FTiH – Our Partnership Proposals

Forward Together in Hope asks us to look ahead to what might be in store for our parish and the wider Catholic community in our diocese. We have recently completed a document known as Our Partnership Proposals with the other members of our deanery. This has been submitted to the diocese for consideration. We will share further news and updates when they are available. In the meantime you can discuss what this means for us in our parish meetings for Forward Together in Hope and also contact the office if you have any questions.

Parish updates

A special Mass in celebration of mothers will be held tomorrow (Saturday 10th September) at 10am in St Mary’s Church. Why not bring along a favourite photograph of your mother to be placed on the altar during this special Mass. Everyone is welcome – we would love to see you there! Please note that there will be no Mass at St Wilfrid’s tomorrow.

Over the weekend, our parish will be completing the Forward Together in Hope leaflets during Mass. We will make a digest of the responses we receive and this will help us represent our parish at wider meetings. We will have a parish meeting to share where we are up to following your written responses on Tuesday 20th September at 7pm in St Mary’s meeting room. This will replace the scheduled Forward Together in Hope Group Meeting.

Here’s a few of the highlights taking place in the parish this week:

  • On Monday the art group will be held at 7pm in St Mary’s
  • Tuesday sees the return of the Film Club (2pm) and there will be a Quiz Night (7.30pm) in St Mary’s. We’d love to see you there!
  • Our local CAFOD group will be meeting at 7pm on Wednesday in St Mary’s. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Social meeting for the parish

Social meeting to be held on Tuesday 14th June at 7pm in St Mary’s meeting room. Any new members wishing to attend and be involved in organising activities for the parishes would be very welcome, so please come along.

Youth Agenda meeting in the deanery

Representatives from the parishes in the deanery have formed a group in support of the Youth Agenda. We have a Parish adult representative attending and would welcome young people (Year 10 or above) who would be interested in attending a meeting with other young people in the deanery on Wednesday 22nd June 16 at 7pm. Transport will be arranged. If you would like more information or are interested in attending, please contact us.