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: Please see the new section containing updates and forms here
IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT COMMUNITY CENTRE:
A full damp survey has now been completed of the whole building and approx. 50 square metres of dry rot has been found in the hall. Work is now taking place to deal with the problem.
The lounge and annex have been passed as safe to use, although there is a small unrelated issue with the floor that needs to be fixed. The plan is to hold the playgroup and wraparound groups in the lounge and annex, together with the scout groups, yoga, Swingin' Affair, and other evening groups.
Whilst not being ideal, this will hopefully be a very short term arrangement before the hall becomes available again. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.
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Parish Coffee morning: 1st Friday of the month, 11am to 1.30pm, Community Centre. All proceeds to Parish funds. Everyone is welcome.
Times of masses & services for this week:
For the hard of hearing, our Loop system is operational again. Please switch hearing aids to ‘T’ in Church
PARISH 90TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (1928-2018): Bishop John will be saying mass on Sat 6th October at 7pm - all welcome to mass and get together in the Community Centre afterwards.