Bishop Mark’s Homiley from Lourdes

    The Rt Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, has warned pilgrims in Lourdes of the dire consequences of Parliament approving an assisted dying Bill.
    He said that the Private Member’s Bill, due to be introduced by Labour MP Rob Marris on September 11, would lead Britain on the path to euthanasia and bring pressure to bear on some of the most vulnerable members of society.
    The Bishop declared that “we have good reason to fear that the right to die will quickly become the duty to die”.
    The full text of the Homily can be found here.

  • 6th August 2015


    We are producing a 2016 Wall calendar which will be available after the Summer …..please keep an eye out for more details soon.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 Office usual hours:
9.15 am - 4.15 pm weekdays (except Thursday)

PARISH PRIEST: Canon Michael Gannon VG

Assistant Priests: Rev. Fr Tony McGrath