Community – Prayer and Mass Groups



Divine Mercy

Contact: Nigel Stokes 01536 460909
Parish Group Page: St. Edward’s Divine Mercy Group

Based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, Pope John Paul II instigated a chaplet of prayer to be celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Divine Mercy emphasises that God loves us and that He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. The Vatican has stated that this is equal to the grace we receive in Baptism. If you would like to join others to pray the chaplet together every month, contact Nigel Stokes.



The Pilgrim Queen Shrine of the Family

Contact: Wanda Leckie 01536 511200 and Mags Reilly 01536 742036
Parish Group Page: St. Edward’s Pilgrim Queen Shrine of the Family Group

The Pilgrim Queen Shrine of the family is a small shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe which is travelling between families in the parish. While the shrine resides in a particular home, the family prays a rosary together, three days in the month, before passing the shrine on to the next family.



Quarterly Mass for the Bereaved

Contacts: Fr. Gregory 01536 512497 e-mail:; Maureen Everington

Last Wednesday of the months of November, February, May and August at 7:30pm Mass. Mass in St. Edward’s church and afterwards in the Upper room of the Church Hall. Tea and coffee provided by the Union of Catholic Mothers.

This special Mass aims to enable the bereft to find solace, to remind them that the parish community has not forgotten them and to give them the opportunity to make new friends or renew old friendships.



St. Nicholas Owen Rosary Group

Contact: Caroline Wright via email: (please state the name of the person you wish to contact at the beginning of the message)

Meeting: The Rosary Group meet at 2pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month at St. Nicholas Owen church.



Spiritual Fathers’ or Mothers’ Prayer Group

Prayer groups for older teenagers and men and women of all ages and Christian denominations. Small groups meet to show love and care for families, friends, community and the world by praying together as part of the international Spiritual Fathers’/Mothers’ Prayer groups. The prayers are modern, simple and ecumenical. To find out more about the movement contact: Rose Stokes 01536 460909.

Rothwell Spiritual Mothers Group
Contact: Chris Shepherd 01536 711560
Meeting: Mothers Group: A small group meet each Wednesday, 8pm at a member’s home.



Women’s World Day of Prayer

Contact: Eileen Stronge e-mail: (please state the name of the person you wish to contact at the beginning of the message)