Contact us

The parish is administered from the parish office which is:
Good Shepherd Presbytery, 25 Queen Street, Colne. BB8 9NB.
The phone number for the office is 01282 863135
and the email is:

The parish priest is Monsignor Peter Wilkinson.
The parish priest’s email is and phone 01282 936662.

When the Good Shepherd Parish was originally formed, it was a amalgamation of three parishes: Ss Peter and Paul, Barrowford, Sacred Heart, Colne and Holy Saviour’s, Nelson.
Since then, Ss Peter and Paul church has closed and Holy Saviour’s church has been incorporated into St. John Southworth parish, Nelson. This leaves us with just the one church, Sacred Heart, Colne and the parish primary school, Sacred Heart RC Primary School, Red Lane, Colne..
In addition there is a Catholic Secondary School within the parish which caters for the surrounding parishes.
We also administer the local Catholic Cemetery, All Souls Cemetery, on Wheatley Lane, Barrowford.
The cemetery was originally bought as a resting place for the Catholics of the area covered by the parishes in Padiham, Burnley, Brierfield, Nelson, Colne and Barrowford.
Enquiries about the cemetery can be emailed to

The Schools
Sacred Heart RC Primary School is on Red Lane, Colne. (website)
St John Fisher and St Thomas More High School is at the Colne/Nelson boundary. (website)