“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  Coventry Deanery Website. On this site you will find contact details and links to websites, where they exist, for all the Catholic Parish’s 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 & St John Vianney, Sacred Heart, St Elizabeth, St John Fisher,  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 15/9, Christ the King 15/9,  Corpus Christi with St Anne 15/9, Coventry Ordinariate 15/9, Holy Family 15/9, Our Lady of the Assumption & St John Vianney 15/9, Sacred Heart 15/9, St John Fisher 15/9, St Elizabeth 15/9,  St Joseph the Worker 15/9,   Ss Mary & Benedict 15/9, St Osburg 15/9, St Patrick15/9, St Thomas More 15/9, University of Warwick 15/9.

A new priest in our deanery! Fr Sebastian Namattathil has been appointed Parish Priest  for  St John Vianney and Our Lady of the Assumption parishes. He will reside at St. John Vianney Presbytery.

On Sunday 29th September the Coventry Ordinariate  are moving from St Joseph the Worker to  All Souls  where Father Paul Burch will be Parish Priest.

Fr  Sunday at St Osburg’s has been appointed as the new Hospital Chaplain to University Hospital at Walsgrave, replacing Fr Paul Burch.

St Osburg’s new website sto-cov.org.uk

Weekday Mass Sheets: 9/9 pdf doc, 16/9 pdf doc, 23/9pdf doc, 30/9 pdf doc

Birmingham Archdiocese News link  Birmingham Diocesan electronic newsletter. Sign up link

Archdiocese of Birmingham GDPR resources link

Coming up:

Blessing of the Graves
Canley – 15th September at 3.00pm.
Lenton’s Lane – 22nd September at 3.00pm
London Road – 29th September at 3.00pm
St Paul’s – 6th October at 3.00pm

Blessed John Henry Newman to be canonised on Sunday 13th October link.  More Information can be found at www.newmancanonisation.com

News archive:  link

Friday 13 September 8pm at St john Fisher, Tiverton Road, CV2 3NR . The Knights of St Columba   based in Coventry are holding a quiz night to raise funds for the Knights work (ksc.org.uk). Come and support the Knights work for the church and submit a team from your parish. A good Knight will be guaranteed. For more information please contact  Peter Sturgeon 07565966103 Ptsturg@aol.com @KSCCoventry93

Use of Social Media  – general interest paper by Con McHugh 15th July 2019 link

Archdiocese of Birmingham Sower Magazine. The August edition is now available online to read at link and paper copies are available in church’s throughout the archdiocese.

Sunday 1st September 2019. Annual Harvington Pilgrimage link

Multicultural Mass of the African Day – Sunday 11th August 2019. News story link. Photos  available at:  link A recording of the Mass is available  at:  https://www.mcnmedia.tv/recordings/1432.

Fr John Waters was Ordained a Priest at St Chad’s Cathedral on Saturday 20th July. He celebrated his first mass at All Souls Church on Sunday, 21st July at 11.15am. Photographs from his first  mass are now available at link.

Eleven New Deacons. Oscott college 29th June 2019.  News link Photos link

50th Anniversary Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Hednesford 7th July 2019. News story link Photos link

Mgr Louis McRaye RIP. Aged 104 . Former Warwick University Chaplain:link

A Year for Priests 2018-2019. On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart 2018, there began a year of thanksgiving, prayer and celebration for the priests of the Archdiocese of Birmingham.  A Priests Prayer link

Dowry Pilgrimage of the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham 20 June: link

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published its report on the Archdiocese of Birmingham, as a case study of the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday 20th June. link

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham 11 May link

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The Church’s in the Coventry Catholic Deanery are part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, Registered Charity No. 234216. This website provides Catholic news, and information.
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