Our Lady of Grace and St Edward's Church is a community of people of all ages who enjoy coming together to worship, encourage and support one another, growing in faith and serving the community. The school has well established links with the Parish church and the Parish priests, Cannon Michael Dunne and Fr Daniel, are a great source of support to our school. Both are actively involved in the strategic work of our school, seeking to help shape long term aims and goals. They play an active role in the spiritual development of our pupils – this is through regular visits to the school and the celebration masses at regular intervals through the year which KS2 classes walk to due to the easy walking distance from the school to the Church.
The church itself is open every day for visitors to pray, or to sit quietly and enjoy the sacred space. The churchyard is also a beautiful place to visit and enjoy.
Our Lady of Grace and St Edward's Church parish was founded in 1848 and since then the parish community has gathered weekly, and daily, for the celebration of Mass and other sacraments, and to celebrate significant moments in our lives.
Pope Francis reminds us that the Church should not be turned inwards on itself but rather turned outward to other people, especially to those in need. Therefore, each and quarter, a mission is set for the Parish; one that encourages all parishioners and the community to come together and work for a common cause.
People of all ages and nationalities, married and single, with children and without, have found a spiritual home at Our Lady of Grace and St Edward's. Together, we not only seek to deepen our knowledge and love of God but we also reach out in care and friendship to one another: within the parish, in the local area and further afield. In doing so, we have taken to heart Pope Francis’s call for us to be ‘missionary disciples’ by preaching the Gospel through what we say and do - and by being proactive in seeking out those whose lives are poor, or impoverished, in one way or another.
Whether you are a long-standing member of the parish or you have just arrived, we hope you will find what you are looking for on our local parishes website and we welcome your comments. May God bless you.