Welcome to the Catholic Parish of Our Lady and St. Joseph’s in Heywood.     

Our parish is large and varied, approximately 20 miles in circumference, from the M66 in the west to the outskirts of Rochdale in the east, from the M62 in the south including the beautiful countryside of Birtle in the north.
Our parish life is every bit as varied as our town with times of prayer and to meet together, parish groups involved in outreach and service of the poor at home and abroad, three great schools, and much much more.  Do come and see; you will be very welcome!

May God bless you and all your loved ones!

On 2nd February 2018 the final mass took place in Our Lady and St. Paul’s church and it was closed. It has subsequently been demolished.

Sunday Mass
St. Joseph’s:  6pm (Sat) & 9am and 11am (Sun) plus, during Coronovirus restrictions 6pm (Sun)
Mass Saturday at 11am followed by Confessions 11.30-12noon
Confessions Monday 5.45pm – 6.15pm and any time by appointment.

Mass during the week, Monday-Friday, is USUALLY at 9am apart from Monday at 6.30pm and Friday at 10am  but it can change.


Your priests are Father Augustine Franklin and Father Anthony Bassey. They can be contacted at St. Joseph’s Presbytery, Mary St, Heywood, OL10 1EG Tel: 01706 369777. Fr Augustine’s email is augustine.franklin@dioceseofsalford.org.uk    Father Anthony’s email is Anthony.bassey@dioceseofsalford.org.uk