Faith and Sacraments
Welcoming new people, sharing faith and celebrating the stepping stones in the Christian life are the heart of what we are about at Our Lady of Lourdes parish. We cannot name the date for any public celebrations at present, due to the government's Covid-19 restrictions, but:
Infant Baptism: contact Fr. Rob and he will be delighted to talk with you about how we can prepare your family to bring your child into the Church
First Communion: we are most of the way through our current programme of preparation for children in Year 3 or above and will arrange to share communion with our children just as soon as we are allowed to reopen the church
Confirmation: again, we are nearly at the end of our Confirmation course for young people in Year 10 or above (who were due to be confirmed by Bishop Richard on May 2). Confirmation will be celebrated in our parish as soon as we are able to arrange this.
Marriage Preparation: congratulations if you've just got engaged! Please contact Fr. Rob as soon as possible to discuss how we can help you to build good foundations for a lifetime's commitment to each other and support you in the practicalities of arranging a wedding. Our Bishop asks you to give a year's notice of your intention to marry.
Adults Exploring Faith: see information about Alpha courses on this website or contact Fr. Rob to have a chat at any time.
The details below are for information only.
For information on our Baptism preparation programme, please click here - Baptism Preparation.
For details of our First Holy Communion programme, please click here - First Holy Communion.
For information on our Confirmation programme, please click here - Confirmation.
If you wish to be married or prepare for marriage at Our Lady of Lourdes, please contact Fr. Rob.