We are a church open to all Catholics in the area. Our teams aim to offer something for everyone. If you'd like to get involved, please do get in touch!



We support each other through prayer. If you have a specific prayer request, please use the book at the back of our church to share this with us. 



We enjoy both traditional and modern Christian music at St Mary's and welcome instrumentalists and singers who would like to contribute their talents at Mass. Our open choir regularly sings the psalms and hymns at the Family Mass. A parish choir rehearses and performs carols at Christmas and paschal hymns at Easter.

children's liturgy


We offer children’s liturgy sessions during 10 am Mass on Sundays (term-time). During the sessions we explain the week’s Gospel reading for children aged 0 - 8 often in creative and imaginative ways using drama, props, songs, arts and crafts or just words.


New volunteers welcome, please contact Helen Doran or Holly Graham.


sacramental preparation

We prepare children for baptism, first communion and confirmation and adults for baptism, reception into the Church and confirmation through a range of sacramental preparation courses.

For baptisms, please contact Father Peter.

Registration forms for first holy communion will be available in the autumn. Please look out for announcements via the parish newsletter.

Registration form for adults seeking reception into the church, adult baptism or confirmation (RCIA), please contact Holly Graham.



INCENSED Youth Group (ages 10+)

Join us for games, chat and fellowship on the last Sunday of each month, 11:15 am – 12 noon, in the community room in Father Terry’s house. With Holly and Kristy.

If you'd like to talk to our teenagers about a topic, let us know.

senior citizens club


Our seniors are at the core of our community. We offer senior citizens afternoons once a month (usually on a Tuesday) for tea, fellowship and often a speaker. Other popular events are an annual seniors' lunch and entertainment throughout the year. See the parish newsletter for details.

svp & proclaim


The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) offers practical help to people in times of need or difficulty. Our team meets every Monday evening in the community room in the presbytery. Their work is our parish's focus as part of the diocesan initiative Proclaim.

New members always welcome. Please contact Mike Lynch via the parish office for more information.

justice & peace


J & P promote justice, peace and care of the environment in our parish life and maintain strong links with projects in Ethiopia. The group also promotes the work of CAFOD in the parish.

For more information or to join the J&P team, please contact Daniel Servini via the parish office.

legion of mary

The Legion of Mary meets every Monday afternoon at 3 pm in the presbytery.​

For more information or to join the group, please contact Margaret Ryan via the parish office.

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