Please contact our Pastoral Assistant (01223-350787 between 0900 and 1400 Monday - Friday). to confirm the time & date. If it is your first child to be baptised, you are normally required to attend a preparation course. You may purchase a Baptism booklet for further information. There is no charge for Baptism, but your donation to the Church is appreciated. If you wish to donate by cheque, please make it payable to Our Lady & the English Martyrs. A certificate of baptism should be given to you after baptism, but in case it is not, please contact the receptionist (01223-350787 between 9.00 am and 14.00 pm, Monday - Friday) to obtain one, free of charge, as soon as possible.
First Holy Communion
Catechism classes for Catholic children around 7 years old are held on Saturday mornings in the parish centre. Please contact our Pastoral Assistant (01223-350787 between 0900 and 1400 Monday - Friday) for further information.
There is a parish programme for Catholic teenagers who wish to be confirmed. Please check OLEM Notice Board or contact the Receptionist (01223-350787 between 9.00 and 14.00 on weekdays) for further information.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
English: Tuesday 1730; Saturday 09.00, 10.30, and 16.30
Polish: after Sunday 12.15 Mass
Spanish: Contact Fr. Esteban: rafael@firstname.lastname@example.org
Extra times for Confession before Christmas & Easter will be published in the bulletin and in a special Advent and Lent leaflet published at the start of the appropriate liturgical season which are available in the Church
Please contact OLEM at least six months before marriage. It is advisable to book the church before any arrangements are made.
Couples will have to attend a course of instructions given by one of the priests and Marriage Care (01638 - 560580). There is no charge for the Sacrament of Marriage, but your donation to the Church is appreciated. If you wish to donate by cheque, please make it payable to Our Lady & the English Martyrs.
Sacraments for the Sick
OLEM clergy are available for a visit or administering the sacraments for the sick at hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Please do not hesitate to contact OLEM (01223-350787) when there is a request from the sick persons.
Please ask your funeral directors to contact OLEM (01223-350787) as soon as possible. If you wish to invite a specific priest to officiate, please make sure that you contact him personally before any arrangements are made.
If you wish to have a Mass offered for your intention, please contact the Receptionist (01223-350787, between and on weekdays). Please book it well in advance if you wish to have it on a specific day / time.
As a registered charity, we highly appreciate your generosity to help with the church expenses as well as charitable works. There is a very flexible scheme which facilitates your donations to the Church, especially if you are a tax-payer. If you want to donate by cheque, please make it payable to Our Lady & the English Martyrs. Please contact the OLEM (01223-350787 between 9.00 and 14.00 on weekdays) for further information.
There are two private car parks at
OLEM: one is in
If spaces in the church car parks are all occupied, there are several public car parks plus Pay & Display areas situated nearby. This is more likely to happen in the case of baptisms, funerals, weddings, etc.
Please bear in mind that all cars are parked at owners' risk.
All the above information is for guidance only.
If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact OLEM. We are pleased to help you with your queries.
Our Lady and the English Martyrs
Tel:+44 (0)1223 350787