Groups and Associations
If you wish to volunteer for any of the following , please fill in the Volunteering form. On the form, you need to tick the relevant jobs in the list and fill in your details.
The layout of this page has been changed recently. Instead of three vertical columns, there are three sections describing the Knights of St Columba, Union of Catholic Mothers and the Social & Welfare Group. (Try double-clicking for these links!)
It is emphasised that all groups are of equal importance to the parish.
Knights of St Columba
The Knights of St Columba, Council 493 meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 8.00p.m. in the Parish Centre after attending Mass at 7.30p.m. in St Pauls Church.
If any Catholic man over 16 years of age wishes to become a Knight, he is welcome to attend our Mass and meetings, or contact any Knight whose details will appear soon on this web page.
The Knights of St Columba, based in the parish, recently paid for the renovation of the Sanctuary Lamp at St Paul's church as part of their involvement in the parish.
Suspended by chains from the ceiling, over the front of the altar, is the Sanctuary Lamp which is kept burning to indicate the Real Presence of the Eucharist in the Tabernacle.
The lamp has been cleaned and refurbished to return it to its former condition and enhance the lighting to give increased luminance.
The Knights of St Columba and their work were the subject of a recent special article in October 2018.
Union of Catholic Mothers
Who we are
We are a National Organisation of Catholic Women, open to all women of all ages who support our aims and objectives in ...'prayer, love and active witness to marriage, family and Christian life in the world' (from our membership prayer)
What we do
Throughout our 100 year history we have been involved in current affairs, particularly those that impact on family life, lobbying our MPs and MEPs to protect the marginalised and vulnerable in society both home and abroad. We are affiliated to other like-minded organisations, who are active in our parishes and support each other in love and prayer.
For more details of our meetings, please see UCM Meetings
Social and Welfare Group
This group was established in the 70's or 80's to bring together the more senior citizens of the parish. They organise an annual party on a Saturday near to St Patrick's day (March 17th). Sometimes a Mass for the sick is held on a Saturday in the autumn. The group acknowledge the great help given by the Junior School who organise a summer lunch and a pre Christmas meal for senior citizens. Both occasions are hugely enjoyable.
The Lourdes at Home Week in July 2018 was organised by the Social and Welfare group with six different events. It was very well supported by our parish community. A brief description is set out the Recent Events page.