God’s love is oceanic. He wills salvation for his people. “He made us for himself and our hearts are restless until they rest in him.” God’s wilful eagerness to communicate his glory, loving kindness and mercy to his people is manifest in the gift of Ladyewell Shrine in Fernyhalgh, Preston, Lancashire. Ladyewell is indeed a gift of God’s mystery to humanity.

Ladyewell is a shrine of our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Martyrs of Lancashire adorned with historical facts dating from 11th century. It has been a locus of contact between God and his people around the globe. It is a historical centre of pilgrimage that draws many pilgrims from various places, especially within the UK, in season and out of season.

It is by divine providence that we, the priests of the Holy Family Fathers and Brothers of the Youth from Nigeria, West Africa are here as instruments of God’s grace to humbly direct the affairs of this Holy Centre of Pilgrimage in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster. Ladyewell is attached to St. Mary’s RC Church, Fernyhalgh, the parish where we work as Pastors of souls.

We marvel and are heartened  at the zealous faith and spiritual disposition shown by the faithful as they come in numbers to worship our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and to give honour to the ever Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. May their faithful adoration of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and their devotion to the ever Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, be acceptable to God the Almighty Father. Amen.

If you have not experienced these soul-refreshing and spiritual activities of Ladyewell Shrine, now is your time. Come one, come all.

Remain Blessed.

Fr. Ernest E. Attah (HFFBY) & Fr. Mario-Benedict U. Ashuikeka (HFFBY)


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

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