Fr Anthony Mai Lac Thien

    We have received the following acknowledgment and photos from Fr Thien’s great nephew from Western Australia. Thank you to all who provided information.
    Thank you so much for the wealth of information and the beautiful grave site pictures. My uncle (Nelson Mai, youngest nephew of Fr Anthony Mai) who lives in Sacramento in the United States gave me a guitar that he believed was handcrafted by Fr Anthony. It has always been on my mind to find out more information about Fr Anthony and you have greatly helped me. I am inspired by the wonderful words from so many who loved Fr Anthony, and your kindness and generosity of gathering the resources for me. I am strengthened in my priesthood by the people’s words of admiration for my great-uncle.
    I have attached a few pictures of the guitar handcrafted by Fr Anthony Mai. The incredible 1965 vintage design of this guitar has made my learning and teaching of the guitar to seminarians and priests so much easier. I am still using the guitar to teach some young musicians to be able to play and sing for their personal and parish needs. Again, thank you so much, and I hope one day I may be able to visit Our Lady and St Christopher’s parish and celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving.
    Click here to view the images
    Yours in Christ
    Fr Dat Vuong PP

  • 3rd August 2015

  • 200 Club Winners for June & July

    Congratulations to the following who were winners in our 200 club draws over the last couple of months:
    June – John Hostler, Margaret Shaw, Valerie Maguire and Cath & Brian Rogers
    July – Fred Walker, Kathy Burton, Pat & Anthony McKenna and Eileen Bush.
    The next draw will take place on Saturday 29th August.


    During this Diocesan Year for Vocations, the Bishop will be leading an hour of prayer as an act of intercession for vocations. The Holy Hour for our deanery will take place at Christchurch, Heald Green on Thursday 17 September from 2.00 – 3.00pm. There will be reflections on the universal call to holiness, the vocations of marriage and family, of the Consecrated Life and the Ministerial Priesthood and the Permanent Diaconate.

  • 17th July 2015

  • The Promised Land: Youth 2000 Summer Prayer Festival at Walsingham, August 27-31

    This is a 5 day Prayer Festival for young adults aged 16 – 35 packed with dynamic talks, live-band worship, powerful prayer times, fun social activities, creative workshops, in-depth discussions, evening entertainment and loads more. With top speakers from the USA and all over the UK. See poster in porch. Please see the poster in the Calendar of Events for further details

  • Weekend Mass Rota’s

    The Rota’s for the weekend Masses are to be made available on the website and can be accessed through the ‘Rota’s’ menu on the home page. As the information becomes available, there will be a page for each weekend Mass. A number of rota’s for the weekend Masses are available to view now.

  • 15th July 2015

  • Summer 2015 edition of the Shrewsbury Catholic Voice on sale this weekend (4th/5th July)

    The summer 2015 edition of the Shrewsbury Catholic Voice will go on sale throughout churches across the Diocese of Shrewsbury this weekend (4th/5th July)

  • 6th July 2015

  • Car Parking Arrangements

    During the construction of the St Christopher Centre, the following car parking restrictions will apply:
    Weekdays – No access whatever to the rear car park. The drive will be closed from the presbytery. Pedestrian access to school via the right hand side of Church only and down the steps There must be no access whatever to the building site. Saturday Evening & Sunday mornings – The tarmac rear car park will be available
    Please be considerate to our neighbours and to not block the access to their houses. Thank you, Fr Michael.

  • 17th April 2015


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PARISH PRIEST: Canon Michael Gannon VG

Assistant Priests: Rev. Fr Tony McGrath