For the Formation of Men and Women Religious and Seminarians

    We pray that religious women and men, and seminarians, grow in their own vocations through their human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation, leading them to be credible witnesses to the Gospel.
  • Barnabus:
    The SVP are having a summer adult clothes collection over the next two weeks for the Barnabus charity. Please bring along your surplus adult clothes in plastic bags for us to pass on.
  • Ladies Group:
    The next ladies chat & cuppa group meeting will be held on Thursday 23rd May at 2pm in St Ambrose Hall.
  • Churches Together:
    The next social evening is on Thursday 23rd May at 7.30pm in Holy Family Hall. All are welcome.
  • May Crowning:
    At parishioners’ request we will joyfully crown the statues of Our Lady in Holy Family and St Ambrose Barlow churches for the month of May during Masses on Sunday 26th May. This is a lovely custom which lets us give thanks to Mary for her intercession for us and for our parish and world.

  • Eucharist Thanksgiving with First Communion Children and Parish Community:
    A new idea is to have a celebration in June with a short service of Adoration and Benediction followed by a parish picnic where we bring our own sandwiches and come together as a community, particularly with celebration of all our first Communion children and their families and their part in our parish community. This will be on Sunday 9th June at 3pm in the grounds at the back of St Ambrose Church. Des and a few others have agreed to help coordinate this. If you are willing to help please speak to Des or Fr Paul.
  • A Year of Encounter:
    With a UK general election due sometime this year, politicians will be looking for our votes. We have a responsibility as Catholics to make sure that parties commit to tackling issues such as poverty and injustice. Raising our voices and contacting parliamentary candidates as a parish community will send a strong signal to those standing for election in our local constituencies. A Year of Encounter is a joint initiative between CAFOD and the SVP equipping Catholics to ask key questions of local candidates at the key moments. Please see cafod.org.uk/encounter for more information.
  • Vocations Weekend for Women (20s & 30s)
    Theme: Discerning God's Call in your life. Dates: 24 - 26 May 2024 Location: Liverpool. To register please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Discernment Workshops 28th May, 11th June, 25th June
    Open to young adults (20s and 30s). In these workshop we will consider what Ignatian spirituality teaches us about clarifying our choices, ways of listening to God's Spirit in our lives and discerning the way forward. For more information contact Sr Lynne FCJ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website www.fcjsisters.org
  • St Vincent de Paul
    The weekly meeting of the older men in the parish for lunch and a chat will be at the Boundary Stone at 1.00pm on Wednesdays whilst the Applewood is refurbished.
    The SVP may be able to assist you or someone you know who needs help. We could help by providing people in our parish with supermarket food vouchers, essential furniture and home items and energy top ups where these are needed. For more information contact our dedicated SVP number 07566725590.
  • Food Bank:
    Please give generously if you are able. Food donated at church is taken to support our local food bank.