Forthcoming Events

Weekly events in the Parish:
– St Mary’s Playgroup meet every Monday in St Mary’s Church Hall 10:00am until 11:30am. £2 with snack provided. Find us on Facebook – St Mary’s Playgroup.

– Cuppa & Chat in St Patrick’s Hall 10:00am -12noon – next meeting will be in the New Year!
– Bingo in St Patrick’s Hall, doors open at 7:00pm.

– Legion of Mary meeting after 10:00am Mass at St Patrick’s in the side room.
– Choir practice at St Mary’s Church 7:00pm. (Upstairs in the organ loft).

– SVP (Saint Vincent de Paul Society) meeting 6:00pm in St Mary’s presbytery (1st Wednesday of the month only)

– Lectio Divina (Scripture Study) in St Mary’s Presbytery 7:30pm.
Stations of The Cross (Lent only)
7:00pm, please see the newsletter for the location.

All are welcome to attend these events!


Thursday 12th December 12:10pm St Mary’s
SVP Christmas Lunch in St Mary’s Church Hall immediately after the 12:10pm Mass. There will also be entertainment after lunch.

Thursday 12th December 7:00pm St Mary’s
Service of Lessons and Carols followed by mulled wine and mince pies!

Sunday 16th December 4:00pm St Patrick’s
St Patrick’s School Carol Service with readings and drama led by the children. Refreshments available afterwards!

Wednesday 18th December 6:30pm St John’s Hospice
Deanery Mass for the Bereaved followed by Refreshments.

Thursday 19th December 1:30pm St Mary’s School Carols and Readings around the Christmas tree in St Mary’s School.

Thursday 19th December 7:00pm St Mary’s
Advent Penitential Service and Hearing of the Organ followed by Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession). There will be four priests available. During individual Confessions there will be some Variations of Advent Chants played on the Pipe Organ.

Saturday 21st/Sunday 22nd December Usual Sunday Mass times for the Fourth Sunday of Advent

CHRISTMAS EVE – Tuesday 24th December
Christmas Carols at 4:00pm followed by Family Mass at 4:30pm – St Patrick’s Church

Carols and Readings at 6:00pm followed by Solemn Family Mass at 6:30pm – St Mary’s Church

Carols 11:40pm followed by Mass at Midnight – St Patrick’s Church

CHRISTMAS DAY – Wednesday 25th December

Dawn Mass 8:30am – The Good Shepherd (Low Mass)
Daytime Mass 10:30am – St Mary’s Church (Solemn High Mass)

Thursday 26th December 12:10pm St Mary’s
Holy Mass on the Feast of St Stephen, Deacon and Martyr.

Saturday 28th/Sunday 29th December
Usual Sunday Mass times for the Feast of The Holy Family

Wednesday 1st January 2019 11:30am The Good Shepherd
Holy Mass on The Solemnity of Mary. The Holy Mother of God

Saturday 4th/Sunday 5th January
Usual Sunday Mass times for The Solemnity of The Epiphany of The Lord

Details of more events coming soon!

In the meantime please visit our Parish Facebook and Twitter pages or view the weekly Newsletter.