Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter

The Pastoral Letter by Archbishop Bernard Longley for the weekend 21/22nd January – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday of the Word of God, Octave of Christian Unity

Click here for a PDF version of the Pastoral Letter

Archbishops Christmas Message

Join after the night mass at St Thomas More’s Kidlington for a small parish celebration wishing one another a Happy Christmas with some mulled wine and mince pie. ~ Happy Christmas

Queen Elizabeth II Rest in Pace.
The weekend masses 17th/18th Sept. offered for the repose of Her Soul.
National Anthem Sung at the end of Each Mass.

  • There will be a book of condolences for Her Majesty the Queen left at the entrances to the churches this weekend and on Monday. 
  • We shall join St Mary’s for an ecumenical service of remembrance for Her Majesty on Sunday night 5.30pm 
  • Monday, 19th September 2022 – Day of Mourning
  • Holy mass celebrated at 9.30, offered for the repose of her soul with prayers as given by the bishop’s conference. 
  • I hope to keep both churches left open on Monday from 9am – 5pm, mourning with the nation. Please feel free to drop by for prayer, light a candle safely etc. Since there would be no supervision, shall appreciate you help volunteered to keep a general watch on the churches as and when you can or pass by. 
  • Please pass this information to those who may not have easy and savvy access to such electronic communications.  

Past Events & Celebrations

Queen Platinum Jubilee Celebrations June 2022

Let’s celebrate with Coffee& Cake on Sunday 5th June at 12 noon in the Parish Hall, Kidlington

Please see poster below for further information and join in the celebration

World Meeting of Families – Resources for Parishes: This summer we are all invited to spiritually gather as a World Family in Christ to celebrate the joy, love, and glory that is the vocation of family life through The World Meeting of Families (WMF), Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 June 2022 for leaf let click here or notice boards at the church porch.  Have look at Prayer Stations for children & Family click here.Online family packs that support faith formation in the home click here.Or you could simply search on line for ‘celebrate trust’.

 Here’s the downloadable resources for Word of God Sunday at your ease and comfort of your chair,  enjoy!! 

  • Women in Scripture PodCast on  Archdiocesan events click here 
  •  Synodal Pathway 2021 -2021 click logo
  •  A good site for bible study (catholic) – ‘Come and see’ click here
  •  Kenelem Youth Ministry In the Diocese News click here 
  • Join Pope Francis in the Rosary Marathon for an End to COVID-19 click here
  •  Climate Change Toolkit (forwarded by Penny Pedley from CTK) click here
  • Let us Dream – The Spirituality Committee  of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has produced a series of reflections based on Pope Francis’ book Let Us Dream for both individual and group use. See below the download. Here’s a good link that explains it click here 
  •   Birmingham Justice and Peace new website click here 
  •  Archdiocese of Birmingham news  click here
  • Discover the rosary mysteries for Our Lady of Silence – Rosary of the Silence of Jesus and Mary click here 
  • To support the faithful during the pandemic, The CTS New Sunday Missal 2021 is now £1.99Click here 
  •  News from Bishop’s Conference in England & Wales click here

Mass Times

St Thomas More
Saturday Vigil: 6.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am
Holyday: 9.30am
Weekday: varies see newsletter 
Confession: Saturday 5.00 – 5.30
Benediction: First Fridays after mass 12.30 -1.00 normally

St Hugh
Sunday :9.30am
Holyday: 7.30pm 

Please also have a look at the Service Tab