St Augustine Webster’s, Barton

View of the sanctuary at St. Augustine Webster’s, from the back.

A Church with its community at the heart.

Standing above the busy Barrow Road, St Augustine Webster is a striking sight for those travelling through Barton Upon Humber. The current church has stood at its home on Whitecross Street since 1988.

But this is the third Catholic church in Barton. In 1842 a chapel on Priestgate became Barton’s first Catholic place of worship. 1925 saw the beginning of a fundraising drive for a new church. This opened in 1938, together with a neighbouring presbytery, on a paddock at Bardney Hall. Fifty years later a major structural fault led to its demolition. A new church dedicated to North Lincolnshire martyr St Augustine Webster opened in 1988.

The first Catholic Church in Barton-Upon-Humber

Barton has been home to Catholic priests since 1842. Benedictine priests and monks from Ampleforth Abbey served Barton from 1848. During the Second World War Barton’s priests were chaplains to the American Air Force stationed in Lincolnshire.

In 2001 St Augustine Webster’s last resident priest left. Without a priest, the parish proved itself to be a strong and resourceful community. In 2007 parishioners organised for the consecration of the church. In recent years, the Parish has been served by priests who live at its sister parish of St Mary’s in Brigg.

Today people travel up to 15 miles from neighbouring villages to hear Mass from current Priest Father Michael. The parish again pulled together in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the church had to close. Thanks to the hard work of parishioners it became one of the first churches in the Diocese to open its doors on July 5, 2020.

St Augustine Webster Church is an active member of Barton Churches Together with other Christian churches in the town. The group hold regular joint prayer sessions and enjoy services together during Holy Week. The group also works together on community activities in Barton.

Information from a booklet produced by the Parish of St Augustine Webster, with thanks to Ursula Vickerton.

To learn more about the history of St. Augustine Webster Church and of Catholicism in Barton-Upon-Humber take a look at this article, written by Ursula Vickerton.

St Augustine Webster’s welcomes visitors. Service times are listed below. To keep up to date with what is going on in the parish visit the news page. More information and messages from Father Michael can be found by downloading the weekly Bulletin.



Sunday 9am Mass

Tuesday 6pm Mass

Saturday 12.30 p.m. Mass

(Masses and other Services from Brigg are normally on Zoom. The ID is 992 962 6557 and the ID does not change and so we ask you to note it for future use. It is essential that ALL users mute their mics for the benefit of all every time they join in.)

For Mass times on Holy Days of Obligation please see the Bulletin.


Confession – currently by arrangement, but you can ask for confession before Mass (or after) , if time permits


Friday 12pm-1pm

To get latest information and updates from St Augustine Webster Church please visit the news page.

For the latest updates and announcements, including guidance about social media, please visit either St Mary’s or St Augustine Webster’s news page, and, more especially, The Bulletin which can be sent to you if you register to receive it by email or read it here (to do either click on “Bulletin” above), or go to our official facebook pages(s). They too are listed on the news page, and we advise you never to visit, support, or promote facebook pages , or a whatsapp group, not endorsed by either parish. Help build communication within our Parishes, and for our Parishes. Thank You for your cooperation and support in this matter as it helps maintain accurate ,and factual , communication with Parishioners and between, and within, our Parishes. /staugustinewebsterbarton

For information on Baptism, Weddings, Funerals, and other Sacraments please telephone 01652 652221 or email.

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