Training sessions regarding finance, property, GDPR and safeguarding.

The Archdiocese will be providing training sessions for parishes regarding finance, property, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and safeguarding. It is anticipated that each of the speakers will be available for questions over lunch. Lunch and coffee will be provided. The session in Oxford will be held as follow:

Saturday 13th July 2019 at the Parish of Our Lady Help of Christians, Oxford. Address: 59 Hollow Way, Cowley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 2ND.

If you would like to attend the training session please confirm your attendance in advance by contacting the Property Administrator, Lewis Massey, at

Date for diary – Oxford Mission.

All who volunteer, or contribute to groups, in the parish are warmly invited to a meeting to discuss preparing for the city-wide Catholic Mission in 2020. Representatives from the Deanery and Diocese will discuss with parishioners how we might best contribute to this, both as a parish and as part of the wider Deanery. The meeting will be held on Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm, in the parish hall – if you volunteer in any way do come along!

The Archdiocese hearing in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)

The Archdiocese hearing in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) begins in London on Monday 12 November, and runs until Friday 16 November.

The Archdiocese believes that the work being done by IICSA is of great significance and supports the aim of strengthening and improving safeguarding practices and cultures within the Church.

The welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is a fundamental priority for the Archdiocese. Fostering a culture which has safeguarding at its very heart remains a key part of our work.

If you would like to speak to someone about safeguarding and the Church’s work, please call 0121 230 6240.

If you would like to speak to someone independent of the Church you can contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.

Please pray with us for all victims of abuse, and for all those involved in the work of this important Inquiry.

Last weekend’s Pastoral Letter on this matter can be found on the Archdiocese website

Sick List Notice

Sick List Notice: If your name or the name of a friend/relative is on the parish list of prayers for those who are sick, and would like the name to remain on the list, would you please print and then complete a copy of the Sick List Form which can be found here:  Sick List Form 2018 ‎. The completed form should be handed to the parish priest or delivered to the parish office please.

We need to make sure that you or your friend or family member has consented to their name being on the list. This is because the list can be seen by a lot of people, as it is available for anyone to pickup in the church and is also published on the internet through the parish website. In a couple of weeks’ time, the list will be restarted with the names of all for whom the parish have consent. This is necessary to make sure the church take proper care of your information and complies with current data protection law.

Sick list and Mass Intention FAQ for GDPR

New Parish Priest

Fr. Pius has been appointed as the new Parish Priest of St Anthony of Padua by the Archbishop Bernard Longley

A message from Fr. Pius: I will like to thank all parishioners who have sent their best wishes to me on my appointment as the Parish Priest of St Anthony of Padua by the Archbishop Bernard Longley. May you continue to pray for me and our Parish. Looking forward to a collaborative ministry.