Parish Committees & Activities

Parish Pastoral Council
Chair person: Fred Gilroy
Deputy Chair person: Adrian John
Secretary: Alison Crangle
Members: Margaret Goodall, Marian Morgan, Dee Perkins, Juliet Rossi, Joan Boorer,  Roberta Smith.

Parish Centre
Provides a focal point for the activities of the parish. It is also available during the day for hire as a Conference Centre. Please see Parish Centre website for more details.

St Vincent De Paul (SVP)
The SVP is a world-wide charity which helps the poor, needy, sick, homeless and housebound. The members meet every Friday 6.45pm in the Parish Centre.

Legion Of Mary
This group reaches out to people in their homes, reminding them that they are special and encouraging them in the practice of their faith. They meet at 8pm on Tuesdays at the Parish Centre.

The Knights of St Columba
Spread the Gospel, support the clergy, assist Catholic youth etc. Membership is open to all Catholic men – aged over 16 years.

Prayer Groups
*Prayer and Praise – a time of praising, singing, reflecting on the Word and sharing prayer – at the Parish Centre.
*Sacred Space – an opportunity for quiet prayer.
*Mother & Grandmother Prayer Group: praying within a relaxed, child friendly atmosphere
See news letter for the above

CAFOD (Catholic Aid for Overseas Development)
Is the official Catholic Aid Agency for England and Wales. It provides literature that informs us of our brothers and sisters in need. A team of volunteers collect donations after all Masses on the second Sunday of the month.

THE APF (Association for the Propagation of the Faith)
The APF is a world wide organisation established to support missionary work with the “Red Boxes”, collected twice annually.

Gift Aid
Gift Aid form can be downloaded from the downloads section and forwarded to the rep. M Heather

Repository
A selection of religious articles and cards is available in the church porch.

Soup Run
For the homeless is jointly organised ecumenically by the churches in town. Our church-group provides soup, sandwiches etc on Fridays.

Safeguarding
This organisation carries out DBS checks to ensure the safety of children and vulnerable adults.

Ecumenical Group
Meets regularly especially during Lent, Christian Aid Week and socially.

Parent, Babe & Toddler Group
Meets during term time at the Polish Club, Waterworks Road 10am-11.30am. New members always welcome.
SENIOR CITIZEN GROUP meets on Thursdays 2pm-4pm to pray and socialise at the Convent.

Church Grounds & Gardens
A prize-winning trio of parishioners ensures that the grounds reflect the beauty within.

Social Group
organizes the Annual Parish Bazaar, Sponsored Walk, 300 Club etc

Coffee Rota
Tea and coffee served after Sunday morning Mass

For more information about any of these activities please contact the Parish Priest.