Welcome to the website of the three Catholic parishes serving the Hertfordshire town of Welwyn Garden City and surrounding villages.

We aim to provide information about parish life within our community.

 Parish Priest - Father Norbert Fernandes

Assistant Priest - Father Tony Thomas

 

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PRIEST’S REFERENCE FORMS

With the Secondary School transfer process unfolding, many parents will need a ‘Certificate of Catholicity’. To download the form please click here.  Fill it in and return to Fr. Norbert who will then contact each family to arrange for a Certificate to be issued.

 

THE WELWYN GARDEN CITY CHURCHES ARE NOW OPEN FOR PUBLIC MASSES. 

FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN

For those who have downloaded the Government Covid-19 App, please use the QR Code which has been created (one for each church).

Please note that at present we cannot use the heating in our churches because they have strong blowers and would transmit any airborne virus. We apologise for this. Best to wrap up well if the weather turns much colder.

 Date

Time Location
     
Monday 26th October 2020 7:00pm Our Lady's
     
Tuesday  27th October 2020 9:30am Holy Family
     
Wednesday 28th October 2020 NO MASS NO MASS
     
Thursday 29th October 2020 9:30am Holy Family
     
Friday 30th October 2020 7:00pm Our Lady's
     
Saturday 31st October 2020 10:00am Holy Family
  6:00pm Our Lady's
     
Sunday 1st November 2020 10:00am Our Lady's
 All Saints 6:00pm Holy Family
     
Monday 2nd November 2020 9:30am Holy Family
All Souls 12noon St Bonaventure's
  7:00pm Our Lady's
     

 

For more information, please click here.

 

 

 

PARISH  STREAMING OF MASSES FOR WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 26th October 2020

Date Time From  
       
Sunday 1st November 2020 10:00am Our Lady's Click here
       

 

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF OUR PARISHES

You will note that with public Masses starting again, we will not be having a collection. Coins and notes are a possible source of infection and transmission of the coronavirus and we do not want to put collectors and counters at risk. 

However if you would like to set up a standing order please download the relevant standing order document for your parish. On completion, please return to Fr. Norbert. 

St Bonaventure's

Our Lady's

Holy Family

Another way of supporting your parish financially is by making a donation via Virgin Money Giving page. The donations can be GiftAided. This can also be done on your mobile phone. 

We are grateful to those who already paying by standing order. We also offer our thanks to those who will be able to contribute through the Virgin Money Giving pages. We are also acutely aware of the financial hardship which the present circumstances of pandemic have created for so many and respect totally the fact that some of you are now unable to make contributions. May God bless you all.

Click on the parish below, to which you would like to donate money

St Bonaventure's

Our Lady's

Holy Family

 

FACEBOOK PAGE

 

Please visit our ‘Welwyn Garden City Catholic Churches’ Facebook page.

To connect to Facebook page click on Facebook icon in top right hand corner of this page.

 

  There you will find:

- Live Rosary on Thursday at 7.00pm

- Gospel reflections, posted on Wednesday and Saturday mornings

- Activities for our younger parishioners and all the latest parish news

 

OTHER LIVE-STREAMED MASSES IN THE DIOCESE

A number of churches in the diocese are live-streaming their Sunday and Weekday Masses. For the latest list click here

 

PARISH OFFICE

Please note the Parish office is now closed until further notice.  Any queries or communications should be sent to Father Norbert or Father Tony.

 

HELP DURING THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

We now have a team who are happy to do shopping, collect prescriptions, chat on the phone, etc. If you need any such help, please do contact FATHER TONY and he will put you in contact with someone who can assist you.

(By giving us your contact details you are agreeing that the parishes can use them for the support of vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak)

 

Father Norbert and Father Tony will find other ways of reaching out to you, so do look at both our website and our Facebook page.

 

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St Bonaventure churchSt Bonaventure's Church

St Bonaventure's was the first Church to be built in Welwyn Garden City.  Designed by T.B. Scott, it was dedicated by Cardinal Bourne on 14th September 1926.

Address - 81 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6JF

Access for Wheelchairs, Disabled Access, Hearing Aid Loop, Help for those with Learning Difficulties, Toilet Facilities

Car Parking and Disabled Parking.

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postlesOur Lady, Queen of Apostles Church

Serving south and east of Welwyn Garden City, this Church was built to the designs of Archard and Partners. It is a prominent landmark in the Woodhall district.

Address - 141 Woodhall lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3TP

Access for Wheelchairs, Disabled Access, Hearing Aid Loop, Help for those with Learning Difficulties, Toilet Facilities

Car Parking and Disabled Parking

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Holy Family church

Holy Family Church

Serving the north side of Welwyn Garden City, it dates from 1967 and was designed by De Soissons, Peacock, Hodges and Robertson

Address - 194 Knightsfield, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7RQ

Access for Wheelchairs, Disabled Access, Hearing Aid Loop, Help for those with Learning Difficulties, Toilet Facilities

Car Parking and Disabled Parking.

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