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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March 1st 2020

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2nd Sunday of Easter (B)


For Second Sunday of Easter.
Notes from ‘Music and Liturgy’, the regular publication of the Society of St Gregory SSG.
The Society was founded in 1929 as the National Society for Liturgy and Music in the Catholic Church in the British Isles. The Society aims to develop and promote good practice in the celebration of the Liturgy and the Rites of the Roman Catholic Church; to promote and facilitate the understanding of the Liturgy of the Church; to promote and facilitate the study, performance, composition and use of music in the Liturgy; to assist with the formation of ministers of the Liturgy and to publish a journal and other publications in furtherance of its other objects.

Easter Sunday


For Easter Day - we begin the fifty days of Easter joy!
So many of the moving and memorable elements of the celebration of the Triduum: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil have had to have been omitted this Holy Week for obvious reasons. So much depends on the visual aspects of our celebration of our Christian identity for the message to enter our minds and hearts afresh each year.
• Seeing our Pope, the Bishops and our Priests kneeling on the ground, washing the feet of the congregation on Maundy Thursday, doing exactly what Jesus commanded us to do, showing as he did at the Last Supper a vision of the kind of community he would wish to inaugurate, is always moving and thought-provoking.

Sunday of the Passion and the Palms (B)


For the Sunday of the Passion and the Palms
Holy Week 2021 will be different. Indeed, in many European countries there will be no congregations present at Services in Churches and Cathedrals again this year because of the pandemic.
Of course, there is a sense of disappointment. I find it almost impossible to express my feelings celebrating Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil alone, in church, last year. I threw myself into it as if there were a congregation present, even singing a few solos; believing that if it was worth doing, it was worth doing as well as I could. But, ringing the bell at 3.00pm on Good Friday, walking alone, with no altar servers, into the empty church is an experience I will never forget and would never hope to have to repeat.

5th Sunday of Lent (B)


Fifth Sunday of Lent Year B 21st March.
In recent years many parishioners, here and throughout the UK, have found the ‘Walk With Me’ series of booklets for Advent, Lent and Easter very helpful in praying each day for these special seasons of the Church’s Calendar.
Yet, at the back of each edition is an invitation to share your thoughts and ideas to change or suggest improvements to the publication, with the incentive of a free ‘Walk With Me’ pen in exchange.
Our Easter booklet and the free children’s calendars will soon be with us. If you have not been convinced to incorporate this into your regular prayer life, then read Cardinal Vincent Nicholl’s introduction to this year’s Easter 2021 edition to whet your appetite. He writes, ‘Welcome to this Eastertide edition of Walk With Me in which we explore together great themes of the Season; the Resurrection of Jesus; the Ascension; and the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, as starting points for our prayer. Once again we draw on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Fratelli Tutti and his new book Let Us Dream, for wisdom and inspiration.

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