St. Vincent de Paul
RC Church
OL12 7QL

Parish Priest :
Father James Manock.

01706 645361

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Caritas Sunday Click here to read our Caritas Impact Report

Rosary Leaflet including Pope Francis’s Prayers
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    29th May - 7th Sunday of Easter - Year C

Pope Francis has awarded Jimmy a well deserved Papal Knighthood for his outstanding services to charity over many years.
All were invited to a special Mass of Investiture of Jimmy as a Knight of the Pontifical Order of St Gregory the Great which was celebrated by Bishop John Arnold, at St. Patrick’s, Rochdale, on Saturday 16th January 2016.

The Order of Service is available HERE and we have added a page HERE of some pictures and notes of a memorable occasion

Rowland Broomhead Book Cover

Peter Lupton’s book on Rowland Broomhead (1751-1820) was published in 2015 and we owe him a considerable debt for producing this immensely readable book, which every Catholic should read for its insight into the re-establishment of the Catholic Church in the North of England and into the social upheavals of the Industrial Revolution amid the wars and revolutions in Europe and America during Broomhead’s lifetime.
His funeral stopped up the streets of Manchester, and business ceased as tens of thousands more mourned him for his ministry and for his contribution to life of the town.
The book is available to purchase directly from Peter or to order from the Piety Stall or from Gracewing Publications at at the same price of 20.00 including postage.

JIM DOBBIN MP, KSG, KMCO (1941-2014)

Jim Dobbin for SVP website

We mourned the sudden death on 7th September 2014 of Jim, who was a parishioner of St Vincents for many years and was much admired for tireless public service work and especially for his cross party work in the House of Commons for Health, Human Rights and pro-Life. We include a tribute from Cardinal Archbishop Nichols HERE. It is just one of an enormous number.

We also include a short Obituary HERE to remind us of Jim and his tireless work.

Our picture (thanks to Mike Davis) is of Jim addressing a Right to Life Rally in Clitheroe about 6 weeks before his untimely death.

May he Rest in Peace!



Like the ripples in a pond, the work of one man
can spread out and touch the lives of many others.

Diaconate 2015-12A

Our congratulations to Richard, one of our parishioners, who was ordained to the priesthood at Salford Cathedral on 16th July last year by the Right Reverend John Arnold, Bishop of Salford

We wish him well in his appointment as assistant priest to Fr. Simon Stamp at St. Anne’s Accrington.




Diaconate Group

Pictured right are some of the attendees and celebrants at his ordination to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate on Sunday 12th July 2015 in the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, Palazzola, in the Diocese of Albano, Italy, by the Right Reverend John Arnold, Bishop of Salford.
Many will recognise Richard’s parents as well as Fr. Mark Harold of the English College in Rome and previously Parish Priest at St. Gabriels in Castleton.


Fr Frankie 4



It was a wonderful day for the Mulgrew family, our Parish and our Diocese when Fr. Frankie was ordained to the priesthood along with Fr. Nathan Horne by Right Reverend Terence Brain, Bishop of Salford, on Saturday 13th July 2013 at Salford Cathedral.

We have a page HERE with quite a few pictures of the occasion.

Following his first appointment in Clitheroe, he is now assistant priest at St. Joseph’s RC Church in Blackburn and has packed a lot into his time.

He compiled and edited Does God LOL? (LOL is internet slang for Laugh Out Loud), which includes contributions from famous entertainers Ken Dodd, Ricky Tomlinson, Tim Vine, Jo Brand, Milton Jones and the late Frank Carson.




Fr. Frankie was very much involved in the Salford Diocesan Mercy Bus Project, which was part of the Year of Mercy, which concluded last December. He was photographed with His Holiness, Pope Francis, who gave his blessing to the initiative.