St Joseph's Church 

Message From Father Brian
Welcome to the Catholic Church in Darwen, where the living Faith of the Catholic Church centres around its beautiful parish church.
The heart of our faith is our worship of God who reveals himself in Jesus Christ. As Jesus reveals the love of the Father in our world, so do we.  As a Catholic Community we strive to reveal the love of Jesus to the people around us and to each other, at home and abroad.
We welcome you to join us in this adventure of Faith and Love.


Fr. Brian



Links with Church


Community links are an important part of our school life here at St Joseph's. We enrich our children's educational experience through our links with others.
As a Roman Catholic school, the work that we do for others is part of how we live our faith. We form part of the parish of St Joseph's and our parish priest, Father Wilkinson, is a regular visitor to school. he attends school masses on a regular basis and we equally visit church on a regular basis.  Children in Year 3 can take part in the sacramental programme which is run by the parish for children in our local community and school.
As a Catholic school, we are aware that we play an important part in our community and we work with our local churches and we work with our neighbouring primary schools through shared events such as sports, we have particularly strong links with St Bede's RC Secondary School.
As a Roman Catholic school, we are part of Salford Diocese and work closely with Diocesan Advisors, for example, in planning our RE curriculum.  We also support many charitable organisations, including Caritas (which includes St Joseph's Penny), CAFOD and Missio.

Father Brian Kealey


St Joseph's Church & Presbetery

St Joseph's

Bolton Road





Parish Office

Tel: 01254 702525




Tel: 01254 702026



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