Penzance Catholic Church Nave. More photos in Gallery

Penzance Catholic Church 'The Immaculate Conception of Our Lady'

Welcome to the Holy Family RC Parish
St. Ives & Hayle in Penwith, West Cornwall & St. Mary's Isles of Scilly

in the Duchy of Cornwall Deanery of the RC Diocese of Plymouth U.K.
Plymouth Diocesan Trust - Registered Charity Number 213227 (& part of 'Churches Together in the Penzance Area')

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some other pages
Prayer /Journey in Faith /growth resource links
Catholic Charismatic Renewal links
Mary 'Queen of Peace' Prayer Group - Medjugorje info
Medjugorje latest messages
Links index | Marian links
Natural Family Planning Daily Blessing
Bible Search
Holy Mass

Novena: OL Lourdes 2-10 Feb
Novena: St Joseph 10-18 Mar
Ladye Park
Our Father & Hail Mary in Cornish Language
Downloads & links

see sitemap for more

'One & all' - 'Onen hag ol', are most welcome to use our on-line resources in these times
- open 24/7

For St. Mary's Catholic School news, visit their website and Facebook page


All churches are closed during Covid-19 Pandemic National Restrictions. 

Coronavirus & our parish inc Cardinal Nichols' video messages: 24th March and 18th March

HM Government Coronavirus + guidance on staying at home: "The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives."

Latest parish information is in our Newsletters published on Saturday evening. you may need to refresh / reload your browser for latest version.

Fr. Philip offers daily a private Mass to include the whole parish & the intentions in Newsletter. Homilies are here

Masses online participate in live-streamed Mass from UK and abroad. Polish Mass 10.30am (Cardiff)

Spiritual Communion & Act of Contrition etc, video messages from Bishop Mark and Cardinal Nichols

If you are able to support the parish by payment or standing order direct to our Bank, please email Christine for account details.

Thank you to all contributors of website content.

From EWTN UK: A Retreat with Mgr John Armitage in Walsingham April 2020, try Talk 11, 24th April - if any interest there are links to others in this series. Also homily 24th April + more on YouTube.

David provided music from the Triduum 2015, Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, & Good Friday at 3pm, the Passion of Our Lord. He hopes that hearing familiar music from our choir will assist you in prayer.

If you watched the film Garabandal, Only God Knows free in Holy Week and want to know more, visit St Michaels Garabandal Centre and Garabandal-Workers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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Global Healing How our faith helps us care for our common home, responding to Pope Francis' Encyclical letter “Laudato Si.” (Care for our common home) 

Pilgrimages 2020 inc Retreats, outside Events and Visits --  make plans for later in the year

Penzance is a Grade II listed church and on the National Churches Trust website.

Diary 2020: Voskrensenije, Resurrection St Petersburg Choir next visit: Thurs 22nd October 2020. A blend of Orthodox Religious Music in part one and folk songs in part two. Always an exciting evening.

Gaudete et Exsultate pdf - Rejoice and be Glad, Pope Francis, April 2018. key quotes
Bishop Mark's Pastoral Letter (May '17) and "Go...Make Disciples" - a follow up to 'It is The Lord'

only search Penzance Catholic Church website

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welcome to
the Penzance Church by Fr. Philip


 'The Catholic Church in Penzance: A History 1843-2018' written by Anne Shipman 100 pages £15, contact office. 2018 was Penzance RC Church's 175th Anniversary Year.

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Photos from 175th Anniversary Mass (26th Oct 2018)


If you are Catholic and new to the area,
we invite you to register with the parish office so we may serve you more effectively.

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Photos from The Consecration of the Crypt Chapel Altar and Blessing of graves, on 23rd Oct 2019 by Bishop Mark also see Diocesan news

We ask your blessing, Gracious God, on our parish. May it always assemble in peace, in reconciliation, justice and joy, in praise of you and in service to the world. May we always accept each other with gratitude and build up each other as members of one body. Teach us to give instead of demanding, to trust others rather than to compel trust, to serve rather than to be served. Make us thankful for the variety of gifts and differences of personality that enrich us. Help us to accept our differences of age, giving respect to the old and encouragement to the young. Never let us be satisfied with imperfections but also teach us that patience which is yours. In peace let us be open to listen and to speak with readiness to learn. Purge from our hearts all bitterness, jealousy and thoughts of revenge. Lift us out of depression and sadness. Let us accept joyfully the service of those who lead us, so that we may grow together in love. May we be one as your Son, Jesus Christ, prayed that we might be. With him in the unity of the holy Spirit we give you all honour and glory. AMEN

Our Lady - Patron of Penzance Catholic Church and our Holy Family Parish Primary School. Queen of Peace & Reconciliation
please pray for all who have recourse to thee and for Love, Peace and Justice in our troubled world

Through Her we see Him, made sweeter, not dim; And Her hand leaves His light, sifted to suit our sight.' ~ G.M. Hopkins

We hope you find this website useful, comments received from many parts of the world are appreciated. "The Lord bless and keep you; The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;  The Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you peace". (Numbers 6: 24 - 26)

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