Corona Virus

Please see below for the Mass times at Our Lady's - Haigh and Holy Family - New Springs

Whilst we do not yet offer online live streaming of our Mass celebrations there are other churches that do. 

At present Live Streaming of masses is available from different churches the nearest one we are aware of is at St Vincent’s, Over Hulton.  They already live stream.  please follow the link to live stream services.  Their website is


Sunday mass at St Vincent’s is at 10.00am.


Walsingham is also live streaming all its services – their website

Further options can be found here: 

If you would like to make a donation to Our Lady's Haigh please follow the link below. Thank you for your support.

If you would like to make a donation to Holy Family, New Springs please follow the link below. Thank you for your support.

Church opening times



Vigil Mass - Saturday at 6.00pm and the Sunday Mass at 9.30am, both at Our Lady’s.


Sunday Mass - Holy Family at 11.15am.


Parishioners are reminded that, at present, there is still no obligation to attend Mass. We will let you know when this changes.

There are no mid-week Masses planned for the near future.

The Parish of Haigh, Aspull & Blackrod

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception was founded in the mid 1850's and is part of the R.C. Diocese of Salford. The Church was blessed and opened in 1858, the year of the apparitions of Our Lady at Lourdes. The Church was re-ordered in the 1990's and several new stained-glass windows were installed, some made in Blackrod, and are an interesting feature of the Church.

Holy Family Parish, New Springs, was funded from Our Lady's in 1898 and in 2009 clebrated the Golden Jubilee of its Church. The community of Blackrod, Bolton, had a chapel-of-ease from 1960 to 2009 when St. Andrews Church Hall was closed.

All three areas - Haigh & Aspull, Blackrod and New Springs are now served from Our Lady's.

Rev Kevin Foulkes

48 Haigh Road
Wigan WN2 1YA

TEL: 01942 516732

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Sacrament of Reconciliation


11:30 - 12 noon

As announced


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A Parish History    ~   1858-2018

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Mr Livesey & Mr West have worked with local parishioners to produce a book about the history of our parish and school, they have kindly allowed us to reproduce an electronic version of their book, available on the Parish Page, CLICK HERE to read it.

If you would like to purchase a hard copy of the book CLICK HERE



It is a privilege and honour to write the forward to the Parish History of Our Lady’s Parish, on its 160th Anniversary.


It has also been a privilege and honour, and a pleasure, to serve as Our Lady’s Parish Priest since 1997 – following in the footsteps of my twenty-six predecessors.


Saint Peter writes ‘He is the living stone, rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him; set yourselves close to him so that you too, the holy priesthood that offers the spiritual sacrifices which Jesus Christ has made acceptable to God, may be living stones making a spiritual house.’ (Peter 2:3-5)


We are the living stones of this Christian community – commissioned as ‘missionary disciples’ to be Christ’s ‘ambassadors’ (St. Paul Cor. 5:20) in loving witness, worship and service to our community.


There have been many changes over these 160 years – in the Church, Society, Education and the design of Our Lady’s Church. The priests and people of Our Lady’s Parish have experienced many joyful family and Parish celebrations but also wars, peace, poverty and economic depressions, through twelve Pontificates and six Reigns – and we too are facing a challenging time for the Catholic Church. Blessed John Henry, Cardinal Newman wrote that ‘To live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often’.


And so, building on and celebrating our heritage – the stones of Our Lady’s Church, and the ‘living stones’ of our dedicated, faithful and often courageous priests, parishioners and teachers in our Parish School we can face the future with confidence. We do so knowing that Jesus, Our Risen Lord, has promised to be with his Church forever. (Matthew 28:20)


I commend this publication to be read and enjoyed by everyone.


Many thanks to Phil Livesey and Neil West for their initiative to begin and to bring this book to completion and to all who have collaborated with them, with their own very interesting and often amusing memories! God bless you all.


Fr Kevin C. Foulkes

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3rd Sunday of the Year (B)


The Third Sunday of the Year B: The Year of the Gospel of St Mark and the Sunday of Special Reflection on the Word of God. Also, the Sunday within the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
By recent decree of Pope Francis, the Church now keeps the Third Sunday of Ordinary Time for special reflection on the Word of God. A time for serious consideration of the importance of the Sacred Scriptures to Christian living.
We would do well to note, and to be very thankful for, how much more of the Bible is now familiar to Catholics than it was in previous generations, thanks to the Revised Lectionary put into use by the Second Vatican Council in the early 1960s.

2nd Sunday of the Year (B)


The Second Sunday of the Year, Readings Year B
This Sunday’s Gospel, John chapter 1, verses 35-42, tells us something of the call of the earliest of the disciples who, after sharing the Lord’s public ministry; the shame and fear of his Passion; Death and Burial and then the precious days of his Resurrection appearances; crowned with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, were transformed into Apostles sent out, commissioned to preach the Gospel. Perhaps this weekend’s Gospel is an invitation to us to reflect and give thanks for wherever we are on our own journey of faith. It begs the question are we both disciples and apostles with a missionary spirit, or are we content to celebrate our own belonging but reluctant, or lacking the confidence, to share the message with others?

The Feast of Our Lord's Baptism


The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
I have always been a little reluctant to take down the tree, crib and decorations in the Presbytery and this Sunday does mark the official end of the Church’s Season of Christmas.
Other Christian Churches will celebrate for longer, even leaving the manger scene in church for a full forty days until the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Candlemas Day on February 2nd.
Most of us settle for the twelve days of Christmas. These twelve were explained in one of my Christmas cards this year produced by the Aid to the Church In Need Charity and written by Phil Johnson.

2nd Sunday of the Christmas Season


The Second Sunday of the Christmas Season
For Catholics in England and Wales this is the first time in about twenty years that we have celebrated the Second Sunday of the Christmas Season with its special readings and prayers. Formerly the Feast of the Epiphany has been transferred to this weekend from its designated Feast Day on January 6th.
It is a wonderful exercise in nourishing our faith beyond the midwinter festivities around the Sacred Feast of Christmas by opening our minds and hearts to the many facets of the season. All too much to take on board on just one day of the year, and this year the season will finish on 10th January, the Feast of Our Lord’s Baptism.

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