Pastoral Letter: On the Feast of the Holy Family, 2020

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, In today’s Gospel scene, we hear how the Holy Family journey to Jerusalem, the hearts of Mary and Joseph filled with the joy which comes from fulfilment of the Lord’s will. The poverty of their sacrifice, ‘a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons’ is matched by the […]

Letter from Bishop David, October 9th, 2020

9 October 2020 My dear friends in Christ, Greetings to you in the name of our Servant Lord! I want to write to you, to express my personal gratitude for your service as a steward in your parish community. It is through your personal generosity and dedication, that we have been able to reopen our […]

Our Young Adults Taking Their Next Steps

At this time of year we still have in mind all our young adults who have just started work, are still looking for work, or who have started or are returning to college and university. It is a very exciting and rather anxious time for them as they wonder if their chosen job or course […]

Our Lady of Sorrows – Our Compassionate Comforter

Dolorosa by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1665) Last Tuesday (September 8th) we celebrated the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady – a day of joyful celebration of the birth of Our Blessed Mother, the mother of our saviour through whose willing acceptance of the role of Mother of God our redemption has been made possible.  […]

Our First Public Masses Since March!

The Catholic Church in England and Wales suspended public Masses and other liturgies from Friday 20th March to help delay the spread of the coronavirus and this dispensation still applies. After 22 long weeks our own church is now again open for Mass.  So we warmly welcome back those of you who wish to attend […]

August 15th – The Feast Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

There are a number of feast days of Our Lady which the church celebrates during the course of the year, some of them more well-known than others. The feast of the Assumption of Mary is one of the most popular of all being the most celebrated around the world with all manner of festivities. It […]