Welcome to the website of the three Catholic parishes serving the Hertfordshire town of Welwyn Garden City and surrounding villages.

We aim to provide information about parish life within our community.

 Parish Priest - Father Norbert Fernandes

 Assistant Priest - Father William Johnstone

 

LATEST NEWSLETTER - Click Here

 

CERTIFICATE OF CATHOLIC PRACTICE

To download the form requesting a Certificate of Catholic Practice click here

 

RESPONDING TO THE CRISIS CAUSED BY THE WAR IN UKRAINE

To read the letter from Caritas Westminster on how to help the Ukrainian refugees coming to the UK  please click here.

 

PARISH OFFICE 

Please note the Parish office is open on the following days and times :-

 Tuesday  9:00am to 11:00am

Saturday 9:00am to 11:00am

 

POSSIBLE MERGER OF THE 3 PARISHES OF WELWYN GARDEN CITY

To read the document on the possible merger of the 3 Welwyn Garden City parishes please click here.

 

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE

Letter from Bishop David Oakley click here

Updated verion of "Accompanying Couples over a lifetime" click here

 

CARITAS PARISH NEWS

To read latest news from Caritas Westminster click here

 

 BISHOPS' CONFERENCE STATEMENTS

 Returning to Mass at Penticost. To read statement please click here

Migration issues in the UK. To read statement please click here

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF OUR PARISHES

The financial support of parish life is crucial and needed. 

If you would like to set up a standing order please download the relevant standing order document for your parish. On completion, please return to Fr. Norbert or Fr. William. 

St Bonaventure's

Our Lady's

Holy Family

We are grateful to those who are already paying by standing order.

We also offer our thanks to those who have contributed through the Virgin Money Giving pages. This money giving scheme has now been closed.

We are also acutely aware of the financial hardship which the present circumstances of pandemic have created for so many and respect totally the fact that some of you are now unable to make contributions. May God bless you all.

 

MASS SCHEDULE FOR WEEK BEGINNING Monday 8th August 2022 click here

 

 

PARISH  STREAMING OF MASSES WILL RESTART AT BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER

Date   Available from From  
         
         

 

SACRAMENTS

Baptism If you are thinking about Baptism of your child, contact Fr. Norbert to arrange a date.

Weddings If you are planning to get married this year or next in WGC or beyond, please let Fr. Norbert know so that the necessary preparation and paperwork can be organised.

Funerals No limit on numbers.

 

MASS ON RADIO

If you are aware of someone not on the internet who would like to follow Mass, RTE Radio broadcasts Mass on 252 Longwave. For those who have a digital radio, Radio Maria broadcasts in London on DAB+ and in the Cambridge area on DAB.

FACEBOOK PAGE

 Please visit our ‘Welwyn Garden City Catholic Churches’ Facebook page. To connect to Facebook page click on Facebook icon in top right hand corner of this page.

OTHER LIVE-STREAMED MASSES IN THE DIOCESE

A number of churches in the diocese are live-streaming their Sunday and Weekday Masses. For the latest list click here

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St Bonaventure churchSt Bonaventure's Church

St Bonaventure's was the first Church to be built in Welwyn Garden City.  Designed by T.B. Scott, it was dedicated by Cardinal Bourne on 14th September 1926.

Address - 81 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6JF

Access for Wheelchairs, Disabled Access, Hearing Aid Loop, Help for those with Learning Difficulties, Toilet Facilities

Car Parking and Disabled Parking.

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postlesOur Lady, Queen of Apostles Church

Serving south and east of Welwyn Garden City, this Church was built to the designs of Archard and Partners. It is a prominent landmark in the Woodhall district.

Address - 141 Woodhall lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3TP

Access for Wheelchairs, Disabled Access, Hearing Aid Loop, Help for those with Learning Difficulties, Toilet Facilities

Car Parking and Disabled Parking

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Holy Family church

Holy Family Church

Serving the north side of Welwyn Garden City, it dates from 1967 and was designed by De Soissons, Peacock, Hodges and Robertson

Address - 194 Knightsfield, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 7RQ

Access for Wheelchairs, Disabled Access, Hearing Aid Loop, Help for those with Learning Difficulties, Toilet Facilities

Car Parking and Disabled Parking.

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