Leigh Deanery (formerly Leigh Pastoral Area) covers the town of Leigh and the smaller towns and villages surrounding it.

2011  The area was divided into two parishes, which were created on 8th September 2011:  the Parish of St Edmund Arrowsmith and the Parish of St Margaret Clitherow.

The Parish of St Edmund Arrowsmith was created out of the former parishes of St Joseph's, Sacred Heart, Our Lady of the Rosary and Twelve Apostles, Leigh.  The Parish of St Margaret Clitherow was created out of the former parishes of St Richard's (Atherton), Sacred Heart (Hindsford), St Ambrose Barlow (Astley), St Gabriel's (Higher Folds) and Holy Family (Boothstown).

2018 the Deanery was extended to also include St Lewis's, Croft, St Catherine's and All Saints, Golborne and Sacred Heart, Hindley Green.

2019, re-organisation of the Deanery resulted in the closure of the churches of Our Lady's, Leigh and Twelve Apostles, Leigh. The Deanery was then split in to 4 Parishes comprising Parish of St Edmund Arrowsmith, covering the Leigh area; Parish of St Margaret Clitherow, covering Astley and Boothstown area; Parish of St John Rigby, created from the churches of St Richard's Atherton and Sacred Heart, Hindley Green and churches to the south of Leigh of St Lewis's, Croft, St Catherine's and All Saints, Golborne and Sacred Heart, Hindley Green.

New mass times were scheduled to ensure it was possible for 3 priests to cover all churches ion case of sickness or absence. These can be seen below.

The Deanery is served by a team of priests and deacons working together across the area.

We are lucky to have a Secondary School and eight primary schools in our deanery. Deanery Schools

 

Parish of St Edmund Arrowsmith

(Covering the Churches of St Joseph's Leigh & Sacred Heart, Leigh)

Fr Kieran O'Grady

Residence:  Sacred Heart Parish House, Walmesley Road, Leigh WN7 1YE

Tel:  01942 673517 or 731679

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Deacon: Rev Dennis Vint

St Joseph's Centre

Mather Lane, Leigh WN7 2PR

Tel:  01942 673517

 

Parish of St Margaret Clitherow

(Covering the Churches of Holy Family, Boothstown & St Ambrose Barlow, Astley)

Fr Paul Grady

Residence:  Holy Family Presbytery, 208 Chaddock Lane, Boothstown, Worsley, Manchester M28 1DN

Tel:  0161 790 2390

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Deacon: Rev Robert Hewertson (based at St Ambrose Barlow, Astley)

 

Parishes of St Lewis's, Croft & St Catherine's and All Saints

(Covering the Churches of St Lewis's, Croft & St Catherine's & All Saints, Golborne)

Fr Gordon Abbs

Residence:

Tel: 01942 273851

Deacon: Rev Derek Morris


Parish of St John Rigby

(Covering the Churches of Sacred Heart, Hindley Green & St Richard's, Atherton)

Fr Paul Seddon

Residence:  St Richard's Parish House, Mayfield Street, Atherton, Manchester M46 0AQ

Tel:  01942 883395

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Deacon: Rev Ken Holding

Tel: 01942 866102

 

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

 

  Saturday Evening Sunday
Morning
St Catherine / All Saints
5.00 pm 10.00 am
St Lewis ~

8.30 am

Sacred Heart, Hindley Green
5.00 pm ~
St Richard
6.30 pm

9.30 am

St Joseph
4.30pm

9.30 am

Sacred Heart, Leigh
~ 11.00 am
St Ambrose
6.00pm 11.00am
Holy Family ~

9.30am