“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi.

Welcome to the Rugby 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 Rugby  Catholic Deanery and provides information about Deanery wide activity.  Rugby  is one of eighteen  deaneries which make up the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. The Rugby Deanery has the following parishes: English Martyrs (Rugby), Our Lady of the Angels (Nuneaton), Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Bulkington) and St Francis of Assisi (Bedworth), Sacred Heart (Rugby), St Anne (Nuneaton), St Benedict (Atherstone), St Marie’s (Rugby) and St Joseph, (Monks Kirby). Fr Michael Gamble, Dean of Rugby and Parish Priest of Our Lady of Sacred Heart and St Francis of Assisi.

This weeks newsletters: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and St Francis of Assisi 19/5, English Martyrs 19/5,  Our Lady of the Angels 19/5, Sacred Heart pg1 pg2 19/5, St Anne & St Joseph 19/5, St Benedict,  St Marie’s 19/5, St Joseph’s 19/5.

Weekday Mass Sheets:  20/5 pdf doc, 27/5 pdf doc, 3/6 pdf doc

Live streaming churches:  Our Lady of Sacred Heart link  St Francis of Assisi link

Birmingham Archdiocese News link

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham on 11th May led by Bishop David McGough. Photos link 

Coming up:

Pilgrimage to Lourdes May 2019: This will take place from Saturday 25th to Friday 31st May 2019. This year’s trip is being arranged through Tangy Tours and includes flights from Birmingham. Any enquiries relating to booking travel and accommodation should be directed to Tangney Tours on 01732 88666.  For further information on the pilgrimage please visit the Birmingham Diocese website link

50th Anniversary Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Hednesford, will be  on Sunday 7 July 2019. The program will be as follows: 12 Noon Procession, 1 pm Hall open for refreshments, 2.15 – 3.45 pm Confessions, 3 pm Public Rosary & Marian Hymns, 4 pm Mass & Sacrament of the Sick. Principal Celebrant and preacher Archbishop Bernard Longley.

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. For more information click here.  A Priests Prayer link

England to be rededicated as the Dowry of Mary in 2020.  Dowry Tour – The Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage Triduum.  During the course of 2018 to 2020 the statue of Our Lady from the Slipper Chapel at the Catholic National Shrine in Walsingham will be taken to each Cathedral in England for a three-day triduum of prayer, as part of the preparation for the re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary in 2020. Each visit will take place between a Thursday and Saturday. “A moment of great promise …. for the Church in this country and for our mission” Cardinal Vincent Nichols website link  St Chad’s Birmingham – 20th to 22nd June. 


His Grace, Archbishop Bernard, celebrated Thanksgiving Mass for Marriage on Sunday 3rd February, 11am at St Chad’s Cathedral.  Photos link  Archdiocese news story link

Birmingham Passion Play 2019: The Archbishop asks the Catholic community to support/participate in this event which will run on 16th, 17th and 18th April 2019 in the Birmingham City Centre. The leading actors/actresses will be supplied by professional players from the Saltmine Trust www.saltminetrust.org.uk. 3rd February Session 1 photos  link

Celebration Day on Sunday 14th October from 10am-4pm celebrating our involvement in World Meeting of Families, Youth Synod and Adoremus plus a celebration of the canonisation of Bl. Oscar Romero and Bl. Pope John VI alongside five others. Cardinal Wiseman School, Potters Green Road, Coventry CV2 2AJ. Tickets are free, but please book to secure your place:
www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/Event/diocesancelebration-day or
call 0121 230 6286 if you are unable to use online

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