Welcome to the website of the Catholic Parish of St Columba and St Theresa, Chester

Our new website is available and content is being migrated.

General Mass times in each of our churches:

St. Theresa’s Church:
Saturday Evening: 5.00 p.m.
Sunday Morning: 9.30 a.m.
Weekday Mass: Fridays 10.00 a.m.

Confessions: after the 10.00 a.m. Mass on Fridays, until 12 noon. Or by appointment by calling the parish office.

St. Columba’s Church:
Saturday evening: 6.30 p.m.
Sunday Morning: 11.00.a.m.
Weekdays: Wednesday 10.30am

Confessions: after the 10.30 a.m. Mass on Wednesdays, until 12 noon. Or by appointment by calling the parish office.

Please check our Latest Newsletter for any variation in current arrangements, and for general information about the forthcoming weeks.

Live streaming for 7 Aug 2022 will be from St. Columba’s at 11.00am. Live streaming will continue on a Sunday morning from either St. Theresa’s at 9.30am or St. Columba’s at 11.00am and will be available later on our Facebook page.

A directory of streamed services has been set up by the Catholic Bishops Conference, where you can search on postcode, Diocese, Mass type and language (e.g. Polish, Italian, Latin, Sign, Portuguese, Malayalam). Live streaming for Diocese of Shrewsbury can be found here.

COVID GUIDANCE UPDATE

On 24th February, the government removed all remaining domestic COVID restrictions in England. However, there are still steps we can take as a community to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • Formal social distancing is no longer required in Church. However, we urge our parishioners to continue to be sensitive to the needs and concerns of others especially the most vulnerable. Papers are available in the porch with “Do not sit here” written on them, to be used by those who need social distancing.
  • The government is advising to continue wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces.
  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 Symptoms, and stay at home if positive.
  • Continue to sanitise your hands on entry to church.
  • Use the additional seating in the Iona Chapel if appropriate.
  • Bear with the doors being open to maintain ventilation.
  • Holy Water will be available in stoops

Many thanks for your forbearance in helping to ensure that everyone feels both welcomed and safe at Mass.

Pope Francis encourages the simple praying of the Rosary and also joining online Rosary initiatives to ask Our Lady to pray with us for deliverance from Covid-19 and has composed two prayers for this intention.