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.

Synodal Gatherings

The 2021-24 Synod is a major reform initiative happening in the Catholic Church right now.  We have been part of it, and we continue to be so.  In fact synodality means we all have an active role in helping to discern how the Spirit is guiding our Church.  Your views are most welcome, however you feel about the Church or your own faith!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for an opportunity to sit together in two listening sessions for our Parish community.  We heard an update on the Synod and then used the synodal process to reflect how together as a Parish we can better witness our faith and organise ourselves differently to do so.

If you were unable to participate in the meetings, but would like to share your thoughts, you will find the questions from the both meetings below:

Questions from meeting 1:

Q.1: How do we witness as a Parish and proclaim our faith to:
▷those who have never heard of Christ;
▷those who have ceased walking with Christ;
▷those with whom we worship Christ (those who go to church)?

Q.2: How should we organise ourselves as a Parish to do this more effectively?

Questions from meeting 2:

Q.3: What concrete steps/formation opportunities would help us begin to witness and proclaim our faith more effectively?

Q.4: What structures may need to change?  How might we need to develop the way we are organised currently?

Please send your responses to