Welcome to the Church of

St John the Baptist, Burnley


Address: St John's Presbytery, Bracewell St, Burnley Lancs. BB10 1TB

Tel no. 01282 423824 or Father David. 01282 422007

Church entrance on Ivy Street, Burnley, just around the corner from Bracewell St.

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Acting Parish Safeguarding Representative: Mike Morris,

phone: 07563 998 334 

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 A warm welcome to St John’s section of the Catholic Communities in East Burnley’s Web Page.
St John’s is a vibrant parish community, with a real feel of being an extended family, reaching out to the whole community and beyond. Check out our groups and societies listing being added to regularly, you’ll see what that means.
This section, like the whole of the web site, belongs to its people. To that end if there is anything that you would like to see in your church’s section please contact Margaret Pickles or David Hartley.
The monthly anniversary memoriam, updated monthly, replicates the old newsletters weekly listing. If you have anyone you would like to be added for the month following current listing please contact David Hartley in sufficient time.
Many members of the parish family have asked for some form of humour to be incorporated, we’ll try to put a monthly mixed bag together. If you have anything you would like to share humour wise e-mail David Hartley.
You will see the reproduction of the contents of the Great War Memorial from church. The tribute for those who lost their lives in WW2 is really basic. Should we try to record names of the lost? E-mail David Hartley with your thoughts or ideas.
Sincere thanks to Mike Morris and Margaret Pickles for their dedication in putting together the whole Web Page.
New areas will keep being slipped in to the listing, keep checking in.

email contacts Margaret Pickles - at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

David Hartley - david.hartley2014 AT gmail.com

(replace AT with @ when emailing - thanks)


Mass Times

 Saturday Vigil 6:00pm

Sunday Mass 10:45
For other Masses please see the Latest Newsletter



Wednesday following 7pm Mass
Saturday Morning 11-1130am
Evening 5:30:6:00pm











At the end of the fourth year of Mini Vinnies at St John the Baptist RC Primary School Burnley, run by St John’s SVP Conference, ten dedicated members graduate to Blessed Trinity RC College to become members of SVP YOUTH at the college and take their caring love and devotion in Social Justice to a new level. May God bless them all their lives!
SVP Meeting St John’s Parish Hall Upper Room 6pm Monday 15th July, Anyone who would like find out more about us, please do come along.




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Gardening at Saint John's Help received 



Many thanks to the volunteers who stepped forward with such enthusiasm! the garden at the side of the church now looks neat and tidy and the flower arrangers are grateful for the large selection of cutting material.

The grass at the back of the Priests House has also now been sorted.

Any other help most welcome. Please contact the following link This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Saint John's Mission Boxes

Mission boxes will be next emptied in October Please bring your box to mass.

A member of the mission box group will be at the back of church at each Mass to help if required



Groups & Activities


There's lots going on at St John the Baptist's church. Please click here for the Groups & Activities page.



In the Parish Hall every Wednesday 1.30 to3pm
Dance, chat or come along for lively music
Entrance £1 this includes tea and biscuits
for further information call Eileen on 01282 422978


We meet on the first Thursday each month for Prayer and Praise, 7pm - 8:30pm.
Venue - 39, Brennand Street. All denominations are very welcome. Phone - Anthony, 701730.


Eucharistic Ministers' Rota


Click here for the latest Eucharitic Ministers' Rota




St John The Baptist Primary School


Church History:

 History of the Building and Former Parish Priests (more will be added in due course)


Links to our sister churches:

  Christ the King

  St Mary of the Assumption



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