Latest News from Around the Parish

This page provides information and links to other parts of the website for the latest parish news and information. News clips will remain on this page for a maximum of two weeks and those which require a longer period or are of some significance will be given a page of their own. Links to those pages will be held on this page for a period of time before moving to a regular slot on the right hand pane of each page on the website.


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  • First Parish 100 Club took place on 15th May 2022 (after Sunday morning Mass).  The lucky jackpot (£120) winner was number 18. Congratulations to the winner and if you are interested in taking part, please let us know or check out the link on the side panel to the right. Next draw will be on 12th June 2022 (payments made by weekend of 4th/5th June). 
  • If you have any photos from your child's First Holy Communion that you are happy to share, and are happy that we can put on the website, please send them to the parish email address shown in the sidebar and we will create a memory of the day.
  • The May Procession will be held in school on Friday 27th May at 09.10. Parishioners are most welcome to attend.
  • Please send your thoughts on the Catholic Post for Fr. Gildea here.
  • The information from SPUC regarding the recent change in law to allow abortion pills to be taken at home and without any medical supervision remains available. The letter and the downloadable brochure can be found here.
  • There are still some envelopes waiting to be collected. If you haven't collected yours yet, they will be available after Mass either outside on the patio, or in the pavilion ... weather dependant.

Do you have space on your shelves ??

We have had two books donated which are shown and detailed below. Please let us know if you are interested in them. They will be available in the porch to view. We hope they go to a lovely home.

The first of the two books , the cover of which is shown alongside, is a detailed review of every aspect of the Mass from start to finish. It covers everything from the initial step onto the altar, through Liturgy, Offertory, Consecration to the Blessing at the end. It discusses meaning, action and history of each element that makes up the Mass as we know it. The book is probably written around the time that Mass was said in Latin, so there are some  changes to what we now know is the Mass, but it is still an interesting book in itself.


The book itself has a validation from the Vatican at the front and is dated May 1952. If no-one is interested, then Father Gildea will keep it as part of the church archives.

The second of the two books is a version of the Holy Bible from 1955 and includes an introductory message from Pope Pius XII. The book includes both Old and New Testaments and is beautifully illustrated throughout with paintings and drawings depicting well known scenes from the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ.


The book is dated from 1958 and has the name of a Miss Jean Eales from Liverpool on the second page. It is a lovely Family Bible and is worthy of a good home. The centre section includes spaces for Births, Deaths and Marriages, some of which have been completed, however they have since been covered in the wonder that is typex so unfortunately not all of the history is visible. A treasure non the less.