Society of Mary Forward in Faith

12. June, 2016Ladyewell News, UncategorizedComments Off

Each year, the Society of Mary Forward in Faith goes on pilgrimage to Ladyewell Shrine.The group is blessed to have their bishop lead this year’s pilgrimage. Providentially, it is the memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary! What a joy to celebrate this day with the Society of Mary Forward in Faith. It was all blessing and joy for all as well as the priest Directors of Ladyewell Shrine who blessed the pilgrims at their request with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The group is glad to receive from the Bishop of R.C Diocese of Lancaster through the priest directors, a certificate of their pilgrimage

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5. October, 2015Church News, UncategorizedComments Off

The Church is one Body of Christ with many branches. She speaks the language of her Master, Christ – Love. This Language, she speaks in diversified languages of worship. It is in this light that one can talk of different rites in the Church’s expression of this language of worship to the Most Blessed Trinity. In the Latin or Western Church, public worship otherwise known as Liturgy is celebrated in some rites accepted by the Church so long as it does not go against the essence of the Church’s Doctrine and Tradition. Thus, in the celebration of the Eucharist, the Church has such rites like: Coptic Rite, Ethiopic Rite, Maronite and Syrian Rites, Armenian Rite, Chaldean Rite and Malabar Rite. The RC Diocese of Lancaster on 3rd October, 2015 was blessed to inaugurate the Syro-Malabar Catholic worship in one its old parishes – St. Ignatius, Preston. This is a landmark achievement as it is first of its kind in the UK in that it is its first canonical establishment in the history of the Catholic Church in the UK.  Receiving the the Decree of the Inauguration, His Beatitude, Mar George Cardinal Alancherry said: “My dear people of the Syro-Malabar Catholic rite, May I thank Bishop Michael Jean Campbell, OSA, for this great act of Christian Charity. This Inauguration is to be received and seen as an act of mercy in this Jubilee Year of Mercy; and should bring about great mutual relationship between the Catholic Church in England and the Indian Syro-Malabar Catholic Community.” His point of climax was his reflection on the Church as Communion. Therefore, he urged the Syro-Malabar Catholic Community to truly understand that both Latin Rite and Syro-Malabar Rite are one. As such, the communion model of the Church is to be appreciated, lived and promoted. The Parish Church is to be used for worship by both Latin and Syro-Malabar Rites.  In his homily, the Cardinal quoting Pope Francis said, “the greatest expression of joy is to be found in celebration of the Eucharist.” Thanking the Bishop of RC Diocese of Lancaster, he encouraged all to imbibe the good spirit of generosity and loving mercy manifested by the Bishop. To conclude, His Beatitude, Mar George Cardinal Alancherry acclaimed: “Let us stay together! Let us pray together! Let us worship God together!

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Bishop’s Blog – Featuring St. Mary’s and Ladyewell

30. March, 2014Church News, Ladyewell News, UncategorizedComments Off

Please visit the Bishop’s Blog at http://bishopcampbellsblog.wordpress.com to read his report following his visitation to the parish on 23 March.

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Preparing for the pilgrims

21. February, 2014Ladyewell News, UncategorizedComments Off

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Preparations underway at Ladyewell House


The main ‘Pilgrimage Season’ will shortly commence at Ladyewell as the Spring fast approaches with the lengthening days and the promise of improved weather.  Work is underway at Ladyewell to prepare for another busy year and we look forward to bringing you details of what will be taking place on the website.


Tuesday to Saturday
10am - 5pm

House closed. Grounds and prayer room open.
Wed, Thu Fri & Sat
10am to 3.30pm

House closed. Grounds and prayer room open.
Sunday Masses at St. Mary’s – 10am and 3pmFriday and Saturday Masses at Ladyewell - 12noon
How to Book Your Visit

If you are wishing to book a visit, please use the link below.