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The Most Holy Trinity
Sunday 9th June 2019

Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

The feast of the Holy Trinity is a celebration of the mystery of God as a family of love. From what Jesus said and did while on earth, we can grasp little pieces of the innermost being of the mystery of God. Throughout his life, Jesus was forever talking about God as his Father, and he referred to himself as Godís only Son. He explained also that his mission was to do the will of the Father. Jesus introduces us to the Spirit whom he talks about being a real person, completely different from himself and God the Father. The Spiritís job is to inspire people to continue in the church the work begun by Jesus and draw everyone into the love of God the Father.

By our baptism we are raised to a level at which we become sharers in the family life of God. We are born of God the Father, God the Son becomes our brother and the love of God is poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit. This revelation of his inner life of three persons, in which we have a share, is one of Godís greatest gifts to us and it is the model towards which all of us should aim and strive. Every day is a day to love the Father, Son and Holy Spirit so we should strive to make Holy Trinity a more practical part of our lives. Love is the binding force of three persons of the Trinity; so when we love we share in that community of love which is the living God.

About Us

Welcome to one of Chesterís oldest Roman Catholic Churches, St Francis of Assisi. Set in the heart of Chester City Centre, near the Grosvenor Museum and Race Course, it was originally built for the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. The construction of St Francis Church began in 1862 and was finally finished in 1875. It is now a thriving city Catholic Church serving a wide community over the Chester area.

Visiting Catholics and non Catholics from all over the world are always welcome. Have a look at our mass times and be sure to say hello to the Brothers after the mass. We look forward to meeting you.

Contact Us

The Brothers

  • Brother Jarek (Guardian and Parish Priest)  
  • Brother Patrick (Vicar)
  • Brother Adrian
  • Brother Jim
  • Brother Jinson
  • Email

    • Telephone

      • 01244 351331
      • Postal Address

        • St Francis of Assisi RC Church
        • Grosvenor Street
        • Chester
        • Cheshire
        • CH1 2BN

        • Sunday Mass Times

          • Saturday 6:30pm - Vigil Mass
          • Sunday 8:00am
          • Sunday 9:45am - Family Mass (Including Children's Liturgy)
          • Sunday 12:00pm - Polish Family Mass
          • Sunday 4:30pm - Polish Mass

          Saturday and Weekday Mass Times

          • Saturday 12:00pm
          • Monday 12:00pm
          • Tuesday 12:00pm
          • Wednesday 12:00pm
          • Thursday 12:00pm
          • Friday 12:00pm

          Confession - The Sacrament of Reconciliation

          • Friday 11:00am - 12:00pm
          • Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm
          • Saturday 4:00pm - 4:30pm
          • Confessions available on request. As long as there is a Priest available within the Friary the sacrament of reconciliation can be heard any time by going to the green door in the car park.
          • Eucharistic Adoration

            • Friday 11:00am - 12:00pm
            • Friday After 12:00pm Mass until 3:00pm
            • Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm
            • The Rosary

              The custom of praying the Rosary as a family is encouraged. In our Parish the Rosary is recited before the 12:00pm Mass at 11:30am, Monday to Thursday. All are welcome and invited to join in.


              Baptism and Marriage Sacraments are available after consultation with the Parish Priest.

              St Francis Repository

              The repository has stocked up on a new range of gift ideas and cards. All purchases go towards the upkeep of the Church and helping our Parish community.

              There is a wonderful selection of beautiful gifts, cards, pictures, candles, rosary beads and ornaments for sale at very reasonable prices.

              Why not come along and have a look and buy someone special a present here!