St Catherine's is an established and thriving Catholic parish on School Lane in Didsbury, part of the Diocese of Salford www.salforddiocese.net.
The Church shares a space with a primary school
(St Catherine's) and a Community Centre. Together they sustain a diverse community which includes people of all ages and backgrounds.
The St Catherine's community prides itself in its inclusivity and welcome to new people. Our priest is Father John Hitchen and the parish sits within the diocese of Salford. It also proudly supports The Barlow RC High School.
Visitors are welcome at all our services and Parish Groups are always seeking new members and volunteers. Please come along and join us. Also please get in touch with your comments, feedback and suggestions about this website using the form below.
COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP GROUP: Fundraising for this scheme, to resettle a family displaced by the crisis in Syria, is ongoing and has so far raised a total of £8,157.10, which includes a very sizeable, generous, personal donation. We are very grateful to the Pantomime Committee, who have pledged a further £1,600 from their ticket sales. This year Standing Orders have also been set up by parishioners and others to pay regular monthly amounts. The Parish Group organising the scheme are very grateful for your contributions to such a magnificent total in such a short time.
However, securing a suitable property for the family is still causing us a problem and we would appeal again to see if anybody knows of any private landlords who would be willing to talk to us about this subject and the negotiation of a viable rent that both sides would be happy with. Information about the scheme is on display on the table at the back of Church or please contact Tony Cunningham (07709 547461) for any further information needed.
Investigation into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) The safeguarding of children, young people & vulnerable adults is at the heart of the Church’s mission. There is no place in the Church, or indeed society, for abuse, which can affect people for their entire lives.
We recognise that with increased reporting & the ongoing national enquiry it has raised awareness of abuse & this may have led to individuals to reflect on their own experiences. The Diocese of Salford encourages all those who have any concerns of abuse past or present by any person connected to the Diocese to report such abuse to either Dawn Lundergan, Safeguarding Co-Ordinator or Cath Taylor Safeguarding Officer via the contact details as follows: Tel 0161 8172206, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Times of services for this week:
Fri 11.15am & Sat after 12noon Mass
Minutes of recent meeting (held 20-2-18) are available below
FOR ALL COMMUNITY CENTRE ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL 0161 480 0741