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 William Johnstone

 

LATEST NEWSLETTER - Click Here

 

CERTIFICATE OF CATHOLIC PRACTICE

To download the form requesting a Certificate of Catholic Practice click here

 

RESPONDING TO THE CRISIS CAUSED BY THE WAR IN UKRAINE

To read the letter from Caritas Westminster on how to help the Ukrainian refugees coming to the UK  please click here.

 

PARISH OFFICE 

Please note the Parish office is open on the following days and times :-

 

Tuesday  9:00am to 11:00am

Saturday 9:00am to 11:00am

 

 BISHOPS' CONFERENCE STATEMENTS

 Returning to Mass at Penticost. To read statement please click here

Migration issues in the UK. To read statement please click here

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF OUR PARISHES

The financial support of parish life is crucial and needed. 

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 or Fr. William. 

St Bonaventure's

Our Lady's

Holy Family

We are grateful to those who are already paying by standing order.

We also offer our thanks to those who have contributed through the Virgin Money Giving pages. This money giving scheme has now been closed.

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.

 

THE WELWYN GARDEN CITY CHURCHES PUBLIC MASSES. 

 

Our Churches are now subject to the following regulations -

 

Face coverings are optional.

Mass books and hymn books in use.

Printed newsletter every week.

Holy Water in the stoups as you enter church. However, we will ensure that at the end of each Mass the stoups will be emptied, wiped clean and fresh Holy Water put in for the next congregation.

Benches are not blocked off.

Votive candles available to light at the stands. Please be very careful if you have the santising gel on your hands - your fingers could catch light!

Altar Servers back in action! Please ensure you have an alb which fits and come early for a run through the serving.

Holy Communion to the Sick and the housebound is possible. Again, please let Fr. Norbert know soon. The format of how the Blessed Sacrament is taken from Mass will be outlined.

Holy Communion Priests and Eucharistic Ministers are to continue wearing masks and sanitising their hands for the distribution of Holy Communion. It is really good practice for those coming up to Communion to receive the Sacred Host before they leave the priest or the Eucharistic Minister.

Chapel at Our Lady's will be open once more for quiet prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Fr. Norbert will open it at 7am and close at 6pm.

Teas and coffees on Sundays and weekdays will be possible following the pattern from before the pandemic. Good hygiene will be crucial. Those who would like to
offer this hospitality should let Fr. Norbert know.

 

Schedule of Masses for the period Monday 23rd May 2022 to Sunday 29th May 2022 click here

 

 

PARISH  STREAMING OF MASSES FROM MONDAY 23rd May 2022 TO SUNDAY 29th May 2022 

Date   Available from From  
         
Sunday 29th May 2022   10:00am Our Lady's Click here
         
         

 

SACRAMENTS

 

Current regulations

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals can all take place.

Baptism If you are thinking about Baptism of your child, contact Fr. Norbert to arrange a date.


Weddings If you are planning to get married this year or next in WGC or beyond, please let Fr. Norbert know so that the necessary preparation and paperwork can be organised.


Funerals No limit on numbers.

 

MASS ON RADIO

If you are aware of someone not on the internet who would like to follow Mass, RTE Radio broadcasts Mass on 252 Longwave. For those who have a digital radio, Radio Maria broadcasts in London on DAB+ and in the Cambridge area on DAB.

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.

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

 CLICK ON NEWS FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

 

 

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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