Welcome to our parish website
The parish of Holy Cross, St Matthew and St Gilbert is a part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford. It was formed in 2010 when St Gilbert's church in Brookhouse was closed and its parish joined with the already amalgamated parishes of St Matthew, Winton and Holy Cross, Patricroft. The parish is administered from Holy Cross, where the parish priest lives. Masses are regularly celebrated in the churches of Holy Cross and St Matthew, though on major feasts parishioners join together for single celebrations at Holy Cross church which is large enough to accommodate 500 people with ease. The presbytery at St Gilbert's is now the residence of a small community of Fransiscan Missionaries of St Joseph, with Sister Jenny giving invaluable service to the parish from there as "Parish Sister". The Parish Priest, Fr Martin Collins, was appointed by bishop John Arnold in April 2015. Prior to his appointment, the parish had been left for several months with no resident priest following the death of his predecessor, Fr Kevin Griffin, and several committees of parishioners ensured during this time that the parish was maintained and parish life continued to flourish. The ongoing efforts of these committees, along with the dedicated work of the Parish Secretary, Paul Boardman, continue to support and enhance the smooth running of this large but friendly parish.
Look through the pages of this site to learn more about the way we attempt to fulfil our mission, in Christ's name, here in these western districts of Eccles.
We, as members of Holy Cross, St Matthew's and St Gilbert's parish, are a community united in our faith through baptism and strengthened through prayer, worship and service. We accept our call from God to work together to serve all with justice, peace and love in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Holy Cross, 370 Liverpool Road, Patricroft, M30 8QD
St Matthew's, Worsley Road, Winton, M30 8BL
Saturday (vigil) 6.30pm at Holy Cross
Sunday 9.00am at St Matthew's
Sunday 10.30am at Holy Cross
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Friday 6.30-6.50pm at Holy Cross, during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 11.00-11.50am at St Matthew's, during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 6.00-6.20pm at Holy Cross
(For weekday Mass times and other services, please see the parish newsletter)