Canon Anthony Dwyer
Our Lady of Lourdes
1 Kirkwick Avenue
01582 712245

Church Address:
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church
Rothamsted Avenue

Office Administrator: Mrs Melanie Armitage
Office hours: 9.30am - 12.30pm, Mon to Thu
Safeguarding Representative: Mrs Brigid Brennan

Our Lady of Lourdes is a Fairtrade Parish and a LiveSimply Parish.


Baptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation, when an individual is welcomed into the church and given sanctifying grace. No other Sacraments can be received without first having been baptised. To baptise means to “immerse in water” and during the ceremony holy water is sprinkled or poured on the head of the individual by the priest. 

Preparation for Baptism

All parents planning a baptism for their child are invited to attend a baptism course, the aim of which is to instruct the parents, as the Church requires, on the meanings and implications of baptism and to ensure that they understand the teaching.

The course is held in two sessions.

The first session covers:

The second session covers:

Dates of future courses are advertised in the Newsletter. If you would like to discuss arranging a Baptism for your child please contact the Parish Office.