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The call to live our faith during the challenge presented by Corona Virus

Catholic Bishops of England & Wales' Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

After thought and prayer, and in the light of health care recommendations, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England & Wales have asked that we suspend all public worship in our Churches with immediate effect.

The Bishops wish to reassure the faithful that in the light of this decision the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is suspended for this time. The Letter is available below:

info PDF Public letter from the presidency CBCEW

In line with & UK Government Measures the Bishops of England & Wales have now stated that our Churches must remain closed. During this time we are encouraged to make an ‘Act of Spiritual Communion’, the order of which is below:

info PDF When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly

Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales Website: 
Go to the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales’ Front Page for information, videos, meditations and prayers for this time.

Messages from Pope Francis & Bishop Mark

Pope Francis has also prepared two prayers to add to the end of the Rosary for use during this time of pandemic.

info PDF Prayers of Pope Francis to follow the Rosary

Pope Francis’ Meditation in this time of ‘Lockdown’.

info PDF Pope Francis’ Meditation in this time of ‘Lockdown’.

Our Diocesan Liturgy Commission have prepared a Prayer Resource Sheet for the month of June, and this can be viewed on the link below.

info PDF Prayer Resource for the Month of June

Father Louis has asked to share the ‘Encouragement Bulletin for June 2020 from the ‘Host Apostolate’ in County Durham, whom he knows. This can be viewed below

info PDF Encouragement June 2020

Father Louis and Deacon Tony have prepared two Online Holy Hours, which can be accessed by clicking the links below:

St Mary’s Holy Hour

St Saviour’s Holy Hour Video 

Each Week we will add the Readings of the Sunday and a Weekly Update to help you keep in touch.

info PDF This Sunday's Readings - 7 June 2020

info PDF Ellesmere Port & Hooton Churches Update Bulletin 7 June 2020

Each Week the Prayers of Intercession can be accessed through the link below:

info PDF Prayers of Intercession for Trinity Sunday

Masses can be viewed online, these are some links to help:

Diocese of Shrewsbury:
Walsingham National RC Shrine of Our Lady:
Catholic Television Channel:



Welcome to our Local Pastoral Area (LPA) Website. The Pastoral area for Hooton & Ellesmere Port is served by a group of Clergy who support each other in ministry to the Parishes of the area. The Clergy are Revv. Louis Maggiore, Anthony (Tony) Hunt, Niall Mullaley and Paul Sutton

We are the Churches of:-
St Saviour’s Church, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, St Mary of the Angel’s, Hooton, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Ellesmere Port and St Bernard of Clairvaux, Ellesmere Port.

Diocese of Shrewsbury

Diocese of Shrewsbury

Our Parishes are part of the R.C. Diocese of Shrewsbury -

The Diocese serves the population of New Cheshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin with parts of Derbyshire, Halton, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Warrington. Registered Charity no: 234025.

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Our Churches support the work of CAFOD, the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, and also seek to promote the use of Fairly Traded Goods - click on the Symbols to enter the CAFOD and Fairtrade Web Sites