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

The Catholic Churches in the Lune Valley

Welcome to the Catholic Parishes of St Mary, Hornby and St Joseph, Kirkby Lonsdale


Mass During Lockdown

The guidance on the new lockdown has been published by the Government. According to what they have published, public worship can continue as long as we follow our guidelines and do not mingle both inside and outside the church.

The Government at present has said that it is a legitimate reason to leave your homes to come to Mass. However, if you are in the shielding category please follow guidance from the NHS and Masses will continue to be live-streamed regardless.

Full details can be found here: STAY AT HOME

The normal pattern of Mass for the next few weeks is as follows, but please check the calendar for full, up to date details.

Saturday Vigil 6:00 pm Our Lady Immaculate, Caton Zoomed
Sunday 9:00 am St Joseph’s, Kirkby Lonsdale  
Sunday 11:00 am Our Lady Immaculate, Caton Zoomed
Monday 9:30 am St Mary’s, Hornby Zoomed
Tuesday 6:00 pm Our Lady Immaculate, Caton Zoomed
Wednesday Private Mass Hornby  
Thursday 6:30 pm St Joseph’s, Kirkby Lonsdale  
Friday 9:30 am St Mary’s, Hornby Zoomed
You must register your attendance when you come in, use hand sanitiser, wear a face covering in Church, and keep at least 2 metres’ distance from anyone not in your household or “bubble”.

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

A group of parishioners meets on Zoom to pray the Holy Rosary every Wednesday at 6:00 pm. You are warmly invited to join us, either to participate or simply to listen. Please try to join the Zoom meeting at 5:50 pm.

Lent 2021

Ash Wednesday Message from Cardinal Vincent Nicholls

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Ash Wednesday Message from Bishop Paul

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Our Lady’s Catholic College Uganda Lent Appeal

Click here to download a leaflet with all our fun Easter gifts for sale to raise funds for our school in Uganda.

We behold the splendour of God…

…Shining on the face of Jesus.


Mass at Hornby & via Zoom
Feb 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Second Sunday in Lent

Intention: People of the Parish

Evangelium Live Online Course
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

from the Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis with Fr Marcus Holden (Course co-author and Southwark Episcopal Vicar)

A free online course providing a full panorama of the Catholic faith – covering the Catholic Creed, Sacraments & Worship, the Moral Life in Christ and the Life of Prayer & Devotion.

Join [via Zoom] from wherever you are around the diocese, the country, the world. You can join as a group or individually. A certificate of completion will given by the Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis.

Every Sunday 7pm-8pm from 11th October until Easter

St David, Bishop, Patron of Wales
Mar 1 all-day

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, Wednesday 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.