Parish Groups & Prayer Groups

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We look forward to welcoming you at Mass.

Ave Maria !

Altar Servers

If you or your child wants to take an active part in the liturgy of the parish as a server, please have a word with Deacon Vincent or the MC (Master of Ceremonies) of the Mass, who will be delighted to help you. Servers should have made their First Communion and usually commit to some training before being able to assist at Mass.

Click here to see and download the Altar Servers Guidance.

Bible Study & Charismatic Prayers

Fridays – 7 PM in the Church.

Ghanaian Community

Have no fixed date but book meeting rooms as needed, notice will be provided via the parish newsletter.

Knights of St. Columba

Meet every 4th Monday from 8pm to 9:30pm in the Parish Prayer Room.

Life Ascending

A prayer and social group for senior members of the parish. Come in for a cup of tea, a friendly chat and prayer and reflection, after the Monday 10am Mass in the parish room.

Music at St Mary’s

There are many opportunities to get involved with music at St Mary’s, particularly through playing and singing at Mass. If you would like to know more, please speak to singers/musicians after each of the following Masses.

Director of Music – Eldon Murray
Young Adults Choir – Matthew Fletcher (Matt)
Children & Young People (Singers & Musicians)- Penelope Stokoe (Penny)

Parish Music Groups – Singers & Musicians

1st Sunday monthly: Parish Ugandan Community Choir, 10.45am Mass.

2nd & 3rd Sunday monthly: Parish Latin Choir, 10.45am Mass.

3rd Sunday monthly: Children & Young People, 9.15am Mass.

3rd Sunday monthly: Young Adults, 12.15pm Mass.

4th Sunday monthly: Parish Filipino Community Choir, 10.45am Mass.

5th Sunday monthly: Parish Male Voice Choir (MVC), 10.45am Mass.

All other Sundays, the main Parish Choir sings at the Sunday 12.15pm Mass and a Cantor and Organist serve at the 9.15am Mass.

For more have a look at our webpage on music at St Mary’s.

SFO (Secular Franciscan Order)

Meet every 4th Sunday, 12pm to 4pm in the Parish Prayer Room.

St Mary’s Friendship Network

Age group – 2o to 40 years, single or married.

Meetings 1st & 3rd Sunday monthly, parish centre, after the 12.15pm Mass.

Click here for more details and join us.

St. Mary’s Women’s Group

Every 3rd Tuesday monthly , 7:30pm–9pm in the Parish Prayer Room.

St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP)

The SVP is a part of an international lay Christian voluntary organisation actively working with the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised in more than a hundred countries. It seeks to respond to the call every Christian receives to bring the love of Christ to those it serves in the spirit of the Gospel message.The SVP at St Mary’s meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 4pm-5:30pm in the Parish Prayer Room.

Ugandan Community

No fixed date but book meeting rooms as needed, notice will be provided via the parish newsletter.