Welcome to our parish website where, I hope, you will be able to find out much information about our parish and its links to the local and wider community.
Both our churches are closed at present due to the Coronavirus pandemic but please contact Fr Alf or one of the other parish contacts if you need help or support or just to keep in touch!
WELCOME FROM FR ALF, PARISH PRIEST ~ READ HERE
ST WULSTAN'S & ST EDMUND'S PARISH WAS FORMED IN SEPTEMBER 2010 FOLLOWING THE MERGER OF THE TWO PREVIOUS PARISHES.
The Diocese of Lancaster was formed from the two Dioceses of Liverpool and Hexham and Newcastle in 1925. St Wulstan's has the distinction of being the first newly set up parish in the Diocese, and its first church was opened on February 7th 1926. The new church was opened on March 4th 1961. St Edmund's which, until it merged with St Wulstan’s in 2010, was an independent parish formed in 1952.
Both parishes flourished during the 'Glory Days' of the Church in the 50s, and many priestly vocations
resulted. Time has moved on. Fleetwood is no longer the thriving fishing port it used to be, and the fall in church attendance has mirrored the decline of a once great industry.
In the final report of the recent Diocesan "Fit for Mission?" review, it was proposed that the two parishes would merge to become one, and this happened in September 2010.