Welcome to the website of the parish of St Mary & St Petroc, Bodmin, in Cornwall. We are a Roman Catholic parish of four churches within the diocese of Plymouth.   We hope you will enjoy browsing our website.  Whether you are a visitor or a parishioner you are very welcome!

SATURDAY Vigil Mass 5.30pm             St Petroc’s Shared Church, Padstow 

SUNDAY   9.00am                                St Mary & St Petroc, BODMIN

                10.30am                                St Mary & St Petroc, BODMIN

Our 9 am and 10:30 am Masses will be streamed live on YouTube. To watch please click this link:

Bodmin Catholic Parish – YouTube

To watch them just go to the Bodmin Catholic Parish Channel on YouTube a few minutes before the Mass is due to start and click on the picture with a little ‘Live’ logo in the corner.    

We will be doing this every weekend now so we’ll no longer be recording the Saturday vigil Mass. Recordings of the Sunday Masses will be posted on YouTube after the live stream. 

Recordings will be available on YouTube and Facebook after the Masses have finished.






Please check newsletter for changes to times of Mass.

The church will close immediately after each Mass.

There will be no washroom facilities

Please note in line with new government regulations it is now mandatory to wear facial coverings when attending places of worship
You are expected to wear a face covering immediately before entering and it must kept on until you leave.

Volunteer Stewards are required for each Mass to ensure sanitising of hands, track and trace forms and other guidelines are kept. This is an important part of our being able to open the church for Mass. Please contact Fr Ciaran or the office 01208 72833 if you are able to help

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 we have to take great care in the way we come together.

  1. There is no obligation to come to Mass
  2. If you are in any way unwell or with any underlying condition DO NOT COME.
  3. When you come you will have a designated seat at a safe distance from others
  4. We ask you to wear a face covering throughout the Mass.
  5. The mass will be shorter (no singing).
  6. Communion will be at the end of Mass.
  7. There will be stewards on duty to help with the new procedures.

It is important to follow the guidelines below:

  • Hands will be sanitised on entering the church
  • Guidance to your seat will be given
  • No kneeling – sitting or standing permitted only
  • Communion will be by hand only
  • No candles will be available for lighting

NHS Covid-19

We have now been issued with our QR Code and if you have downloaded the app on your phone you can now scan the code which will automatically track and trace you.  If you do not have the app and therefore are unable to use this system can you please fill out your form as usual. The QR Code is situated in the doorway on the right hand side as you enter church and you simply need to open your app and click on venue check-in. There is a separate code for each church.

Track and Trace

We will continue to fill out the forms provided. Please ensure you put the date and time of the mass you attended on your track and trace slip.

We have to the best of our ability and Government/Diocese guidelines made Church a safe space for our parishioners to attend

Fr. Ciarán McGuinness


Our parish priest is Fr Ciaran McGuinness. The presbytery in Bodmin and the parish office are situated in the Parish Centre. If you wish to speak with Fr Ciaran please leave a message and he will return your call.

For masses not available on our own sites go to sites below.

For Plymouth Cathedral masses go to either website below and follow their YouTube links.

www.plymouthcathedral.co.uk  or to the Diocesan website


You can still access some of our teaching courses by going to the relevant pages.

Thinking of becoming a Catholic?    This could be the best move of your life!  If you are interested please have a word with Fr Ciaran.

This website was created for the Parish of St Mary & St Petroc, Bodmin, by St Paul Repository