“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 17/12, Christ the King 17/12, Coventry Ordinariate 17/12, Corpus Christi with St Anne, Holy Family 17/12, Our Lady of the Assumption 17/12, Sacred Heart 17/12, St John Fisher 17/12, St Elizabeth 17/12, St John Vianney 17/12,  St Joseph the Worker 17/12 updated,   Ss Mary & Benedict 17/12, St Osburg 17/12, St Patrick 17/12, St Thomas More 17/12, University of Warwick  17/12 updated.

Weekday Mass Sheets: 

19/12 doc pdf, 26/12 doc pdf, 1/11 doc pdf, 8/1 doc pdf, 15/1 doc pdf, 22/1 doc pdf, 29/1 doc pdf, 5/2 doc pdf , 12/2 doc pdf

Details of Advent Penance Services 2017

Wednesday 13th December – St Thomas More’s @ 7.00pm
Sunday 17th December – Our Lady of the Assumption @ 4.00pm
Sunday 17th December – All Souls @ 4.00pm
Monday 18th December – Christ the King @ 7.00pm
Tuesday 19th December – Sacred Heart (with St John Fisher and St Patrick’s) @ 7.00pm
Tuesday 19th December – St Mary’s @ 7.00pm
Wednesday 20th December – St John Vianney @ 7pm
Friday 22nd December – St Osburg’s @ 12.30pm
Saturday 23rd December – St Elizabeth’s @ 11.30am

New – Details of Christmas Mass and penance Service Times link

The Great O’ Antiphons: As we begin the second part of Advent, each day of the week has a special antiphon which is prayed at evening prayer. They are great titles given to Jesus whose coming we await. We could use these titles in our prayer each day. Sunday: O Wisdom, Monday: O Lord, Tuesday: O Root of Jesse, Wednesday: O Key of David, Thursday: O Day Spring, Friday: O King of the Nations, Saturday: O Emmanuel. link

Chapel of Unity at Coventry Cathedral
Sunday 17th December 2pm.
German Lutheran Advent Service Service at Coventry Cathedral. Poster link
Saturday 20th January 2018 1pm. Ecumenical Service for Unity Week at the Chapel of Unity at Coventry Cathedral.  This year, the preacher is Bishop Kenney. 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  Coventry Winter Night Shelter is now open once again for a fifth year.  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

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Blessing of the Crib in the Coventry Precinct –  Sunday 3rd December at 4.00pm.

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

November. Each year, we celebrate November as the Month of the Holy Souls and remember the faithful who have gone before us. List of Deceased Coventry Clergy to pray for link


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. Photographs link

Fr Andrew Franklin Presentation at Christ the King 12 noon Mass 29th October link
Fr Andrew Franklin Induction as Parish Priest in St Joseph’s Whitnash 7pm Friday 3rd November link
St Patrick’s ‘Garden of Peace and Tranquility’ 29th October link
Coventry Cathedral Ecumenical Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, 29th October. link

From Peter Martin: “I have completed my St James Way Walk. I walked 574 miles, from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago and on to Lands End Lighthouse in Finisterre, 25 August to 8 October 2017. I have raised £2837.50 online and a total of £3308.50 offline, making a total of £6146 so far for Zoë’s Baby Hospice. The walk, the people I met from all over the world, and the places and sights I have seen have been an experience of my lifetime.The donations made by you wonderful people have far surpassed my expectations. God Bless you all. Thank you.” Read his blog on this page 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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