St Peter’s Church – School Chapel

St Peter’s Church

Covid-19 Update

In accordance with the Government Health Guidelines over Coronavirus, the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales is cancelling all Public Masses and Services until further notice. This means that there will be NO Sunday or weekday Masses and Services at St. Peter & St. Raphael’s from this weekend (21st/22nd March 2020). Parishioners continue to live their faith and prayer life on a daily basis and are encouraged to offer prayers for those most affected by the health emergency.

There is also the opportunity to stream Masses from a number of sites including these in our own deanery;

Further information will be passed to you when possible.

Fr Philip Atkinson

Deacon Antony Zidan



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.

A weekly Parish mass is celebrated in St Raphael’s school each Thursday morning at 10.00am and additional celebratory masses and services are held in school throughout the year as notified in the school newsletter.

Weekend masses at St Peter’s Church are as follows:

Saturday 6.30pm

Sunday 11.00am.

St Peter’s Church is situated in Castle Hall Close, off Hough Hill Road in Stalybridge, click here to access a map showing its location.

If you wish to arrange baptisms, other sacraments or speak to Father Phillip he can be contacted on 0161 338 2575 or by email at


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.