St Peter’s  & St Raphael’s Parish

Since the closure of St Raphael’s church in 2011 the school sits within the Parish of St Peter’s, now officially known as the Parish of St Peter & St Raphael’s Stalybridge, with Fr Phillip Atkinson as its Parish Priest. We are situated within the Diocese of Shrewsbury, further infromation about the Diocese can be found here with information Relating the Diocese of Shrewsbury Schools Building Fund here.

Website - fr Philip and Deacon Ant

Website church


Contact Details

Tel: 0161 338 2575





Off Castle Hall Close,
SK15 2ED

click here to access a map showing its location.


St Raphael’s Chapel

In Summer 2014 work commenced on a Chapel adjacent to the school hall. This exciting development will ensure a dedicated space is available in school for Mass, Litugical Celebrations and for Collective Worship. The Chapel was completed in February 2015 and works to the interior continue to provide a sacred place of worship for the school and community.



Diocese of Shrewsbury – Crib at Home 2020

Link to The Wednesday Word 


Updated Mass times:

For the time being Mass will take place on Saturday evenings (Vigil) 6.30pm (arriving from 6pm), Sunday mornings 11am (arriving from 10.30am) and Wednesday mornings 10am (arriving from 9.30am).

Please do not arrive any earlier as the doors will not be open and stewards will not be in attendance.

  • Face coverings will be mandatory unless you are exempt from doing so. Thisis for the good of all who gather in the Church as it is an enclosed public space where there are people from differing households who do not normally
  • You must telephone Pat & Peter on 0161 330 1735 to book your place at the Mass you wish to attend. This enables us to compile a record of names & contact details which, will be kept in the office for “Track & Trace” purposes only and to ensure we maximise capacity (whilst maintaining safe distancing) and to avoid visitors being turned away.
  • You can bring your own Personal Missal/Prayer Book, but you must remember to take it home with you.
  • There will be no singing at any Mass.
  • The offertory collection for now will not be taken during Mass . You can place your contributions in the basket at the back of church on your way out

Thank you for your continued support,

Fr Philip Atkinson

Deacon Antony Zidan