Welcome to the Parishes of

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

Parish Priest:  Monsignor Michael McQuinn (Fr Michael)


Government ‘National Lockdown: Stay at Home’ Guidance

We are able to continue to hold communal celebrations of Mass during the present pandemic ‘lockdown’ restrictions, it is important that we continue to look after one another and remain vigilant, especially given the increased transmission rate of the new Coronavirus variant. The use of face-coverings, hand sanitisation and social distancing (face – hands – space) remain the most effective ways to enable everyone to attend Mass safely. It is also important that we pay attention to the way we come to, and leave, the church building and premises. For this heightened period of the pandemic, and to maintain as healthy an environment as possible, all those attending Mass are encouraged not to gather outside but to leave as promptly as possible. Similarly, clergy are being advised to refrain from greeting parishioners when they arrive or leave. In doing so at this very difficult time, we not only treat one another with care and respect but give good witness to others in our community.

Reflection from Sean for the Second Week of Lent, click on the link below:


We continue to be open for the celebration of Mass in our Churches observing social distancing rules. Please see bulletin (and below) for full details.

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

RIP Canon Joseph Finan – 9 October 1932 – 11 February 2021