Mass Times

St. John's
Saturday 6.00pm
Sunday  11.00am
In the week 9.30am
St. Martin's
Sunday  9.30am
Wednesday 9.30am


Parish Newsletter 

Pope's Intention

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for December:

For the elderly: that, sustained by their families and Christian communities, they may share their wisdom and experience in spreading the faith and helping to form new generations.   


Pages of Interest

Medieval Vestment



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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‚ÄčAdvent is a special season to remind ourselves of God's Promise tour. Make use of daily Mass, reading the Advent scriptures and praying the Sunday readings.

Pray For A New Bishop

Bishop Michael has written
“Mindful that the time for my own retirement will be approaching, please join me in praying for a new Bishop for this Diocese. Let us ask God our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit to guide Pope Francis as he discerns who will serve as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Lancaster.”

Almighty God,
Eternal shepherd and guide.
In your love for us,
grant to the Catholic Diocese of Lancaster
a shepherd who will lead us to be Christ’s heart of mercy,
voice of hope, and hands of justice.
Help him to fill our minds and hearts with the truth of the Gospel,
the power of the sacraments,
and the desire to build up your Holy Church.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Advance Notice of Christmas Services

Sunday Mass as usual

Christmas Eve Vigil at 6.00pm

Midnight Was starts at 11.30pm

Dawn Mas (at St Martin's) at 9.30am

Daytime Mass at 11.00am


Aid to the Church in Need has encouraged us to highlight the persecution of people of Faith.

Thanks to the group who came along to pray to mark this event recently (Wednesday, 22 November 2017). The Church was floodlight St John’s in red and the the only local building witnessing to this concern.

Preparation For First Forgiveness and First Holy Communion
If you have a child in Year 3 or above and you think they are mature enough to prepare to celebrate these sacraments over the year please speak to them about this as we will be asking for details of those families interested soon. 

Meeting: Finance and Building Committee

A meeting of the Committee took place on Thursday, 30 November 2017 at 7.00pm in the Church Hall.

Updated: Sunday, 10 December 2017 at 1324hrs