Saint Catherine's a Forward in Faith Parish of the Society of Saint Wilfred and Saint Hilda under the Episcopal Care of the Bishop of Burnley, the Rt Rev'd Philip North, CMP. The Parish Priest, Father Roger Parker, is a Priest of the Society.
The Church is situated on Todmorden Road Burnley, Lancashire BB10 4AB. Mass is celebrated daily, and the Church has an active Community Centre which is situated to the rear on Mary Street, Burnley, Lancashire BB10 4AQ. The Community Centre provides a facility for the Parish's social outreach and for Parish and Community Groups to meet. For Service Times and the Community Programme please see the relevant pages.
Promoting a Safer Church
As a Parish we have adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance. Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church.
The Contact Number for our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Mrs Hazel Parker, is as follows:
Mobile: 07789 276719
We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our Parish
All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.
Reporting a concern
Any safeguarding concerns in a parish should be brought to the attention of your local Parish Safeguarding Officer(s) (PSO) in the first instance, who can seek further advice from Sharon Hassall, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA), as necessary.
Safeguarding concerns in a school/university/prison/healthcare setting should be raised with the relevant organisation's Safeguarding team. If the concern involves one of our chaplains, please also contact Sharon Hassall direct.
Sharon's contact details are:
Telephone: 01254 503070
Mobile: 07711 485170
Address: Diocese Offices, Clayton House, Walker Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 2Q
Links to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be found here:
We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and that not everyone may want to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. Below is a list of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.