Welcome to the Parish of

St Mary of the Assumption

Burnley

 

 

Address: St Mary's Presbytery, 3 Todmorden Rd, Burnley, BB10 4AU

Tel no. 01282 422 007

Church entrance on Yorkshire Street, just around the corner from Todmorden Road.

 

Parish Safeguarding Representative: Mrs Venita Edmondson,

Phone 07711 66 9990


 

Introduction

The present church building dates back to 1849 but its history dates back far beyond, to the days when the Catholic Church was persecuted in England, to secret masses at Towneley Hall and the time of  priest holes.

There eventually came a time towards the end of the 18th Century when Catholics were tolerated and in the early 19th Century a chapel was built at Burnley Wood, which became the direct predecessor of today's St Mary of the Assumption church.

During the 19th and into the 20th Centuries the parish grew and nowadays St Mary's is a lively and outgoing parish with lots going on - see our Parish Groups page.

 

Mass Times


Saturday Vigil 6:30pm
Sunday Mass10:00
For other Masses please see the Latest Newsletter


Confession:


Mon - Weds - Fri:  12:00 - 12:30
Saturday Morning: 10:00 - 11:30am

 

How to Find Us:

St Mary of the Assumtion, Burnley.

Entrance on Yorkshire Street, just around the corner from Todmorden Road.

 

 

Take a virtual tour of St Mary's church by clicking below.

 

(With thanks to St Mary's Gem Church website)

 

A Walk Around St Mary's (opens in separate page)

 

Church History in Outline, including  former Parish Priests (opens in separate page)

 

A Short History of St Mary's, Burnley -

a comprehensive booklet by Margaret Durkin, BA, to mark the church's first centenery in 1949

(opens in separate page)

 

NEW! Added 26th Aug 2019 -

Silent Film of Canon Morrissey's Funeral, 1903

A Mitchell and Kenyon Film - when the page opens, click on the "Watch for Free" button - fascinating!

 

Parish War Dead (opens in separate page)

 

Links to our sister Churches in the Burnley Catholic Community:

 

  Christ the King

 

  St John the Baptist