Returning to Public Worship
From Monday 6th September Mass may be celebrated in church with 50% of church capacity in use. That will greatly increase our numbers which have been restricted to 50 people. We are so grateful to each and every one of you for following the safety protocols with such diligence. It was often difficult for individuals and families. In doing so, as a caring Christian, you have helped to keep one another as safe as possible.
There will be no need to pre-book for weekend Mass from this weekend.
We are so indebted to our wonderful team of Volunteers, both cleaners and stewards, who looked after everything so well during the past eighteen months.
It is hoped to have full capacity in our churches from 22nd October. And of course I am looking forward to getting back to celebrating Mass at the normal times in Attymachugh, Toomore and the Convent Chapel at Hope House.
In Church: As Covid 19, especially through the Delta variant, has not gone away, please continue to follow all the safety protocols.
Thank you for your cooperation
St Michael’s Church Foxford
You are welcome to the Website of Foxford Parish. Located in Co. Mayo, Foxford is a parish of the Diocese of Achonry. There are three Church areas in the parish.
Foxford (traditionally known as Toomore) is situated in east Mayo. The parish boundary on the west is the river Moy which separates the parish from the diocese of Killala. There are three churches in the parish. On the north side, tucked into the Ox Mountains is the church at Attymachugh, which originally was a primary school. On the east side bordering the parish of Swinford, is the church of the Assumption in Toomore.
The parish church in Foxford was built in 1879. In 1961- 62 major renovations were carried out on the church, and on 27th. September 1962, Bishop James Fergus re-dedicated the church to St. Michael, the Archangel. The parish is also home to the beautiful Convent Chapel which was built by the Sisters of Charity in 1925. The Foxford Woollen Mills, founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1892, is still in operation and attracts many visitors throughout the year. Foxford also has an Addiction Treatment Centre, appropriately called ‘Hope House’.