St Wilfrid Catholic Church

List of Churches Streaming Mass Online

Need to update the information on this page?

Contact Catholic Directory here

Catholic Directory on Instagram

Bishops` Conference of England and Wales (Cymru) Archdiocese of Liverpool

Deanery: Warrington and Widnes


St Bede
(1750 / 1847 / Cons 1847)
Appleton Village, Widnes, WA8 6ELLSWA
St Basil
Hough Green Road, Widnes, WA8 4SZLSWALSWDF
St John Fisher
Moorfield Road, Widnes, WA8 3JALSWALSWDFLSWA
St Michael
St Michael`s Road, Ditton, Widnes, WA8 8TFLSWALSWDFLSWALSWA

Catholic Priests and People

Rev Mark Moran - Parish Priest
Rt Rev John Rawsthorne - Parish Priest
Rev William Murphy - Priest
Rev Thomas Clarke - Priest
Mrs Sylvia Cawley - Office Manager
Mrs Deborah Kenna - Parish Admin

Retired People:

Dcn Terence Fox - Retired


Correspondence AddressParish Office
Appleton Village
Phone 0151 422 1772
Click here to email St Wilfrid Catholic Church
External Link to St Wilfrid Catholic Church`s Website:

Nearest Catholic Schools

St Bede`s Catholic Junior School , Widnes (0 miles)

Nearest Catholic Parishes/Churches

St Bede, Clayton Green (0 miles)
Holy Family, Cronton (0.5 miles)
St Edward, RUNCORN (2.5 miles)
St Edward, RUNCORN (2.5 miles)
St Augustine, RUNCORN (2.7 miles)

Nearest Schools and Churches are calculated `as the crow flies` and may not be the closest or easiest when travelling.

Catholic Groups/Organisations/Religious Orders

Ss Peter and Paul Catholic College - Mixed
St Bede`s Catholic Infant School - Mixed
St Michael`s Catholic Primary School - Mixed
St Basil`s Catholic Primary School - Mixed
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary School - Mixed
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School - Mixed
St Gerard`s Catholic Primary School - Mixed

About St Wilfrid Catholic Church

Parish of St Bede in (Archdiocese of Liverpool). Bank Holiday Mass Time: 12.00pm

St George`s Court, Runnymede Court, Victoria Court Woodend Court (sheltered accommodation). Ferndale Mews, Ferndale Court, Trewan House, Widnes Hall, Millbrow, Halton View, St Patrick`s, Madeleine McKenna

Part of the Catholic Church - you can find other Catholic Churches, Catholic Schools or Religious Orders/Houses and Chaplaincies nearby above. Or you can use the Find a Church Near Me box above to search for a Church, School etc.

Dates: Merged 2015

Useful Definitions of the Structures in the Catholic Church

What is a Catholic Bishops' Conference?

An episcopal conference, sometimes called a conference of bishops, is an official assembly of the bishops of the Catholic Church in a given territory. ... Individual bishops do not relinquish their immediate authority for the governance of their respective dioceses to the conference (Wikipedia).

What is an Archdiocese?

Dioceses ruled by an archbishop are commonly referred to as archdioceses; most are metropolitan sees, being placed at the head of an ecclesiastical province. A few are suffragans of a metropolitan see or are directly subject to the Holy See.

The term 'archdiocese' is not found in Canon Law, with the terms "diocese" and "episcopal see" being applicable to the area under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of any bishop.[8] If the title of archbishop is granted on personal grounds to a diocesan bishop, his diocese does not thereby become an archdiocese (Wikipedia).

What is a Diocese?

The group of churches that a bishop supervises is known as a diocese. Typically, a diocese is divided into parishes that are each overseen by a priest.

The original dioceses, in ancient Rome, were political rather than religious. Rome was divided into dioceses, each of which was made up of many provinces. After Christianity became the Roman Empire's official religion in the 4th century, the term gradually came to refer to religious districts. The Catholic Church has almost 3,000 dioceses. The Greek root of diocese is dioikesis, "government, administration, or province." (

As of April 2020, in the Catholic Church there are 2,898 regular dioceses: 1 papal see, 649 archdioceses (including 9 patriarchates, 4 major archdioceses, 560 metropolitan archdioceses, 76 single archdioceses) (Wikipedia).

What is the difference between a Diocese and an Archdiocese?

Each diocese is within a Province - a group of Dioceses - the Archdiocese is the main Diocese within that Diocese. The bishop of that Archdiocese is therefore automatically an Archbishop. If a bishop has been made an Archbishop personally is referred to as an Archbishop but it does not make their Diocese an Archdiocese.

What is a Deanery?

A subdivision of a diocese, consisting of a number parishes, over which presides a dean appointed by a bishop. The duty of the dean is to watch over the clergy of the deanery, to see that they fulfill the orders of the bishop, and observe the liturgical and canon laws. He summons the conference of the deanery and presides at it. Periodically he makes a report to the bishop on conditions in the

What is a Parish?

In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish (Latin: parochia) is a stable community of the faithful within a particular church, whose pastoral care has been entrusted to a parish priest (Latin: parochus), under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It is the lowest ecclesiastical subdivision in the Catholic episcopal polity, and the primary constituent unit of a diocese. In the 1983 Code of Canon Law, parishes are constituted under cc. 515–552, entitled "Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars." Wikipedia