Parish History

Founded in October 1961, the Parish celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011. Over these years, the Parish has created extensive archives, but contributions of memories and records from parishioners past and present would still be welcome.

Our parish Archivist is Pauline Gallear.

The current church was built in 1982, and an extension to the entrance to create the Gathering Area was added in 2004, although the parish began in a somewhat humbler surroundings. For a brief history of the parish read the document at the bottom opf the page.

In the Autumn of 2007, the Parish celebrated the 25th anniversary of the building of the church. An account of the celebrations can be found at the bottom of the page.

Booklets celebrating the 2007 and 2011 anniversaries of the Parish are available from the Presbytery for a small donation.

Some key dates in the history of the Parish:

September 2015 Fr Chipchase moves to Mansfield; Fr Malachy Brett becomes our Parish Priest

September 2017 Fr Brett moves to St Barnabas Cathedral as Dean: Fr Ka Fai Lee becomes our Parish Priest

September 2020 Fr Ka Fai Lee moves to Ashbourne/Wirksworth: Fr Jonathan Whitby-Smith becomes our Priest