Welcome to St Mary’s Parish


  • CHURCH IS OPEN FOR MASS:Our churches are in Coronavirus Tier 4: Attending a place of worship for private prayer or for communal worship is one of the specific purposes for which you are permitted to leave your home, but you cannot interact with anyone outside your household or support bubble.
    See gov.uk/coronavirus Source: HM Government.
  • BBC Sounds: Hugh Bonneville reads John Barton’s ‘Story of the Bible’. The link to access is: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/m000qlrx
    Churches Together Service You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Time: 4.00pm Sunday 24th January 2021. For the details of how to access this, please contact the presbytery.
    Please pray for the repose of the souls of Kevin Gover and Mark Whelan. We also pray for Jani Abbs-Brown who is ill. May the Lord support their families and friends at this time.
    LENT COURSE 2021 Please see newsletter for deatails and return the enquiry form asap!
  • GETTING TO KNOW PARISHONERS:In the present circumstances it is an unusual time to have moved into a parish. Presumably under normal circumstances we would have hadsomesort of informal gathering (with buffet, of course!) I am conscious that although I have met many of you in my time ‘covering’ the churches, it is not the same as being ‘parochial administrator’. If anybody would like a visit, or would like to visit here for a chat, (these things dependingon whatever restrictions are in place), do give me a call. Similarly, if anybody would like a talk over the telephone, that would be fine, although please don’t be offended if I have to defer it to another time! Also, many thanks for various cards and notes of welcome received.
    We are a Catholic Community, spread over a wide area of the Goyt Valley at the gates of the picturesque Peak District, attached to the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham. There are two Churches in our combined community, with one Parish Priest covering both.

    In normal times everyone is welcome to join us at any of our Services, or events, in New Mills or Marple Bridge.
    This site contains a short description of most of our combined efforts to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the 21st Century.

    For updates on our response to the coronavirus pandemic CLICK HERE

    Our Churches

    St Mary’s Church

    1 Hollins Lane, Marple Bridge,

    How to find us



    The Church of the Annunciation

    St. Mary’s Road, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire

    How to find us


  • Sat 18:30 MB, Sun 09:30 NM Thu 10:30 NM
  • 2nd Collection: sick & retired priests
  • Churches together January 24th see newsletter
  • Lent course 2021 see newsletter
  • St Peter’s Hazel Grove CLICK HERE
  • 24/7 on line mass world wide CLICK HERE
  • Information and resources for our time
  • CLICK HERE for our coronavirus pages
  • CLICK HERE for links to support groups