St Alban’s Catholic Church


Liturgy and Worship

Liturgy and worship groups and contacts

ALTAR SERVERS This ministry has an important place in the life of the Parish. Altar Servers add to the smooth running and the dignity of all our Services, and they remind us that we are not spectators at Mass, but active participants in the celebration of the mysteries of faith. New Servers who have received their First Holy Communion are welcomed, and a short course of training is provided.

For more information, please contact The Clergy, 423 446 or

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The Apparitors play an important role in all our Services and they are responsible for the good order in the Church during Services. They help people find seats as the Church fills up and also help to organise the various activities such as the Collection, the Offertory Procession and the distribution of prayer and hymn books.

The co-ordinator is
John Tompkinson

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The choir lead the singing at the 11am Sunday Mass and the main Feasts of the Church’s year. They also sing at Requiem Masses and Weddings. They are always happy to welcome additional voices and new members.

For further information please contact
Grace Sagun, 07769 173 781 or

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We pray at 9:15am each weekday morning before the 9.30am Mass. Copies of the prayer are available. All are welcome to join us.

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The Folk Group plays and sings at the 9.30am Sunday Mass, as well as Baptisms and weddings. They also have links with the First Holy Communion special liturgy Masses. The Folk Group are a mixed age group, which warmly welcomes anyone who would like to play an instrument or sing.

For more information, please contact Natalie Nye 421 603

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Children are invited to join one of two groups for their own liturgy at the 9.30am Mass on Sundays. The children gather in the Church at the beginning of Mass and return at the Offertory.

The Little Church Co-ordinator is Greg Hughes 614 406

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This consists of parish groups with a particular role in the liturgy. It advises and assists the clergy in coordinating and developing the liturgical life of the parish, including Sunday Masses and the special seasons of the Churches year.

For further information contact Fr. Peter

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Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are a well established feature of Parish life, helping to administer the Host and the Chalice during Mass They also have a special ministry in taking Holy Communion to the sick and housebound.

View the Eucharistic Ministers' Rota

There is special training for this ministry which is co-ordinated by Marie Senior, 420 916

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The liturgy of the Word is at the heart of all our liturgical celebrations. The Ministry of Proclaiming the Word is shared amongst those who feel called to read at Mass. There is a rota for each of the Sunday Masses and also for special Feasts and Holy Days.

View the Readers' Rota

If you would like to offer yourself for this ministry then contact:
6:30pm Saturday Mass: Gloria Hayhurst, 421 214
9:30am Sunday Mass: Mae Watterson, 428 141
11:00am Sunday Mass: Tessa Albanese, 265 982 or 0778 650 2452
6:30pm Sunday Mass: Sara Caldwell 0776 765 4049 or

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If you are new to St Alban's Parish, please complete our Registration Form and return to the Parish Priest or the Parish Office

Additionally, this guide is everything you need to know about St Alban's!

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A small group of people are responsible for welcoming people as they arrive for weekend Masses so that everyone is made to feel welcome. They help distribute newsletters, prayer and hymn books as appropriate. We are called to welcome our neighbours at Mass helping in a special way to create an atmosphere of friendship, making us aware of what it means to belong to the Body of Christ.

View the Welcomers' Rota

If you would like to share in this ministry the please contact Josie Palin, on 263 081 or Monica Meah, 428 951,

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