St Mary Newhouse
St Mary Newhouse

Welcome to St Mary Newhouse !

Have a look through our website to learn more about us and our projects. If you have any requests for prayer or questions or  would like to support us please don't hesitate to contact us.



St Mary’s is a parish of the Diocese of Lancaster. It is based around the villages of Broughton, Barton and Myerscough.

The origins of the Catholic faith community in these parts is lost in the mists of time. Much of the story of its people and priests, a long and proud tradition, is also lost to us.

The first church we have record of is a small chapel on the Hough Estate in 1731. This was replaced in 1744 by St Laurence’s New chapel. In 1805 a new church was built and dedicated to St Mary and for 100 years until 1905 this served the local Catholic community.

The present church was the gift of William Smith of Newsham House. It was consecrated in 1906 and is still at the heart of our community. It has changed over the 100+ intervening years, but its original features and interest have been largely retained.

You are very welcome to visit at any time or attend Mass or any other Services.

Mass Times

Sunday 10.30am


Wednesday 7.00pm

Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals &
other Services are as arranged with
the Parish Priest.

See the Sunday Bulletin for information.

Keep up to date with Bishop Swarbrick's blog at Bishops Blog

Try attending an online Mass.

See for links to various services.

St Clare's, Fulwood are streaming Sunday Masses and some other services on Youtube:


The Catholic Voice and other Catholic papers are available online at: 

See Lancaster Diocese website for diocese information:


Fr. Augustine Obiagwu (priest in charge), Fr. Francisco Ulogu living at St. Mary’s Fernyhalgh. Fr. Francisco and Fr. Augustine support the three parishes: St. Mary’s, Newhouse, Our Lady and St. Edward’s, Fulwood, and St. Mary’s, Fernyhalgh. 


Fr. Augustine and Fr Francisco are members of the Nigerian based Order of HFFBY (Holy Family Brothers and Youth).


They are assisted by Sr Shienrose La Torre and Sr Monique who have established a convent in Our Lady and St Edward’s presbytery. Sr Shienrose and Sr Monique belong to the congregation St. Paul of Chartres.