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“Even our soul itself becomes more beautiful when beauty meets us, takes hold of us, and fires us with enthusiasm.” From Aesthetics

Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889-1977)

Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

Guardian Angel Prayer

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Hail Mary

All Biblical

Welcome to the Parish of St Patrick's

As we begin to move out of the restrictions that have been imposed upon us over these last months, let us all be mindful of others when we come to church and attend Holy Mass.

  • The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended
  • Face Coverings no longer mandatory but a mask would be a good idea in indoor settings.
  • Numbers increase to 55 / Good ventilation remains important.
  • Managing Church continue to book online via the web for Saturday and Sunday.
  • Symptoms Here is the current ranking of COVID symptoms according to the ZOE study:
  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell
  • Fever
  • Persistent cough

    REMEMBER if your health is not good and you are vulnerable, if you have any of the above symptoms you should stay at home.

    September 2, 2021 Professor Tim Spector, lead scientist on the ZOE COVID Study app, comments on the latest data: “The UK has enjoyed a restriction-free summer unlike most of Europe and even though a large majority of UK adults are now vaccinated, the rise in cases, as well as hospitalisations and deaths is one of the highest in Europe. This is evidence that without at least some restrictions COVID will continue to spread. Fully vaccinated people are getting COVID, but not only are they often unable to spot the signs of infection due to the government’s outdated list of symptoms, we’ve seen evidence that the protection provided by vaccines is wearing off. To help stop the spread, it’s still important for more of us to act responsibly by wearing masks in public, particularly in crowded places, washing our hands regularly, and trying to distance ourselves from others where possible. The sharp increase in cases in Scotland following their return to school in August is a real concern, especially as children in England and Wales are now heading back. It’s likely that England and Wales will follow suit, helped by superspreader festival events, making it ever more likely that the summer wave will continue into the autumn. The question is - how high do numbers of cases and hospitalisations have to get before we recognise that COVID-19 remains a real threat?” According to ZOE COVID Study incidence figures, there are currently 57,158 new daily symptomatic cases of COVID in the UK on average, based on PCR and LFT test data from up to five days ago [*]. This is up 10% from 51,961 new daily cases last week. To find out more visit

    Thank you for your continuing patience and support.
  • Hands – Face – Space – Ventilate

    I would like to express my gratitude to those who have faithfully and routinely assisted with the stewarding and cleaning of our church; Thank you for your continuing patience and support. .

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    “Every day is like Sunday.”

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    The history of St Patrick's

    Originally a small hamlet, Sowerby Bridge in Saxon times, had a little church called St Peters (at the top of the hill), which was, of course, before the Reformation, Roman Catholic. Just before this, in 1526, during the reign of Henry VIII, a new church was built on the banks of the River Calder, but ten years later, when Henry split from Rome, this church became Anglican.

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    Many thanks to everyone who is so generously continuing to give much needed support to the Parish at the moment. Thank you for choosing to make a donation. Please click on our Parish button below.

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