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.

Could you offer Mary & Joseph a room for the night?

During Advent, the Travelling Crib will be making its way around the parish, beginning with a blessing in Church at the 9.45am mass on 3rd December.

It will then be taken home by a family who plays host to the figures of Mary, Joseph and the donkey for the night, sharing a short act of worship together during which a candle is lit to signify that our travellers have a place to stay.

The next day they pass on the Crib to another family.  This journey symbolises Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus and allows us to take a moment of stillness in an otherwise busy Advent.

It will be an opportunity too for families to get to know each other a little  better as they receive and then deliver on the Crib.

The last hosts will bring the Crib back to Church on Christmas Eve at the Nativity Service at 5pm.

All are welcome to participate in this activity – the young and the young at heart!  Help with transport can be provided if needed.

There will also be a Travelling Crib Diary which will be posted on the parish website.  Even if you are unable to host the Crib you will be able to follow its journey through Advent.

If you would like the Travelling Crib to come into your home, please contact Anne Meehan on 07790 417685 or email