Anne spoke about how she and the family were overwhelmed with the cards and messages of sympathy they have had over the last few weeks.  Afterwards we congregated at the Rugby Club to remember a true friend and confidant​​

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