A Very Warm Welcome to our parishes!
What can I expect?
Everything! God desires only and always your good.
We come from all sorts of different situations having experienced the knocks, the challenges and the joys of life with our family, friends and communities.
Maybe you have just moved into one of our parishes, may be you have lost touch with the church and are looking for a way to come back or maybe you are searching for something meaningful..... There are all sorts of reasons!
Can I come along to see what it is all about?
Absolutely. You won't be the first who wants to explore their Faith and find a church that suits you. We also know how hard it can be to take that first step through the door. Debbie is usually at St Pius during the parish office opening times so why not give her a call and come and have a look round. We would love to see you.
Is there parking?
Both churches have free car parking. At Sacred Heart it is alongside. At St Pius X it is to the rear, with the entrance being between the church and the primary school.
Is there public transport?
None that is really convienient for the Sunday Masses! We do have parishioners who are willing to offer lifts so do contact Debbie at the Parish Office.
This is at the side of the Sacred Heart and at the front of St Pius. Both Churches have a hearing loop system. St Pius has a designated disabled access toilet.
Are there facilities for my children?
We are delighted that children are very much part of the family of God and our parishes. The children get really excited about bringing their work back from the weekly Childrens Liturgy at St Pius or preparing for 'their' Mass on the Second Sunday of the month at both parishes.
Both the First Holy Communion programme and Confirmation Preparation are run bi-annually. The parishes get together for this, so it is a great oppotunity for the kids from a wide area to mix with each other.
St Pius X has a fabulous area for lively newborns and toddlers who just want to wander around, be noisy and play! However we do only encourage you to use this in extreme circumstances. Most times it is the parents, not the people around them, who feel children are causing disruption. If needs must, large windows provide good sight into the church and the sound system means you don't miss out on hearing the Mass. There is a baby changing mat in the disabled toilet area.