About Us

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The parish was established in the early 1970s. Since then especially in recent years Thornton has expanded with the introduction of new housing estates

Sometimes St Nicholas Owen is overshadowed by its neighbouring parishes of St. John's Breck Road,Poulton and Sacred Heart in Thornton. It may be smaller but it is a friendly small parish which is always ready to welcome new faces.

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 All Welcome

Sunday Mass

Sunday Mass is at 10.00am
You are more than welcome to join us.

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Sunday Mass - 10.00am


Weekdays - 9.00am

Wednesday and Saturday -10.00am

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Children's Liturgy

There is children's liturgy every week where the children of the parish are invited to be active whilst learning about the message of the Bible.

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St. Nicholas Owen

He was a mason and carpenter by trade, and who wonderfully used these talents creatively in the service of the persecuted Church in England. His ingenuity saved many priests from capture by the persistent bounty hunters operating during the Elizabethan inquisition. Nicholas' cleverness provided priests with safe refuge from these priest-hunters.

Died in the Tower of London, 1606;

Beatified in 1929:

Canonised by Pope Paul VI in 1970 as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.

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Sales, Fairs, Auctions

Keep a look out for forthcoming events in the parish of St. Nicholas Owen.

Check out the Bulletin sheets or this Website for further information during the year.