“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi, founded the Franciscan Order, patron saint of animals and the environment (1181-1286).

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 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 18/2, Christ the King 18/2, Coventry Ordinariate 18/2, Corpus Christi with St Anne 18/2, Holy Family 18/2, Our Lady of the Assumption 18/2, Sacred Heart 18/2, St John Fisher 18/2, St Elizabeth  18/2, St John Vianney 18/2,  St Joseph the Worker 18/2,   Ss Mary & Benedict 18/2, St Osburg 18/2, St Patrick 18/2, St Thomas More 18/2, University of Warwick 18/2.

Weekday Mass Sheets: 

19/2 doc pdf , 26/2 doc pdf,  5/3 doc pdf, 12/3 doc pdf, 19/3 doc pdf, 26/3 doc pdf, 2/4 doc pdf, 9/4 doc pdf, 16/4 doc pdf, 23/4 doc pdf, 30/4 doc pdf, 7/5 doc pdf, 14/5 doc pdf

Photographs from the Induction of  Fr. Pontius Bandua as the Parish Priest of St. Osburg on 22nd February 2018. link

Safeguard the future of Catholic education  The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents some schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. By her own admission, the Secretary of State has said the rule has been ineffective and adversely affects Catholic families. By forcing Catholic schools to turn away Catholic school children on the basis of their faith, the very principle of a Catholic parent’s right to choose a Catholic education is under threat.  Please click link to support

Coming up:

Lent; 25th March – Palm Sunday, 1st April – Easter Sunday.

St. Thomas More Parish is celebrating their 75th anniversary of the founding of the parish. As a part of their celebration they are organising a Parish Mission from 17th Feb to 4th March led by the Sion Community. All are welcome. More inforamtion link

We have an App link  The App is now available for free download. It is compatible with Android and Apple devices. You can find it on the  Google Play Store link and on the App Store link. You can also search for it or click here.

Archive link

Saturday 3rd February from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Christ the King will be hosting a Day of Evangelisation, A day consisting of keynote speakers and workshops, in preparation for two large events  this year in the life of the Church: the World Meeting of Families (21st – 26th Aug) and the Adoremus: Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress (7th – 9th Sept) 2018.  Please bring a packed lunch. For more information contact:  Paul Northam at fieldevang@maryvale.ac.uk or Sr Gillian Murphy at parishesmv@maryvale.ac.uk or

Details of Christmas Mass and penance Service Times link

Listen to Archbishop Bernard Longley being interviewed for the BBC WM Sior Coleman show earlier in the week and played on the radio today (24/12) at Part 1: 20:22-24:45 mins and Part 2 32:18-25:22 mins.
Also listen to Archbishop Longley’s Christmas Message on BBC WM Llewela Bailey show at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05pn01g approx 44 mins in

Watch Fr Toms Christmas message recorded on 23rd December  link



Photos from Cardinal Newman Christmas 2017 Mass are now available at link. Thank you to the school teachers, students, and Fr Pat Brennan. Merry Christmas.

Chapel of Unity at Coventry Cathedral. Sunday 17th December 2pm. German Lutheran Advent Service Service at Coventry Cathedral. Poster link

The Blessing of the Crib in the Coventry Precinct took place on  Sunday 3rd December at 4.00pm. Photos…link



On Monday 27th November Peter Martin presented a cheque for £6,461 to Zoë’s Baby Hospice in Coventry… read more link.  The Full Story



The  Coventry Winter Night Shelter is now open once again for a fifth year 2017.  St Osburg’s is hosting the night shelter on Wednesday evenings/Thursday breakfast.  For more information visit http://hopecoventry.org.uk/projects/coventry-winter-night-shelter/Volunteers needed to help Coventry Winter Night Shelter.  For more information click   here.   Come out of the Cold and into a Coventry Church link

St Joseph the Worker. Advent Vigil 2nd – 3rd December 2017.  On the night of Saturday, 2nd December, the eve of Advent, there will be an all-night vigil (8.00pm – 8.00am) in St. Joseph’s Church, Canley – a night of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament to help prepare us or the great season of Advent. During the night we shall pray the Divine Office of the Church and read the whole of the Gospel according to St. Mark (which is the Gospel we shall be hearing on Sundays in the coming year). The vigil is open to anyone.  You are welcome to come along for as little or as much as you wish. The hall kitchen will be available for refreshments if desired, and you can have a lie-down in the hall if you want. Fr.  Harry Curtis.  Tel: 024 76419111. Address: 1 De Montfort Way, Cannon Park, Coventry, CV4 7DU

Christ the King. A Prayer for Ireland – Sunday 26th November. The Church of Christ the King in Coventry are organising a Holy Hour on Sunday 26th November at 2.30pm. The intention of the Holy Hour is to pray for the Republic of Ireland, as it prepares to debate Section 8, concerning the rights of the Unborn Child. All are welcome to join them in prayer. Poster link

Fatima Centenary News-  Sunday 26th November marks the end of the Centenary Year commemorating Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima in 1917. There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 3pm to 4pm, ending with the rosary, at St. Peter, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AE, a pilgrimage church of our Archdiocese during the Fatima Centenary Year. There will be a light refreshment after the service. All welcome.

Alzheimer/Dementia Awareness Evening – Thursday 23rd November at 7pm in the Library at Christ the King. Guest Speakers from the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, University Hospital, Admiral Nurses and Carers Centre.

Tuesday 14th November  7.00pm. Deanery Mass for the Deceased Clergy of the Deanery. Every year the priests of the Coventry Deanery assemble to celebrate Mass for all the priests of the Deanery who have died. This year it was held at Sacred Heart Church. List of Deceased Coventry Clergy to pray for link .Photographs from Mass link

Evensong at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday October 29th at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in an ecumenical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday October 29th at 4 pm. Our guest speakers will be Bishop William Kenney and Senior Pastor Albrecht Köstlin-Büürma. Music will be led and performed by the Choir of Beverley Minster.


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