Welcome to our Deanery Website. On this site you will find contact details and links to websites, where they exist, for all the Catholic Parishes in the Deanery, together with Mass Times and  details of our Catholic Schools. Our website brings together the resources of the Coventry Catholic Deanery and provides information about Deanery wide activity.  Coventry  is one of eighteen  Deaneries which make up the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. The Coventry Deanery has the following fourteen parishes: All Souls,  Christ the King and Our Lady of Lourdes with St Augustine’s, Corpus Christi with St Anne’s, Holy Family, Our Lady of the Assumption, Sacred Heart, St Elizabeth, St John Fisher, St John Vianney, St Joseph the Worker, St Mary and St Benedict, St Osburg’s, St Patrick, St Thomas More.  Canon Tom Farrell, Dean of Coventry and Parish Priest of Christ the King.

This weeks newsletters:

All Souls 6&13/8, Christ the King 13/8, Coventry Ordinariate 13/8, Corpus Christi with St Anne 13/8, Holy Family 13/8, Our Lady of the Assumption 13/8, Sacred Heart 13/8, St John Fisher 13/8, St Elizabeth 13/8, St John Vianney  13/8,  St Joseph the Worker 13/8,   Ss Mary & Benedict 13/8, St Osburg 13/8, St Patrick 13/8, St Thomas More 13/8, University of Warwick 13/8.

Peter Martin is a Holy Family Parishioner, and a familiar face in many of the surrounding parishes. He plans to walk the Camino de Santiago 878km / 545 miles between the 25 August and the 8 October 2017, six weeks. He is a 72 year old, and has been training for several months. He is fund raising for Zoe’s Place, which is a home-from-home for babies who have life limiting or terminal illnesses and special complex needs, offering palliative and respite care for babies/infants from birth to five years old. More details of Zoe’s Place and his sponsorship page at www.justgiving.com/peter-martin72 Read his blog on this page.

Weekday Mass Sheets: 

14/8 doc pdf, 21/8 doc pdf, 28/8 doc pdf, 4/9  doc pdf, 11/9 doc pdf, 18/9 doc pdf, 25/9 doc pdf.  Alternative source link.

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Friar Gerard Mary Toman returns home 6th August 2017. On the feast of the Transfiguration,  Friar Gerard Mary Toman returned to his home parish, All Souls Coventry, to celebrate his Diaconate. Friar Gerard was ordained to the diaconate the previous Sunday at Blackfriars, Oxford. Gerard was baptised, made his First Holy Communion, and was confirmed at All Souls as well as being a pupil at All Souls Catholic Primary School. Friar Gerard has been in formation with the Conventual Friars in Oxford for some years. Friar Gerard preached a moving homily on the Transfiguration, praying that we too might be transformed by the Holy Spirit. The parish toasted him with a glass of Prosecco in the parish room after Mass. Also present were Deacon Paul Rabvukwa, Diocesan Seminarian John Waters and of course, parish priest, Fr Michael Brandon. Fr Michael congratulated Friar Gerard on his ordination and said, “Vocations  bear witness to the great love and devotion to be found in this parish. It is you, the people of God, who have created these Vocations by your prayer and faithfulness.”

Coming Up:

Annual Pilgrimage to Harvington Hall. Sunday 3rd September. Confessions from 1.45 – 2.30 pm
Mass @ 3 pm. Free parking. Free timed tours available to all pilgrims (book on the day). Bring your own chairs! Chief Celebrant Bishop Robert Byrne.

St John Fisher. Coventry Intercultural Mass. Sunday 17th September 3.30 pm.

Blessing of the Graves. St Paul’s – 10th September at 3.00 pm. Canley – 17th September at 3.00 pm. Lenton’s Lane – 24th. September at 3.00 pm. London Road – 1st October at 3.00 pm.

The Friends of the Holy Land are holding a National Gathering on Saturday 30th September 10.30am
4.00pm, at the Parish Centre, St Francis of Assisi Church Kenilworth CV8 1HL. The day will focus on what FHL does best: firstly, by sharing news of the challenges faced by Christians living in the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan, and secondly, by describing the support FHL currently gives to over 2,000 of those Christians. A warm invitation is extended to new and existing supporters. There is no charge and lunch is provided. Poster link. To book, contact the office on 01926 512980 or email

Fatima News.  Centenary Year. A special indulgence is available at St Peters on the 13th of each month up to 13th October if you visit us on these days. A new statue of Our Lady of Fatima is now on display. There is also a pilgrim leaflet available by the Fatima display area with details of the indulgence and with other information and resources.

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Annual Celebration of the Multicultural Mass of the African Day 2017 Sunday 13th August. Theme: The Family. St Elizabeth’s, CV6 5BX. Fr Moses and the parishioners of St Elizabeth’s cordially invite you to join them for their celebration of African Day. Followed by BBQ and shared cultural dishes in the parish garden.

Fatima News Sunday 13th August. St Peter’s, Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AE is a pilgrimage church for the Birmingham archdiocese during the Fatima Centenary Year and a special indulgence is available on the 13th of each month if you visit us on these days. On Sunday 13th August there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions and Fatima prayers from 3pm to 4pm. Please see the pilgrim leaflet by the Fatima display area opposite the piety shop for details of the indulgence and other resources. For other information contact Peter Dimambro 01926 428399 mdimambro@hotmail.co.uk

Friday 14th July. Holy Family Jubilee Celebrations. Photos link Congratulations Fr Bernard Anwyl & Father Patrick Brennan.

Friday 30th June. Jubilee Celebrations. On Friday 30th June many parishioners in the Coventry Deanery gathered at Holy Family Church for a Mass to celebrate Priests with various anniversaries. Fr Bernard Anwyl (Holy Family) marked sixty years of Priesthood. Fr Bob Wright (St John Fisher) marked forty years and Fr Pat Brennan (Holy Family), Fr George Bennett (St Patrick’s) and Fr Jonathan Veasey (St John Vianney) all celebrated twenty-five years. The photograph includes Canon Tom Farrell the Dean of Coventry who made a presentation to them. Photographs at https://flic.kr/s/aHskZrocZq

Saturday 17th June. Annual Pioneer Rally.  Sat 17th June 2017 6.30pm Mass Pioneer Hall, Broad Street, Foleshill, Coventry CV6 5AX Followed by Social and Dance, Refreshments provided. Entertainment by Little Jimmy.

Fatima News You are invited to St Peter’s, Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, on Tuesday 13th June, they are the pilgrimage church for the Birmingham archdiocese during the Fatima Centenary Year. A special indulgence is available on the 13th of each month up to 13th October if you visit us on these days. A new statue of Our Lady of Fatima is now on display. There is also a pilgrim leaflet available by the Fatima display area opposite the piety shop, with details of the indulgence and with other information and resources.

Coventry Deanery Vocation’s Mass.  Thursday, 25th May, 6.30 pm, at Holy Family Church. Photographs link

Archbishop Bernard preaching at Coventry Cathedral. Thursday 25th May 7.30pm. Photographs link

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