Sanctuary Window at Holy Cross

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. Committees of parishioners work hard to maintain the smooth running of the parish, and assist in the planning and running of activities both spiritual and social. Our secretary, Marie, can be contacted in the parish office on Mondays or Tuesdays between 10am and 3pm, with Sister Jenny normally available on Wednesdays when classes are organised for those preparing to bring their children for Baptism. Come along to Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday morning and find a warm welcome in this large, family-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.


Mission Statement

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.

Our Churches

Holy Cross, 370 Liverpool Road, Patricroft, M30 8QD

St Matthew's, Worsley Road, Winton, M30 8BL

Service Times

Sunday Masses

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)

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