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

Welcome to Our Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley

We extend a warm welcome to all who seek to worship God and receive His mercy. Whether you’re visiting from another parish, thinking about coming back to the Church, or simply curious about our faith, we look forward to seeing you soon. May God bless you until then.

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.

St John invites us…

St John called out to all who long for the Messiah: Prepare the way of the Lord.  Today he calls us because we too experience the desperation and darkness of a world that rejects God, but we know the joy and light that can be found in Jesus.  St John commands we...

First Holy Communion

 Please note that those children who are in Year 3 or above at school (7 – 8 year olds) can be prepared to make their First Holy Communion and First Confession this coming year. The preparation sessions are Saturdays 9.30am – 12noon in St Joseph’s Room,...


 If you would like to contribute to making the churches beautiful this Christmas then you can do so in Caton by bringing plants; they can be left in the church no later than Saturday 22 December. In Kirkby Lonsdale there will be a retiring collection in order to...

Newsletter 9 Dec 18


Red Boxes

It is time to have your red box emptied. Please bring them to church. Kirkby Lonsdale give them to Fr Luiz, in Hornby to John Hopkinson or Helena Derbyshire, and in Caton to Christine Griffiths. Many thanks for your continued support. If there are any queries please...

Volunteers Needed

Would you be interested in volunteering to help with serving tea and cakes at Gresgarth Hall (2nd Sunday in the month during the summer) or helping at the annual Garden Party (first Saturday in July)? Both these activities are essential to keep the parish financially...


Pope Francis said on Saturday at an international meeting of choirs that Liturgical and sacred music can be a powerful instrument of evangelisation, because it gives people a glimpse of the beauty of heaven: “Your music and your song are a true instrument of...

Your Liberation is at Hand!

Be sure: your liberation… The days of Advent are some of the darkest of the year:  days of the least sunlight.  Yet Advent is the season of hope because it reminds us that the dark days will indeed come to an end, and the light of Christ will triumph.  Hatred, racism,...

Parish Newsletter 25th November

Newsletter 26th November


If you would like to mark the days of Advent with a short prayer, a kind of ‘spiritual Advent Calendar’, then please take a free copy of the booklet from the back of church. The publication contains a short reflection from Pope Francis for each day with a suggested...


Mass at Caton @ Our Lady Immaculate
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Intention: William and Margaret Tresize

Mass at Kirkby Lonsdale @ St Joseph's Church
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Intention: Cath Galbraith

Mass at Hornby @ St Mary's Church
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am

Intention: Mike Cain