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.


What can I bring Him, poor as I am? Christmas is not just for children! It’s for us all. Christmas is about our salvation made manifest in the birth of Jesus. He came to bring light into a darkened world, to bring hope to those who have none, to bring peace to those...

10th February 2019

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I can’t do this…

Isaiah, Paul and Peter were all chosen by God; they all regret their weaknesses because they felt they caused them to be too sinful to fulfil God’s mission.  God makes up for what is lacking.  Isaiah asks how can he, a man with unclean lips living among people of...

When I was a child…

What does being mature and not a child, have to do with love being patient and kind, with love not being jealous, rude or self-serving?  A child needs to learn to be patient and kind, not to be jealous, and so on.  Some, sadly, never learn these lessons and...

Newsletter 3 February 2019

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Newsletter 27th January 2019

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I have called you by your name…

Baptism is God’s call to us.  He calls us by name and loves us. A danger in modern society is depersonalisation.  To Him, each of us, is His beloved and unique child, a unique reflection of His own image and likeness.  We are all created to have a particular role in...

Water to Wine to Blood…

Three mysteries mark the Epiphany.  We have already celebrated two of them: the Magi’s visit and Jesus’ Baptism. Today we celebrate the third - the water being changed into wine at Cana.  When told there was no wine Jesus says; what’s that got to do with me...

Parish Newsletter 19th January 2019

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Parish Newsletter 13.1.19

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You are my beloved son… you are my beloved daughter…

The Baptismal font has been called the ‘Womb of the Church.’  Each person who enters the church, who is born into the church, who is born into new life, does so through the maternal gate of the font.  It is wondrous to contemplate the words of God the Father we hear...


Mass at Kirkby Lonsdale @ St Joseph's Church
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Intention: Thanksgiving

Mass at Caton @ Our Lady Immaculate
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Intention: Parish

Greek Evening @ Melling Institute
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Meal ( with veggie option ) &  Entertainment. Tickets  £15  will be on sale after Saturday/ Sunday Masses in all three Churches (Or Phone 051242  21155)  Booking is essential  for catering purposes and numbers are restricted.

Proceeds to Lune Valley Refugee Sponsorship