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

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.

We know as of last week all public acts of worship where 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, and indeed every day.

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 congregation. 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.

This Holy Week…

            …Holy Saturday will be our time of expectancy and patient waiting!


Today’s Mass Intention: Anna Dobras and Family
Apr 6 all-day
Today’s Mass Intention: Malcolm Bradshaw RIP
Apr 7 all-day
Mass from Hornby
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Join us for Mass from St Mary’s Church, Hornby on Zoom.

Join in the responses, see your friends and participate in the Mass in real time.

Fr Darren will be celebrating Mass at 9:00 am.  You are invited to join the Zoom meting space early, so that we can get everyone sitting comfortably before we begin.

All you have to do is click here  then follow the instructions on your screen. There is no need to download the Zoom app unless you want to, or you’re using Safari which it seems not to like much. You can click on the bit that says “If nothing prompts from browser, click here to launch the meeting”

If it asks you for meeting ID (it shouldn’t) or password, they’re here:

Meeting ID: 655 211 997

Password: 004298

Make sure you select the Computer or Internet  audio options so you can hear what’s going on.

I’ll be there at 8:30 am to talk you through any problems you may have, but you’ll find it fairly simple. iPads aren’t as easy as laptops, but get there early and we’ll get you in.





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.