News

This is where you will find out about upcoming events here at The Abbey and the Redemptorists London Province and the Region of Zimbabwe.

Snippets of News

  • DURING THE HOLIDAY PERIOD The church will be locked after the morning Mass during the week and open again at the usual time in the evening when there is a Mass.
  • THE PARISH OFFICE will be closed Friday 29th July until Tuesday 2nd August. If you wish to speak to a priest during this time please ring the Parish Office 373 0143 
  • PRAYER GROUP: Thursday 28th July Mass at 8pm in the Hall. Celebrant Fr Isaac Davies CSsR. Please note this will be the last meeting of the prayer group, before they break up for the month of August.  
  • CRAFT & CHAT group. What's your craft/interest? Knitting/crochet/needlework/card making/decorative glass/wood? You don't need to be an expert, either! Would you be prepared to create and donate items to sell, raising money for the restoration fund? New group, with a view to beginning in September, meeting once a fortnight (for those who would like to) if we have interested parishioners, friends or neighbours. Please contact Barbara Johnson on 07531189333. 
  • Donate to our Parish HERE: You will see that all pages on our website now have a donation button. This is a very secure way of donating online and it is also very easy to Gift Aid your donations.
  • Bible Study Group: meeting in the Hall each Monday afternoon  2-3.30pm. Contact Elaine Joyce on 07952186893
  • Flower Group Meeting: This will take place in the back sacristy at 5pm. If you are interested please do come along; you will be more than welcome - to enter please come to the side sacristy door.
  • The Knights of St. Columba: Meet at Holy Trinity in Sutton Coldfield after the 10am mass. If you would like to join and raise money for the homeless then please contact Nicholas Bartleet for further details on 07778 857 369.

Abbey Choir

After an absence of sung music for eighteen months, the choir is at last resuming weekly rehearsals and singing at the 10.30 Mass. Rehearsals are on Every Wednesday at 8.00pm. If you have a good knowledge of music and are interested in joining the choir please contact Joe on 07721 753992 or contact the parish office with your details.  


Rev'd Fr Gabriel Ignatius Maguire CSsR 

1948 - 2022

Requiescat in pace

You can access a recording of Fr Gabby's funeral below

PASTORAL LETTER OF THE MOST REVEREND BERNARD LONGLEY ARCHBISHOP OF BIRMINGHAM FOR THE 8th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, 26/27 FEBRUARY 2022 


Returning to Mass

Please find the attached document that invites us all back to celebrate mass.


Car Park Gates

The barrier to the car park will be closed at the following times: Mon/Wed/Thurs 8.00pm, Tues/Fri 5.00pm & Sat/Sun 7.00pm. Any cars left in the carpark will be locked in! 


Abbey Cemetery

As stipulated within the grave cremation deeds, Please do not place plants, pots or stones on the grassed area of the graves and cremation plots.

No dogs are allowed in the cemetery. Thank you.


Digital Collection Plate

Our Digital Collection Plates (contactless donations) and a Donations Webpage is now 'Live' for your generous donations. You will find the Digital Collection Plate as you enter the main entrance of the church.


Fr Dickinson's 70 years of profession as a Redemptorist 

We had a wonderful celebration of mass on Saturday 4th September to celebrate and give thanks for Fr Dickinson's 70 years of profession as a Redemptorist.

Click here to view some images of the mass.