*Please note. Mass on Sunday 30th August will be celebrated at St Thomas of Canterbury church and not at Our Lady, Star of the Sea church. This will be the penultimate Mass celebration before the final Mass of Thanksgiving being celebrated at St Thomas of Canterbury Church on Wednesday 9th September 2020. You must have a ticket to attend the final Mass. For further information on how to obtain a ticket for the final Mass of Thanksgiving at St Thomas of Canterbury church, please click here .
All Mass times are as above but please follow the links below for what to expect as we open our churches again including the compulsory wearing of face coverings.
We are now cautiously reopening of our churches and places of worship. You can find details of what we will be doing differently to protect our community by clicking the image on the right or click here.
A questionnaire has also gone out to all the local parishes in our area, for anyone is interested in helping our church buildings be open to the public. Please download either form below, fill out the form and return it by email or post. If you need help or advice doing this, please contact the parish office. Thank you.
I feel as lockdown eases it is a good time to share my own reflections from my prayer and reading and more importantly from the vulnerability of my own heart. Please see video below.
Until further notice to comply with the latest Government Instructions there will be no public acts of worship in our churches. This will be under continuous review as Government advice changes.
Fr. Dominic will continue to celebrate Mass via a live stream at 8:30am Monday to Saturday and 9:45am Sunday, from Our Lady Star of the Sea Church physically alone but in communion with the whole Church and will remember all in his prayers.
The live stream for Mass will appear above at the time of Mass and remain for people to watch until the next Mass celebration takes place.
Sunday Masses Celebrated in private by Fr. Dominic will be offered for ‘the people of the Parish’. However, if you have an intention you wish to be offered at one of the ‘non-Sunday’ Masses, please clearly write the intention and place it in an envelope with offering, then post through the Our Lady Star of the Sea Presbytery green post-box. They will be offered by Fr. Dominic at one of his daily Masses on his own.
Welcome to our Parish
As a parish we are always seeking new ways to enable people to feel welcome and at home within our community. We believe that everyone should be valued and respected as ‘children of God’ and are committed to enabling people both young and old to come to realise this more and more in their daily lives.
Based upon our own experience of God, we try to live out the Gospel values in everything we do, both at home, in our work place and in our community prayer. We realise that, wherever we are, whatever we are doing, we are ‘church’ and so are called to witness to the love of God in our lives.
We hope that as you look through our web site you will experience the unity we are striving for within our parish and realise that as a Catholic community we find our strength through the Eucharist which leads us into a deeper relationship with Christ and one another.
Our simple prayer