March catholic church opens for heritage weekend

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March Catholic Church is taking part in the National Heritage Open Days weekend for the first time at the this year’s event.

Said Rebecca Bretherton: “We realised that many people have never been inside the church so we are opening for two days to welcome anyone in to a building we are so proud of.

“March Catholic parish has been a part of the town since 1911 when the local Catholics bought the barn on St John’s Road and turned it into a church. “We still use the building as our community hall. In 1953 the present church was built.”

The church is open 10am - 4pm Saturday, September 13 and 11am to 4pm on Sunday September 14. There will be people to show visitors around if they wish.

There will be a display of the history of the parish in the hall and a small cafe. A short service of Evening Prayer will be held at 4pm and all are welcome.

Sunday Mass is at 9.15am.