St Peter's

The three questions St Ignatius asks the retreatant going through his Spiritual Exercises are a useful guide for any parish. To paraphrase:What has the parish done for Christ? What is it doing for Christ? What will it do for Christ?Here at St Peter’s Parish in Stonyhurst, we could spend all our time answering just the first question, since the history of provision of Mass and the sacraments goes back a very long way. Individual Jesuits were caring for Catholic souls here in the Ribble...
Pope Francis has presided over a Mass that included a wedding ceremony for 20 couples from the Diocese of Rome. The celebration in St Peter’s Basilica comes three weeks before the start of the Synod on the Family and is the first wedding that Francis has performed since being elected pope 18 months ago.The last time that a pope presided over such a ceremony was in 2000, when it was performed by Pope St John Paul II. At the ceremony on 14 September, Pope Francis took each couple through...
St Peter’s Stonyhurst is a small but active parish, which shares its church building with the students and staff of Stonyhurst College and the prep school St Mary’s Hall. The parish and the college are both in the Diocese of Salford. The village has the oldest Catholic Guild in England and the Feast of St Peter is celebrated every year with an annual walk to the church, accompanied by a banner and a silver band.    Parish Priest: Fr Peter Griffiths SJTel/Fax: 01254 826268Mass...