Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley

Hornby, Caton and Kirkby Lonsdale

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The Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley

Welcome to the Catholic Parishes of St Mary, Hornby and St Joseph, Kirkby Lonsdale


If you are isolating or shielding, you can still join us for Mass on a Saturday evening via Zoom. We will be delighted to see you. Simply click on the large blue button below any time after 5:30 and you’ll be able to join us.

Click here to join us for Mass, prayers or reflections

Please check the newsletter and calendar of events for the latest information.

A group of parishioners meets on Zoom to pray the Holy Rosary every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. You are warmly invited to join us, (click on the blue button above) either to participate or simply to listen. Please try to join the Zoom meeting at 5:50 pm.



A group of people in Caton and Brookhouse is working together to support people fleeing from the war in Ukraine. You can find out more from their Facebook page:

Many local people are volunteering to be hosts and, on Saturday 30th April, there will be an opportunity to meet other hosts, donate items that may be useful to host families or their guests, and find out more about the project from Anna and Maciek Dobra, the couple who set up the group.  They will be opening up the new Support Hub for Ukraine in the Brookhouse Methodist Church building on Brookhouse Road.

If you have things to donate, this is the link to the page where people are requesting and offering things.

The Word was made flesh…

Jesus dwells not just among us, but within us!  He does so in many ways and with many degrees of intensity.  The greatest and the most intense way...

St Mary’s Catholic Church, Hornby

St Mary’s Catholic Church in Hornby is the home of our Parish Priest, Father Michael Docherty. It’s the oldest, but smallest, of our three churches.

Mass Times

Sunday: 11:00 am

Please Check the Calendar or Newsletter for weekday Mass times. 

(Usually Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:15 am.)

St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Kirkby Lonsdale

St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kirkby Lonsdale is tucked away in Back Lane, behind the Market Square. It’s well worth the search!

Mass Times

Sunday: 9:00 am

Please Check the Calendar or Newsletter for weekday Mass times. 

(Usually Thursday 6:30 pm.)

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Church, Caton

Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Church in Caton is a chapel of ease for the Hornby parish. It’s sometimes called the Railway Church, not just because it’s in Station Road.

Mass Times

Saturday (Vigil) 6:00 pm

Please Check the Calendar or Newsletter for weekday Mass times.

(Usually Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm.)

Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley

The Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley are situated in the lovely countryside of the Diocese of Lancaster. We welcome you to our website and hope to see you at Mass and other devotions in Hornby, Caton and Kirkby Lonsdale.

Weekday mass times are subject to change – please see the latest newsletter. It has up-to-date information about our services and you can find out what’s going on in our busy parishes this week.

Please visit the individual pages of the three churches for information about special devotions: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, morning prayer and ecumenical prayers.