PARISH LIFE

We are a community of people who follow the way of Jesus in his One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church in communion with the Pope, the successor of St Peter.

The heart of our life is the worship of God at Mass. From Mass we receive the grace and strength of God’s Holy Spirit to live the life of Christ and to serve his world. We welcome everyone to share our faith and mission.

Catholic Women’s League
The parish has an active branch of the Catholic Women’s League and new members are very welcome. Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 10.00 a.m. at Shipston Parish Centre.

Justice and Peace
The parish supports CAFOD and the Church’s concern for justice and peace issues.

Young People
There is a Children's Liturgy Group at the 9.30 a.m. Mass on Sundays at Shipston.

A catechetical programme to prepare children and young people for the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation begins each year in September.

St Catharine's Catholic Primary School at Chipping Campden serves our parish and the Head Teacher is always happy to receive enquiries from parents for places at the school which has been designated 'outstanding' by OFSTED. Blessed George Napier School, Banbury and St Benedict's High School, Alcester are our Catholic secondary schools.

Journey into Faith
The parish priest is delighted to meet anyone who would like to learn more about the Catholic faith and receive instruction.

Ecumenism
We maintain warm and close relationships with the other Christian communities in the parish. There are regular gatherings and activities throughout the year. The parish supports the Shipston Joint Churches Youth Project and its full-time youth worker.