St Francis Church Gallery

St Francis Repository 2024

Many thanks to everyone who has given to our Repository - this all contributes to the upkeep of our Church and we are most grateful. Please keep bringing them in and we will lovingly restore them! We would especially welcome any unwanted holy items such as statues, crosses, medals and rosary beads.

A good stock of Mass, Prayer and general cards are all available and Holy Water direct from Lourdes! Please feel welcome to browse!

St Francis Christmas 2023

For Christmas 2023 St Francis Church held a nativity designing competition. Here are some of the wonderful entries we received.
The first two of which have been used on the home and events pages to help celebrate Christmas 2023.

St Francis Church Parish Fair:
Saturday 17th June 2023

St Francis Church held a Parish Fair in a beautifully decorated parking lot by the church. All were welcome to attend, enjoy the program on the stage and join in all the fun activities.

On stage we hosted: Children's Schola and Adult Choir under the name Sound Project. In addition, the Indian Dance Ensemble and Magic Jinson performed. Brother Francis also played and sang. The whole thing was led by great announcers: Karolina and Pawel. We could also have fun with DJ Tom's music.

There were plenty of attractions for children and adults, e.g. face painting and glitter tattoos, integration games. We could also taste grilled delicacies and sweets. There was also the possibility of drawing prizes in the lottery.

It was, above all, an opportunity to get to know each other in a nice, cheerful atmosphere. We would like to thank all the organizers and participants of the festival.

Special thanks to Br Piotr and Linda Cloet for the wonderful pictures.

The Crowning Of Our Lady: Sunday 21st May 2023


The Seventh Sunday of Easter, 21st May 2023. The Crowning of Our Lady at St Francis Church, Chester. Performed by Edwin and Cecily.

May devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary refer to special Marian devotions held in the Catholic Church during the month of May honoring Mary, mother of God, as "the Queen of May". These services may take place inside or outside. A "May Crowning" is a traditional Roman Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May.

Source: Wikipedia, link to Wikipedia article - 'May devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary'


The Diamond Jubilee of Br Francis Maple OFM Cap
30th March 1963 - 30th March 2023

"As I thank God for being his priest for sixty years I would like to thank all of you for coming and celebrating this momentous occasion of my life. My wish is that we will all meet again in our heavenly home.

God bless you all."

Br Francis
1st April 2023

Anyone wishing to buy tapes, books or CD's by Father Francis can obtain further details by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Franciscan Friary, 15, Cuppin Street, Chester, CH1 2BN, England, UK.

Father Francis can also be contacted by E-mail at brfrancis19@gmail.com

RIP Brother Adrian Marsh OFMCap
Sunday 31st July 2022


Brother Adrian sadly passed away in the Countess of Chester Hospital on Sunday morning 31st July.

He was received into St. Francis' Church at 4pm on Monday 15th August. A Requiem Mass was held at 12 noon on Tuesday 16th August and was followed by interment at Pantasaph Cemetery. All were welcome to attend.

The Brothers would like to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy following the death of Br. Adrian OFM.Cap and they would like to offer their appreciation to those who attended the reception into the Church on the Monday evening and also the Requiem Mass showing their support and respect for such a well-loved Brother.

    ✟    Requiescat in Pace     ✟

St Francis Church: Easter Celebrations 2022


Here are some pictures from our wonderful Easter 2022 celebrations. Special thanks to Izabela Krupska for the photographs.

St Francis Repository: Easter 2022


Our repository is open and you will find a new range of Easter gift ideas and cards. All purchases go towards the upkeep of the Church and helping our Parish community.

There is a wonderful selection of beautiful gifts, crucifixes, fonts cards, prayer cards, pictures, candles, rosary beads, missionary rosaries and ornaments for sale at very reasonable prices.

Transitus of St Francis: Saturday 3rd October 2020


These photographs capture the beauty of the altar set up specially for the Transitus of St Francis on Saturday 3rd October 2020 and the Solemnity of St Francis on Sunday 4th October 2020.

Koncert Swiateczny w Niedziele 29 Grudnia 2019
Carol Concert on Sunday 29th December 2019


W niedziele 29 grudnia o 18.30 odbyl sie koncert swiateczny. Malgorzata Hutek i Karol Makowski wykonali koledy w jezyku polskim i angielskim. Dziekujemy za wspaniala atmosfere i wspólne koledowanie wykonawcom i wszystkim przybylym.

In St Francis Church there was a Carol Concert on Sunday 29th December at 6.30pm. Malgorzata Hutek & Karol Makowski performed their repertoire (Carols of their own lyrics and music) and sang the traditional Polish and English Carols.

(Fot./Photos Izabela Krupska)

Crib Event Thursday 3rd October 2019


There was a wonderful exhibition of Christmas cribs on Thursday 3rd October in our Parish Hall. Here are some photographs of the event.

Remembrance Day Sunday 11th November 2018


The Little Church (Children's Liturgy) Collage for Remembrance Day 11.11.2018

The Little Church (Children's Liturgy) Collage for Remembrance Day 11.11.2018 on The High Altar

St Francis Church: Vintage Photographs Uploaded July 2018


These beautiful photographs were taken and presented to the Church by Peter Bamford. Interesting to see how the church has changed and what difference a previous colour scheme makes to the Church.

May 2018


First Holy Communion: Sunday 6th May 2018

On Sunday 6th May at 12 noon Mass, 13 Polish children received their First Holy Communion.
Please keep them and their families in your prayers.

December 2017


St Francis Church Crib Christmas 2017

The Little Church (Children's Liturgy) contributed to the Holy festive season by making a Christmas crib and Epiphany collage


St Francis Repository Christmas 2017

The repository has stocked up on a new range of gift ideas and cards for Christmas. All purchases go towards the upkeep of the Church and helping our Parish community.

There is a wonderful selection of beautiful gifts, cards, pictures, candles, rosary beads and ornaments for sale at very reasonable prices.

Why not come along and have a look and buy your Christmas presents here!


November 2017

The Little Church (Children's Liturgy) Collage for Remembrance Day 12.11.2017

The Little Church (Children's Liturgy) Collage for Remembrance Day 12.11.2017 on The High Altar

April 2017

The Little Church (Children's Liturgy) Collage for Palm Sunday 9.4.2017


St Francis Repository: Easter 2017

The repository has stocked up on a new range of gift ideas. All purchases go towards the upkeep of the Church and helping our Parish community.

There is a wonderful selection of Easter cards, beautiful gifts, cards, pictures, candles, rosary beads and ornaments for sale at very reasonable prices.

Why not come along and have a look and buy your presents here!


St Francis Repository: Christmas 2016


November 2016

The Little Church (Children's Liturgy) Collage for Remembrance Day 13.11.2016


St Francis Altar Servers: July 2016

All 'St Francis Altar Servers' photographs by Linda Cloet, July 2016


Br Patrick’s Golden Jubilee Celebration: Wednesday, 8th June 2016


Palm Sunday 2016 by The Little Church (Children's Liturgy)

Mothers Day 2016 by The Little Church (Children's Liturgy)

What Can We Do For Lent? by The Little Church (Children's Liturgy)

We Three Kings by The Little Church (Children's Liturgy)


Our Repository at Christmas

The repository has stocked up on a new range of gift ideas and cards for Christmas. All purchases go towards the upkeep of the Church and helping our Parish community.

There is a wonderful selection of beautiful gifts, cards, pictures, candles, rosary beads and ornaments for sale at very reasonable prices.

Why not come along and have a look and buy your Christmas presents here!


November 2015

The Little Church (Children's Liturgy) Collage for Remembrance Day 8.11.2015


September 2015

The Statue of St Anthony of Padua


Linda Cloet

The Friary Garden

The Friary Garden


June 2015

The Calvary Scene above the Main Altar

The Tabernacle on The Main Altar and the Statues Depicting Eight Franciscan Saints

The View From The Main Altar


Easter 2015

Easter at St Francis Church

The Main Altar of St Francis Church

The Baptismal Font

The Altar of St Francis


Christmas 2014

St Francis of Assisi Church

The Calvary Scene above the Main Altar of St Francis Church

The Main Altar of St Francis Church

The Statue of The Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Altar of St Joseph

The Statue of The Blessed Virgin Mary

The Altar of The Blessed Virgin Mary

The Baptismal Font

The Altar of St Theresa


Earlier Photographs of St Francis Church

The Main Entrance to St Francis Church


Redecorating St Francis Church

A View of The Main Altar

A Close-up View of The Main Altar

The Main Altar from the Back of the Church

The Left Hand Side of the Church

The Right Hand Side of the Church

The Ceiling of the Church

The Back of the Church