Regular service details are as shown in our info panel, below is some information on some special services held at St Katharines
24th December-Advent IV/Christmas Eve
8.00am Low Mass
10.00am Said Parish Mass with Hymns
4.00pm Crib Service in the Memorial Gardens
11.30pm Midnight Mass
8.00am Low Mass
10.00am Family Mass with Presents for all the Children
Baptism & Confirmation
Holy Baptism makes us Christians, which is why it is sometimes called 'Christening'. It is the one of the seven sacraments. When someone is baptised they become members of Christ's body, which is the Church. Baptism marks a new beginning of a new life as a Christian.
There is no fee payable for a service of Baptism.
Confirmation marks the point in the Christian journey at which you affirm for yourself the faith into which you have been baptized and your intention to live a life of committed discipleship. This affirmation is confirmed through prayer and the laying on of hands by the confirming bishop. The Church also asks God to give you power through the Holy Spirit to enable you to live in the way of Jesus.
Please contact Fr Harri to discuss these services.
The introduction to the Church in Wales Marriage Service describes marriage as a gift from God. The Bible teaches that marriage is a life-long, faithful union between a man and a woman. The law requires that at least one of those to be married should:
- reside in the parish where the wedding is to take place, or
- be a regular worshipper in the parish and to have your name entered on the church electoral roll,
- or have a 'qualifying connection'.
A 'qualifying connection' as described in the Marriage (Wales) Act 2010 is that you were baptized or confirmed in the parish, that you or a parent formally lived for at least six months in the parish, that you or a parent formerly habitually attended worship in the parish for at least six months or that a parent or grandparent had been married in the parish.
Please contact Fr Harri if you are interested in being married in Church.
The loss of a loved one can be a difficult time, and your Vicar is there to offer help, comfort and support. Funeral services usually include the remembering of the person who has died, readings from the Bible, prayers (relating to the deceased person and to their family and friends), and hymns or other music. It is usual to consult a Funeral Director, who will advise on all practical aspects of the Funeral, make initial contact with the Vicar, and arrange for all payments which have to be made. The Vicar will then visit you to discuss the details of the Funeral and offer pastoral care to you and your family.