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St John's is the Roman Catholic parish in the picturesque market town of Poulton-le-Fylde. The parish has served the local Catholic population since 1813, and the present Church was built in 1912.

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A Happy & Holy Easter!

Well, what a year this has been! Perhaps, as the world opens up again, and we greet each other in a new way, we will appreciate the promises Jesus makes to us at his Resurrection!

Let’s pray, not to return to normal life – there was a lot about that ‘normality’ which was not good. Let us make use of this Easter to pray that we may move forward to a new world full of what we have learned about God’s love for us and how we have to love one another in new ways.

Thanks to all those who have remained part of our parish community in so many ways. Also thanks to those who have made our Easter Services, which had beendrastically ‘pruned’ by COVID guidelines, so alive, special and full of Easter promise! Some things to remember for the future!

We must not forget this year – but we must, also, remember the joy we hope to have is small things like: meeting people, eating together, a glass of beer!, singing together, hugs, sharing faith.... Could we even imagine going on holiday? Actually, we will see many of these things in the Easter Gospels as Jesus greets his friends in the weeks ahead.

Fr Peter and Deacon Bill


Messages From Fr Peter

Mass during the week:


Tuesday: 9.30am St John’s

Wednesday: 9.30am St Martin’s

Thursday: 9.30am St John’s

Friday: 9.30am at St John's

Saturday: 6.00pm Vigil Mass at St John’s


You can read the Virus Times by clicking on the date from the list below. Also included are some daily reflections. Please note, there will not be a Virus Times issued on a Monday. 

Virus Times: 6 April

Virus Times: 7 April

Virus Times: 8 April

Virus Times: 9 April

Virus Times: 10 April

Virus Times and Sunday Material

Local COVID19 Helplines

(Official message from our Parish Organisers)

Wyre Council has a dedicated helpline for COVID19 isolation support. If you are struggling to get essential items, or need help, please ring 01253 891000 and select OPTION 7 when prompted. Alternatively, if you have access to the internet, you can fill in the online request for help here:

We have a group of parish volunteers who are going to be working with the council to respond to requests. If anyone would like to offer help, please email Jenny at or telephone on 07568502749.

Parish WhatsApp Group: Emily Halliwell (as part of the above group) has set up a closed parish whatsapp account. I have finally been beaten into joining but am a bit of a WhatsApp virgin as yet! Emily says: “My number is 07969643648 if you want to be added just reply with your mobile number or text me."

There is also another local network being organised by the Methodist Church - called POULTONCAN. The helpline there is 01253 670800 between 8am and 10pm, 7 days a week.

Safeguarding: As always be aware of hoax callers. Do not give personal or finance details, or money to anyone – check with the people here or Fr Peter.

Updated: Saturday, 10 April 2021 at 1748hrs.