This parish has a long and illustrious history and many generations have worshipped here over the 120 years of its existence.
The Church is well-known and loved. A fuller history of the church and its artifacts can be found in a pamphlet written by Monsignor John Furnival the current parish priest. Today it continues to draw large numbers to Sunday mass, baptisms, weddings and, naturally, funerals, in the course of the year.
You can access Mass times and information about the church and parish and also to the weekly newsletter. Links can be found to other local churches in the area, Pastoral Area activities and ecumenical partnership.
We hope you will find the information interesting and helpful and we would ask you to let others know of the existence of this website
We will soon be entering the Liturgical Season of Lent. Ash Wednesday is on 26th February.
It is a time for reflection, personal and communal prayer, penance and of preparation for Easter. Ash Wednesday Masses 9.10 am and 7.30 pm.
Please note the following extra events during Lent:
-Stations of the Cross each Friday evening at 7.15 pm.
-Early Mass each Friday in Lent at 7.15 am (Service of Communion and Word at 9.10am after Exposition & Morning Prayer).
-Mass in the Primary School, Northern Road Fridays in Lent at 8.00 am. Note this starts Friday 6th March.
Bishop Tom Williams will lead a short Ecumenical Service of Prayer and give a Lent Talk on Wednesday 11th March at 7.pm in St. Helen’s parish centre. Various other Lenten devotions and Talks are advertised on the notice board, including a Scripture Study Day at Irenaeus.
Is on Friday 6th March. As we forego some food that day donations can be made to CAFOD and Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of church.
Clergy and those people associated with the parish will be invited. Other events to be arranged and made known soon. WATCH THIS SPACE!
IMPORTANT New Mass Time Updates: The Sunday mass time has been updated to 10:30AM. There is also a Holy Hour and Mass on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 pm. Mass 7.30 pm.