Welcome to our Website
I am delighted to welcome you to the website of the Parish of St Thomas & St Edmund of Canterbury or, as it is more affectionately known, The Abbey.
We are based in the bustling suberb of Erdington in the Northern part of the wonderful City of Birmingham.
It is thrilling to share our faith with the Erdington Abbey Parish Community.
Here, so many cultures and nationalities are represented, reflecting the coming together of God's people in His Kingdom. This has not only enriched this great parish but has brought joy and fun.
In addition to the army of men and women who undertake whatever is necessary for the good of the parish, the Abbey is a true Community of prayer and to this end you are welcome to join us at Mass, Holy Hour, Novena and Adoration.
I look forward to seeing you at The Erdington Abbey soon.
Yours in Christ,
Fr Elias Gweme C.Ss.R - Rector & Parish Priest
THE CENTENARY BOOK to commemorate 100 years of the Redemptorists at Erdington Abbey, We will continue
to sell them after each Mass on Sunday. They will also be available from the Holy Shop during the week. A Minimum donation of £5.00 each is asked, but you are welcome to donate any amount above this, as all the profits
will go to the Church Restoration Fund. The book contains Parishioners' and Redemptorists' memories of the
Abbey, with many colour photographs. Also currently on sale in the holy shop, are some commemorative tea
towels £7.00each or 2 for £10.00 and bookmarks £1.00each. All profits will also go to the Restoration Fund.
Car Park Closing Times
The barrier to the church car park will be locked at the following times below in order for us to secure the property:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday - 8.00pm
Tuesday & Friday - 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday - 7.00pm
SYNOD PRESENTATION was held in the Hall on Friday 25th February. The meeting offered the parish an opportunity to participate in on-going Synod of the Church where we, as a parish, discussed and offered our views on the future life of the Church. Thank you to all who came along.
A Handbook for the Synodal Journey
Pope Francis wants to hear from the whole Church about what is happening in local parishes. He and Archbishop Bernard Longley would like to know what individuals think we should all be doing to help make our parishes better.
Click on the above document to get the latest COVID guidance for churches from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England & Wales.
Digital Collection Plate
Please click the link above to donate to The Abbey Parish
We pray for...
Dee Dunston, Easton Hurd, Phyllis Carey, Evelyn Rose, Janina Surowiec, Stephen O'Reilly, Theresa Floyd, Diane McDermott, Peggy Murphy, Gerard Cusack , Maxine Desmond, Alex McClure , Joan Caston and Dan Daly who are sick and for Mary Fisher formerly of this Parish who has died.
We also pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Need help to come to mass?
The SVP would like to help collect parishioners who are unable to get to Mass on their own on Sunday by arranging to pick them up from their home using the facility of the minibus to bring them to the 10.30 Mass each Sunday. If you think you would benefit from this service please contact Ronnie Sweeney (SVP member) on 07958939449.
Updated COVID-19 Guidance
More about donating via our Digital Collection Plate
You will find our Digital Collection Plate [DCP] as you come into the church. This is a new way for you to give your collection to the parish and hopefully for visitors coming to the Abbey to donate any offering they might like to give to the parish.
It is very easy to use. First of all if you are a Gift Aider, you will need to click on the donation button above to register (you will only need to do this once). Press the 'Donate' button, it will then ask for your name, post code and email address only. Once you have registered you can either donate on this website each week or use the Digital Collection Plate in the church with the same card.
If you are not a gift aider,
choose the amount you would like to donate and tap your card. If the card
doesn't register then insert your card in the slot at the top of the card machine and put in your pin number. This initiative will benefit the parish in
all sorts of ways so please, if you can, use the DCP. Of course we will still
have the usual collection bags at the offertory for those who wish to use
them. Any queries please email the
Parish Treasurer at: email@example.com