Coronavirus Pandemic

Our church is now open for Mass.

Times of Mass


9.00am and 11.00am

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday




Tuesday - Church Closed - No Mass or Private Prayer.

Please maintain social distancing of 1 metre+ and sit in the indicated places.

Face coverings must be worn in the church.

Only a maximum of 50 people will be allowed in the church for each Mass.

Only come to the church if it is safe for you and you do not have any Covid-19 symptoms.

27th June

We have been given permission for St Joseph's to be open for Mass next Sunday, 5th July, with restrictions.

More details are in the newsletter, which is now available here.

25th June

A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England regarding the resumption of collective worship in England - Read More

23rd June

Holy Mass to resume in public from July 4:

A statement from Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Click here to Read Cardinal Nichols full statement

14th June

With many churches opening for private prayer from tomorrow (Monday), the times of some of the live streamed services have been changed. In particular it should be noted that daily Mass at Shrewsbury Cathedral will now be at 8.30am. Sunday Mass times remain unchanged at 8.30 and 10.45am. Other service times can be found on the resources page here.

7th June

From Monday 15 June places of worship will be permitted to open for individual prayer in line with social distancing guidelines.

Click here to Read More


Resources to help you pray and worship at home while the church is closed are available by selecting Information -> Coronavirus Resources above, or by clicking here.

1st May

A People who hope in Christ: Bishops proclaim hope in the Risen Lord as they recognise pain of Catholics who cannot pray in Church or receive Sacraments - Read More

26th April

A Message from Bishop Mark - Click here.

23rd April (updated 4th July)

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales recognise that this time of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every person in our countries. Those who are sick, and their families, are suffering many hardships of isolation from contact with those they love.

Our front-line workers in hospitals and in care homes all over our lands are giving exceptional service to those who are vulnerable at this time.

In order to show a spiritual solidarity with all those who are involved in the ways described above, at 7.00pm each Thursday, a Catholic Bishop will celebrate Mass in their Cathedral which will be live-streamed for people to join.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated the first Mass in Westminster Cathedral at 7.00pm on 23rd April.

Remaining dates, up to the 9th July, are as follows (click on the Cathedral name to access he live feed):

Bishop Tom Williams in Liverpool Cathedral at 7.00pm on 9th July

24th March

Following the advice of the Government, the Bishops have decided that Churches should now remain closed to help reduce the spread of the virus

22nd March

Father Lucas is saying Mass each morning in private at 8.00am. Click  here for today's readings

18th March

Please click here to read an important letter from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales




Upcoming Events

Streamed Masses

Please note that the times of some of the streamed Masses have changed.

Shrewsbury Cathedral:

daily masses are now at 12.15pm

Sunday Masses are now at 8.00am and 11.00am

Details of times of other streamed services are on the Coronavirus Resources Page.

Sunday Collection

For those Parishioners who normally give in the collection at Mass and wish to continue to help the Parish in these difficult times, you can now give on line, either as a one off payment or as a regular monthly payment, by clicking here. Please note that the minimum amount that can be donated is £5.


Need Help? A small team of volunteers has formed to keep in touch with those who are isolated at home as a precaution or due to illness.

The team can deliver essential groceries, drop off/collect prescriptions at surgeries and pharmacies, and post mail as well as have a friendly chat on the phone.

Please contact Pete Graham (07505 355559) or Kevin Powell (07770 611488) if you need help from the team, or if you would like to help.

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Welcome to the Website of St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Moreton Road, Upton, Wirral, CH49 6LJ
Please note our new telephone number and e-mail address

Priest in Charge:

Father Lucas Ngwa


Rev. David Cotterell



0151-678 7696


0151-677 8426



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