Welcome to St Mary’s Parish

Fr John Cairns RIP

    • It is with great sadness that we have to report that Father John Cairns, for so long our parish priest, died peacefully at home in Derry on 16th August surrounded by his family.
      Fr John’s Requiem Mass was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Derry at 12 noon Thursday 19th August
      Masses at both of our churches will be offered this week for Fr John. Please see bulletin for details
      Please pass this information on to anyone you think may wish to attend.


    • To prepare for the COP26 meeting in November Pope Francis, who will be there, is asking all parishes worldwide to make their community sustainable in the spirit of the integral ecology set out in Laudato Si. Our Bishop has launched a campaign to respond to this call. CLICK HERE to find our more about our own parish plan for this vital matter.
      The booking systems will be abolished. The capacity will not be limited, although there should be enough room for people to have space around them.
      The one-way systems will be abolished. But please take care when moving round church.
      People should check in with the QR code if possible. Otherwise you may check in with your name and contact number at the back of church.
      Although face coverings are no longer compulsory, we request that people continue to use them, unless exempt, considering the rise in cases.
      These measures will be kept under review as things progress.

      • 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 4th 1830 MB, Sun 5th 0930 NM, 1200 MB
  • Tue 7th 0900 MB, Thu 9th 1030 NM, Fri 10th 10:00 MB
  • Sat 11th 1830 MB, Sun 12th 0930 NM, 1200 MB
  • Tue 14th 1030 NM, Wed 15th 1000 MB, Thu 16th 1030 NM, Fri 17th 10:00 MB
  • Sat 18th 1830 MB, Sun 19th 0930 NM, 1200 MB
  • Both parish halls now open for after mass tea!
  • 24/7 on line mass world wide CLICK HERE
  • Information and resources for our time
  • CLICK HERE COP26 action plan for environment
  • CLICK HERE our coronavirus pages
  • CLICK HERE links to support groups
  • CLICK HERE for Fr Daniel’s latest letter.