About Us

Our Lady of Lourdes, Carnforth, St Mary of the Angels, Bolton-le-Sands, and St Mary, Yealand are three linked parishes in the Diocese of Lancaster situated to the north of Lancaster in the northwest of England.

As Catholics we are Christians in Communion with the Pope, the successor of St Peter, and are fully committed to following the teachings of Christ as contained in the Scriptures and in the living Tradition of the Church, handed down to us from the Apostles. We seek to live out these teachings to commit ourselves to a life of prayer and charity and to share with others the Good News of God’s salvation. We come together as three parishes, served by the one Parish Priest, to worship Almighty God, to receive the Church’s Sacraments and to build up the community of God’s faithful people.

You are very welcome to join us for Mass, whatever your age, background or personal situation. You don’t even need to be a Catholic to attend our Masses or services along with us. Just come with an openness in your heart. The times of our Masses are on our latest parish newsletter.

If you’ve never joined us before to worship at Mass and you’re considering coming, here’s what you might expect…

Welcoming people – but ordinary people much like yourself. We do love it when someone comes to us for the first time. But, we don’t always recognize first-time visitors, so feel free to say to the parishioners or our parish priest “This is my first time here” and we’ll gently guide you!

  • A safe environment for children and young people. There’s a Children’s Liturgy for primary-aged at Bolton-le-Sands. All those who direct interaction with children and young people must have a valid DBS.
  • Practical teaching & preaching that connects the Scriptures and the teaching of the Church to our everyday life.
  • Plenty of opportunities to get involved. 
  • Everybody belongs here – we do everything for the glory of God and the spreading of His kingdom!





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