Spiritual Life


Parents should contact the parish office in the first instance to arrange a date to attend a pre-Baptism preparation evening.  Godparents should be practising Catholics, who have reached the age of 16, and have been Confirmed and received their First Holy Communion. Friends and family from other Christian denominations who have been baptised may stand as witnesses.

For more information please contact the parish office.

First Holy Communion

Children in the Parish who are beginning Year 3 (or above) at Primary school are eligible to join the Programme to prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist. Due to the pandemic, the current year’s celebration will happen in September.  Please look out in the weekly parish email for details on how to enrol for the 2021-22 programme..


The sacrament of Confirmation builds on the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and Holy Communion, completing the process of initiation into the Catholic community.

During Confirmation, the focus is on the Holy Spirit, who confirmed the apostles on Pentecost and gave them courage to practice their faith. Catholics believe that the same Holy Spirit confirms Catholics during the Sacrament of Confirmation and gives them the same gifts.

Traditionally, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, right judgement, courage, knowledge, reverence, and wonder and awe. These gifts are graces given to the soul. The fruits of the Holy Spirit are love, kindness, joy, peace, patience,  goodness, self-control, gentleness and faithfulness. All of these human qualities that can be activated by the Holy Spirit.

For more information please contact the parish office.


12 month’s notice is required by the Diocese leading up to a wedding can take place. This time is required for the couple to have meetings with Fr David, for the necessary paperwork to be organised and for marriage preparation course to be attended. Couples should contact the parish office initially to make an appointment to see Fr David and a provisional date for the wedding can be made.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the rite through which adults are received into the Catholic Church.

If you are thinking of becoming a Catholic or would like to find out more about our faith, then please do get in touch by contacting the parish office. The programme begins in the Autumn.  Meetings are held on Monday nights and members of the group who decide to become a Catholic ar received into the Church at the Easter Vigil.

Please fill in the form below and hand it into the parish office.

Anointing of the Sick

If a relative is unwell at home  in hospital or in a care home, the family can contact the parish office to request a visit from Fr David to administer the Sacrament of the Sick.


In order to arrange a Requiem Mass or a service at a crematorium, families should initially contact an undertaker, who will liaise with the parish office to arrange a date and time agreeable to the family and Fr David, who will then see the family to discuss details of the service itself.

Mass Intentions

To have a Mass offered for a particular intention please contact the Parish office or fill in detail in a brown envelope in the Church Porch and post through the letterbox.

Daily Prayers Mass Readings RCIA Form Church of the Holy Name

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