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.
Our 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: Many thanks for your continued financial support for this project to support a family displaced by the conflict in Syria. An update meeting was held 24-1-18, attended by 18 people. So far £7,950+ has been raised and a further £455 / month pledged in Standing Order donations. The priority is still to identify appropriate housing for the refugee family. Please see Father John or Tony Cunningham if you would like to get involved. The next meeting (all welcome) is on Wednesday 21-2-18 at 7pm in Church.
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
FOR ALL COMMUNITY CENTRE ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL 0161 480 0741
Times of services for this week:
Fri 11.15am & Sat after 12noon Mass
Meeting for all interested in the Community Centre, Tuesday 20th Feb at 7.00pm in the Centre Lounge