Please note that as the Parish Office is closed, emails will be checked periodically and they will be reviewed when the office reopens.  In the event of an urgent query, please call Fr Frank at St Augustine's on 0117 983 3939 or Fr Jim at St Lawrence on 01454 312161.

The Parish website will continue to be updated as regularly as possible. 

If you would like to donate to Our Lady of Lourdes church while our church is closed, please do so below: 

Thank you for all your continued support.

Radio Broadcast of Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi on BBC Radio 4

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Good news for Catholics who do not have access to the internet but do have a radio, 
Sunday Worship will broadcast Mass 
celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols 
from Westminster Cathedral 
on Sunday 14 June at 8.10 am.

Please pass this message on to anyone who 
would welcome this news, perhaps a parishioner, 
a member of your family or among your friends. 

Update on Re-opening of Church for Private Prayer

While we are pleased that the UK government has stated that churches can open for private prayer from the 15th of June 2020, we still have to work on the details of the guidelines/risk assessments needed with the Diocese to make sure churches are safe to open.  Once these have been completed, the Diocese will know which Churches can open.  We will keep everyone up to date when there is news of what our Church is able to offer.  

Getting ready to open again is not a quick and simple process but we are working on the guidelines and we hope to be able to offer some small ways of opening the church safely in the near future, with everyone’s health in the forefront of all decisions.

Keep checking the website for any updated information.

Whilst we are still unable to receive the Eucharist due to the coronavirus pandemic, remember the spiritual communion prayer that can be said from home.

“My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart ... I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You,”

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School - Re-Opening & New Reception Class 2020

As Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School has re-opened this week and they they would like to share a video to reassure families and make children aware of new routines and changes to the environment ahead of their return.  Watch the video here

The school also have a special welcome video for the new Reception Class of September 2020 who would in normal circumstances have an induction session this term.  Watch the welcome video here

Further information on their re-opening can be found on their new COVID-19 information page and more information on the new Reception Class will be available soon on their New Reception Class 2020 page the school website.

For more information, please contact the school directly on Tel: 01454 867160, Email: or visit their website

Pentecost Sunday - National Rosary Rally

National Rosary Rally 9am to 9pm – England, Wales, Scotland

Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics to pray the Rosary in their family homes during the month of May, especially when the Pandemic is making us aware of the value of our families and making it possible for us to pray together in lockdown at home.  He encourages simple Rosaries and joining online Rosary initiatives to pray to Our Lady for deliverance from Covid-19 and he has composed two prayers for this intention.  At some point between 1pm and 2pm  join Bishop Declan and so many others around our Diocese in saying the rosary in your home, to pray for an end to the pandemic. 

Click here to download the flyer

Pentecost Message from Bishop Declan

Watch Bishop Declan's Pentecost Message here

Special Newsletter from the Diocesan Safeguarding team

A special newsletter from the Diocese Safeguarding team, giving advice and guidance whilst we adhere to the current lockdown situation.