St Alban’s Parish Library – Book of the Month

assorted books on shelf

Previous Books of the Month

December 2021: Words of life from Luke

Luke is a master storyteller. His gospel is full of unforgettable parables and songs, concentrating on those Jesus loved so much: the people on the fringe of society. In this […]

November 2021: Dark night of the soul

St John of the Cross was a 16th century Spanish mystic who wanted to reform Catholicism. Because of this, he was locked up by other monks and during his imprisonment […]

October 2021: Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska

St Faustina is hailed as the “great apostle of Divine Mercy in our time”. The Diary chronicles the message that Jesus gave to the world through this humble nun. “I […]

St Alban’s has an extensive Parish Library. The Mabel North Library, as it is called, holds the bequeathed library of the leading catechist and former parishoner, Mabel North.

The Mabel North Library is located in the Church cloister and is open after Mass and by request at the presbytery.

Our Parish Librarian, Silvia, each month selects a different book (no recommendation is made in August) from the collection and provides us with a short description of the text. If you would like to recommend a book to be added to the library or would like to submit a review of a book you have borrowed, please contact Silvia

An online catalogue of all the books and resources available from the Mabel North Library can be found on the Parish Library page.

Current Book of the Month

January-February 2022: A Place of Redemption – A Christian Approach to Punishment and Prison

Nobody wants to know about prison. It is the concern of those behind bars, those who detain them, the members of their families, and a handful of campaigners and professionals. […]