Covid-19 Arrangements for Our Lady of the Valley
During the present crisis:
There will be no Mass or other services in Our Lady of the Valley parish.
LATEST (24 March):
In line with The Prime Minister's statement no churches in the diocese should open again until these restrictions are lifted. This means further restrictions on weddings and baptisms, none of which should now take place.
Live Simply Thought for the Week...
...During this crisis let’s be sure to see what practical actions we might be able to offer to help family, friends and nextdoor neighbours who might be isolated - give them a phone call to see how they are, or offer to shop for them, while remembering to adhere to social distancing instructions...
to the website for the parish churches of St. Hubert's, Dunsop Bridge; St. Mary's, Sabden and St. Michael & St. John's, Clitheroe, collectively known as the Parish of Our Lady of the Valley.
We hope you enjoy exploring our site.
On care for our common home...
Never before was a Papal letter more enthusiastically received by other Christian Churches, other religions, politicians, scientists, believers and non-believers alike than Pope Francis’ letter on creation, “Laudato si”. It is a challenging read at 189 pages but is clearly written and has a message that we should all try to absorb. Explains why the Church is keen to embrace the principles of conservation and recognition of the challenges of climate change. Our parish has an active group that concerns itself with this and strives to involve all the parish in meeting these challenges.
For the time being all events are suspended
CoronaVirus – Supporting and Helping Each Other
The measures put in place by the Government at this very difficult time are to help all of us to be protected in the best way possible. Many of us will be isolated and this, inevitably, causes other problems. We must all support and care for each other in whatever way we can. Some Parishioners will become very lonely and need a visit or a phone call, others may need shopping or lifts to appointments, there will be a variety of needs within the community. But always keep in mind the need to adhere to social distancing instructions.
Members of the SVP will be doing all that they can to help but we want to extend what we are doing to all Parishioners. If you are someone who does not have to self isolate and would like to help please take some of the cards from the box at the back of church and give one to anybody you are aware of in your area who may need help. The card gives them your contact details offering your help. (Click to download)
This is a great opportunity for us to “Love one another. We must all pray that these measures have the best possible effect and put our trust in God’s love and compassion.
If you would like support in any way please get in touch with Peter on 01200 441081 who will help or give you a contact for someone who can.
Hope in the Future
Hope in the Future is Bishop John’s invitation to every Parish in the Salford Diocese to recognise, celebrate and develop their missionary identity and their call to evangelise.
Our Parish has responded to this invitation by embracing the programme.
Learn more and get involved.
Online Mass and Services
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News & Announcements
- 5th April 2020 – Palm Sunday
- 29th March 2020 – Fifth Sunday of Lent
- 22nd March 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Lent
- 15th March 2020 – Third Sunday of Lent
- Coronavirus – guidance from Salford Diocese
- 8th March 2020 – Second Sunday of Lent
- 1st March 2020 – First Sunday of Lent
- Back in Time: 1874
- Fairtrade Fortnight – 24 February to 8 March
- 16th February 2020 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary time