Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley

Hornby, Caton and Kirkby Lonsdale

Giving Thanks for God's Creation

Celebrating Mass

Welcoming All Who Seek His Mercy


He is Risen, Alleluia!

Join us as we celebrate this holy season. All our Masses, and a weekly Rosary, are being made available live via Zoom. You can pariticipate, in real time, with parishioners in their homes, as Fr Darren Carden celebrates the Mass at Hornby church. Click the button, then follow the on-screen instructions. There’s no need to download the Zoom app, you can join from your internet browser, unless you use Safari, which it seems not to like.

Click Here to join the Mass

We will have a nominated person saying the Mass responses, so you can join in from home, but we’ll not be able to hear you.

Click here to join in with the Rosary Prayers on Tuesdays at 6.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Meantime, have a happy and blessed Easter.

Welcome to Our Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley

Join us in Prayer during these difficult times

As we are all aware, we face difficult times both as a society and a church. Many things that we took for granted are no longer possible at this time. Many of our priests are over 70 and due to Covid-19 they are self-isolating. This means that there are fewer priests available to offer support at this time.

To protect as far as possible the few priests that are available, priests that were sharing houses have been asked to live in separate houses. To accommodate this Fr Darren Carden has moved from St Joseph’s Lancaster to reside at St Mary’s Hornby; he arrived on Sunday 16th March.

All public acts of worship are suspended until further notice. However, the celebration of Mass, Sunday by Sunday and day by day, will take place without a public congregation. Knowing that the Mass is being celebrated; joining in spiritually in that celebration; watching the live-streaming of the Mass; following its prayers at home; making an act of spiritual communion: this is how we share in the Sacrifice of Christ in these days. These are the ways in which we will sanctify Sunday. Indeed, every day. In this parish, we have now set up a videoconferencing facility so that you can participate in the daily masses. See the Calendar for details, or

Click here to join a service.

Join the daily rhythm of prayer in the parish

To help us to achieve this in our own parishes Fr Darren will be celebrating Mass each day at 9 am at St Mary’s Hornby without a physical congregation, but you are warmly invited to join in via Zoom videoconferencing. To further help us to be united in prayer at this time, he will also have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 am till 9:00 am and he will also pray the Rosary each evening at 6:00 pm.

Please see the Weekly Blog below, and the calendar, for updates of prayer intentions and other news.

Prayer is not barren…

           … prayer is always fruitful!

St Mary’s Catholic Church, Hornby

St Mary’s Catholic Church in Hornby is the home of our Parish Priest, Canon Luiz Ruscillo. 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, Thursday and Friday 8:00 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 Wednesday 6:30 pm Saturday 12:00 noon)

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.