Welcome to the Parishes of

St Columba’s & St Malachy’s Catholic Churches Halifax

Parish Priest:  Monsignor Michael McQuinn (Fr Michael)

Deacon: Rev. Sean Elliott

Pastoral Assistant: (St. Malachy’s) Sr. Anne CP.



Catholic Care – A Celebration of Our Year

The year 2020 was unprecedented, a year like no other previously experienced and one which hopefully will never be experienced again.  The Charity faced challenges from all directions but thanks to the hard work and dedication of the staff it kept all the pre-pandemic services open, sometimes by delivering in a different way.

If you would like to know how and what the Charity achieved please read the attached brochure ‘A Celebration of Our Year 2020’.


Covid Pandemic Adjustments following July 19th:

Following the changes in legislation on July 19th our Church life will evolve as follows:

Please continue:

  1. To leave your details online or in the church porch or scan the QR code for track & trace
  2. To sanitize your hands on arrival & departure
  3. To wear a face covering while rates of infection are high; many parishioners have indicated that they feel this is important for them to feel safe in church
  4. To use the “X” cards to indicate where you have been seated and to sanitize the church after use
  5. To leave every second row vacant


  1. Singing is permitted but we are asked to phase it in slowly over the summer period and face coverings are to be worn while singing
  2. We will begin re-using the Lectionary instead of single sheet papers. Readers are asked to use the sanitizer provided before and after reading
  3. Votive candles in the side chapels are being made available

The 11am Mass will return to St Columba’s Church on Sunday 8th August. Only every second row will be used, face coverings should be worn, and communion will be distributed in your places.

Booking for Mass on Eventbrite – only 1 ticket is needed for up to 3 people (sitting together) – for 4 people or more (sitting together) please book 2 tickets only – thank you