The parish has a wide range of activities and provides opportunities for all, young or old, to get involved in parish life. There are contact details for each of them.
The choir sings at the 9.00 a.m. Sunday Masses, and on request for other occasions such as weddings and funerals.
A small group of singers and guitarists who accompany the 11.00 a.m. Sunday Masses.
The Music Group
Special Ministers & Readers
There is always opportunity for more Readers, especially for the Sunday evening Mass.
The Parish supports the Catholic International Funding agency through a variety of charitable means.
Candidates for the Parish programme begin their preparation after Christmas, concluding with the LPA Celebration of the Sacrament in one of the four Churches of the area, usually during the month of June.
Parish Catechists - Sara Dawson (Lead) Tel: 01565-754584, Nicola Jones, Sean Dowie and Andrea Ross.
St Vincent De Paul (SVP)
The ladies are involved in a variety of activities to raise money for the Parish.
Their coffee mornings, held on the first Friday of the month, have to date raised over £7,000 for CAFOD.
The SVP is small group of brothers and sisters. We visit the sick and housebound, offer help for the needy, and support for overseas students. If you wish to join us in our work, please get in touch.
Contact: Imelda Brown
It would be a welcome addition to the Liturgy if a number of young people could be added to the regular rota of Readers.
Co-ordinator : Frank Sharkey.
Contact: Maureen Sanderson
For more information on the work of the SVP, follow this link......
Contact: David Tredwell....
The Prayer Group
The group meets on Thursdays at 10.30 a.m.
Contact Sheila McCallum, telephone: 01565 653624.
Parish co-ordinator: Joanne Keighran
Children from the age of four have their own reflections on the Liturgy of the Word each Sunday at 9.00am Mass, and occasionally at 11.00am.
They process out from the congregation following the Introduction and rejoin for the Offertory.
Contact: John Galligan
Justice & Peace
Mothers and toddlers
R C I A
Rehearsals are usually on Wednesdays after the 7.00 p.m. Mass.
The group meets on Wednesday mornings during term time between 10.00 - 11.30 a.m.
Contact Carolyn Stead (01565-640754) for details.
A second group meets on Fridays at the same times and the contacts are Becky Ollier (07973412539) or Eva Ross (07827997132).
Under the chairmanship of Mr David Perls, this group assists with the planning and preparation of Parish Social activities.
e-mail : Perls@btopenworld.com
For more information, click on the link to Cafod....
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the normal means whereby a person seeks entrance into the Church.
The parish programme runs from September through till Easter.
Principle Parish Catechists - John & Sheila Flynn.
Follow the link to the RCIA Network for more information....
St Vincents is twinned with Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted, a parish in the slums of Manilla where there is crushing poverty and little or no work. Many of the children suffer with physical disabilities or learning difficulties. With no welfare benefits to assist them, the community is heavily dependent on charitable aid.
With money raised from a variety of social events in the church hall, the Twinning Group has been able to fund feeding programmes, and to set up a library where the children are educated by volunteers.
New helpers in the group very welcome. Please contact:
Hugo McCorkell at.... firstname.lastname@example.org