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

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Welcome to the catholic parishes of St Mary, Hornby and St Joseph, Kirkby Lonsdale. We are delighted to welcome Fr Michael Docherty as our new Parish Priest.  Please note the new schedule of Masses in the parishes:

Saturday vigil Caton 6:00 pm
Sunday Kirkby Lonsdale 9:00 am
Sunday Caton and Zoom 11:00 am
Monday Hornby and Zoom
Public Holidays
8:00 am
10:00 am
Tuesday Caton 6:00 pm
Wednesday Hornby and Zoom 8:00 am
Thursday Kirkby Lonsdale 6:30 pm
Friday Hornby and Zoom 8:00 am
Saturday Kirkby Lonsdale 12:00 am

The Sunday Mass at Hornby has now been moved to Caton, as Autumn begins and celebrating in the garden at Hornby becomes impracticable, because of the weather. . We will continue to offer Mass via Zoom from Hornby, and hope to begin offering Mass via Zoom from Caton very soon. You can join in this Mass by clicking the blue ‘join the service’ button. The parish host will be available 30 minutes before the Sunday Mass, and 15 minutes before the weekday Masses, to welcome you and give you access.

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

Newsletter 20th September

Read about our virtual Harvest supper, praying the Holy Rosary, Missio Boxes, a virtual retreat at Boarbank, and the impact of the new Covid 19 restrictions locally. Print a copy for your friends an neighbours who can’t get to church or access the internet.

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Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise…

… Thou mine Inheritance, now and always!

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

Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00 am

Please Check the Calendar or Newsletter for weekday Mass times. We are not celebrating Mass on Sundays due to Covid restrictions

(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 Thursday 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
Sunday 11:00 am

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.