We have a large team of children and young people (both boys and girls) who serve on the altar for Mass. This is a good way for children who have received Holy Communion to get involved. They are encouraged to fill in the form found in the church entrance hall. These forms need to be signed by one of the parents.
Contact: Deacon Paul Evans
Contact: Peter Attridge
The Hall is airy and spacious and is used for Church activities whilst also available for hire (Saturdays only). Part of the Hall is used for St Bernadette’s Pre-School on weekday mornings.
Weekend rental: Saturday from 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm only. The Hall is fully booked during the weekdays.
Contact the Parish Office or 01252 546897 (Tues-Thurs 8.30 am - 12.30 pm)
Coffee after Sunday Mass
We warmly welcome parishioners and visitors to enjoy refreshments in the Church Hall after the 10.00 am Mass on Sundays. A team of volunteers runs this service and we are always pleased to have more people on the rota!Contact: Brian Hayes via the Parish Office
The parish cricket team has been playing a few fixtures for some years now against other local churches.
The team is of varying standards and ages, and we welcome anyone connected with the parish, including family members of active parishioners. We also welcome umpires, scorers, and supporters.
All our matches start as soon after 6.00 pm as we can manage, and are finished by 9.00 pm usually followed by (optional) reflection and refreshment. 2020 fixtures are suspended due to coronavirus.
Contact: Martin Wood, 01252 521806 or after the 10.00 am Mass on Sundays
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help in the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass. Training is available for this ministry and ministers are commissioned during the Maundy Thursday Mass once a year.Please approach Father Tony if you would like to be part of this ministry team.
Contact: Father Tony
Knights of St Columba
A fraternal order organised nationally for practising Catholic men aged 16 and over. Membership is non-party political and is not exclusive to any class of people other than they must be practising Catholics. Their aims are to serve God, the Church and each other in Charity, Fraternity and Unity.
Contact: Ray Harden (via the Parish Office)
Music Ministry & Choir
The Choir sings at the 10.00 am Mass every Sunday and at the most important liturgies in the Church year. New members of the Choir and instrumentalists are always welcome.
Contact: Martin Wood or ask at the 10.00 am Mass.
Prayer, praise, fellowship and spiritual talks for women. 8.30 am on the first Saturday of every month in the Church Hall.
Contact: Anne Diaz (via the Parish Office)
Parish Magazine - New Visions
New Visions is our Parish magazine. It is published 3 times each year (Easter, Summer and Christmas) and contains parish news and interesting articles. We are always keen to receive contributions for New Visions - publishing deadlines coincide with the end of the Easter, Summer and Christmas school terms.
Contact: Bernie Fife-Shaw (via the Parish Office)
A number of prayer groups meet within the parish.
Contact: Deacon Paul Evans
Lay readers proclaim the Liturgy of the Word during Mass by reading the first and second readings. They may also read the Psalm where this is not sung by a member of the choir or read by the congregation. Readers also read the Bidding Prayers in the absence of the Deacon.
Contact: Mandy Connelly (via the Parish Office)
Senior Parishoners' Club
Spiritual and social activities for senior citizens.Contact: the Parish Office
Welcomers help worshippers as they enter the Church for Mass by guiding them to their seats and helping people during the course of the Mass.Contact: Peter Attridge (via the Parish Office)
Liturgies for children under 7 take place on most Sundays in term time:
For children between the ages of 4-7 years. We have four groups of leaders on a rota basis and are always happy to welcome new members and volunteers. Each meeting has a reading from the Bible - usually the Gospel for the day - a talk and an activity and lasts about 25 minutes.
Contact: Debbie Middleton (via the Parish Office)
For pre-school children aged 4 years and under. Children attending Toddlers’ Liturgy should be accompanied by an adult (usually at least one of their parents).
Contact: Lisa Yeomans (via the Parish Office)