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Welcome to the Coventry Deanery Website. Coventry  is one of eighteen  Deaneries which make up the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. On this site you will find contact details and links to websites, where they exist, for all the Catholic Parishes in the Deanery, together with Mass Times and details of our Catholic Schools. Our website brings together the resources of the Coventry Catholic Deanery and provides information about Deanery wide activity. The Coventry Deanery has the following fifteen parishes:  All Souls,  Christ the King and Our Lady of Lourdes with St Augustine's, Corpus Christi with St Anne's, Holy Family, Our Lady of the Assumption, Sacred Heart, St Elizabeth, St John Fisher, St John Vianney, St Joseph the Worker, St Mary and St Benedict with St Osburg's, St Patrick, St Thomas More.Welcome to the Coventry Deanery Website. Coventry  is one of eighteen  Deaneries which make up the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. On this site you will find contact details and links to websites, where they exist, for all the Catholic Parishes in the Deanery, together with Mass Times and details of our Catholic Schools. Our website brings together the resources of the Coventry Catholic Deanery and provides information about Deanery wide activity. The Coventry Deanery has the following fifteen parishes:  All Souls,  Christ the King and Our Lady of Lourdes with St Augustine's, Corpus Christi with St Anne's, Holy Family, Our Lady of the Assumption, Sacred Heart, St Elizabeth, St John Fisher, St John Vianney, St Joseph the Worker, St Mary and St Benedict with St Osburg's, St Patrick, St Thomas More. Location of Catholic Churches in Coventry link.

Rosary Prayers. Every Friday in Lent at 1:40pm at Our Lady of Coventry Statue in Priory Gardens near Holy Trinity Church Broadgate. Please ask others to come, all welcome.  Please help to create this tradition of prayer first started in Lent 2003 (13 years to date) and now taking place in Lent, May and October.  When this started it was the first Rosary to be prayed in the ruins of  “St. Mary’s Cathedral” for 500 years. The statue is a gift from the Catholics of the City to the people of Coventry made in 2001 A.D. Pray the Rosary poster.

Canon Tom Farrell, Dean of Coventry and Parish Priest of Christ the King. Tel: 024 76591618. Email link.

Newsletters

All Souls 7/2,  Christ the King 7/2 Lent 2016,  Corpus Christi 7/2,  Coventry Ordinariate 7/2 ,  Holy Family 7/2,  Our Lady of Assumption 7/2 ,  Sacred Heart 7/2 , St Elizabeth 7/2 , St John Fisher 7/2 ,  St John Vianney 7/2  St Joseph the Worker 7/2, St Mary & Benedict 7/2,  St Osburg’s 7/2, St Patrick 7/2 , St Thomas More 7/2, University of Warwick 7/2.

Weekday Mass sheets

8th Feb pdf doc, 15th Feb pdf doc, 22nd Feb pdf doc, 29th Feb pdf doc, 7th Mar pdf doc, 14th Mar pdf doc, 21st Mar pdf doc.

Nelson Mandela

A once in a lifetime opportunity to hear about his remarkable life and vision for reconciliation and forgiveness told by his former bodyguard and personal friend Chris Lubbe. Sunday 14th February 3.00pm in St Patrick’s Church, Deedmore Road. Admission free but there will be a collection to help with expenses.

Year of Mercy

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Pope Francis has declared a Year of Mercy. It began on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady, December 8th and will end next year on the Solemnity of Christ the King, November 20th 2016. The Opening of the Jubilee Door at St Mary’s took place on Sunday 13th December at 3.00pm with Canon Tom Farrell, Dean of Coventry,  opening the Door of Mercy. He was joined by many of the priests and deacons from the Coventry deanery. Photographs linkYear of Mercy Archdiocese link

 

Christmas Crib

_MG_9328The Christmas Crib set up in Coventry City Centre was blessed on Sunday 29th November 2015 at 4.00pm. It is situated between BHS and M&S stores in the Precinct. The priests of the deanery and children from our Catholic schools were present leading the prayers and the singing. Many shoppers stopped to see what was  going and joined for a few minutes. One little girl thanked her parents for stopping as they moved on at the end of the service. In previous years the weather had been very cold, this year however it was very wet as can be seen from all teh umbrellas in the pictures. There was a brief interlude from the rain whilst Canon Tom Farrell blessed the crib. Photos can be found at https://flic.kr/s/aHskq1f3pf

Fr Aengus Donlon RIP

_MG_9292Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Aengus Gabriel Donlon, priest of the Archdiocese who died on Wednesday 4th November 2015 in hospital in Coventry.  His body was received into Holy Family Church, Parkgate Road, Holbrooks, Coventry CV6 4FG on Tuesday 24th November 2015 at 7.00pm and followed by Mass. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy Family Church on Wednesday 25th November 2015 at 12 noon. This was followed by burial at Wilnecote New Cemetery, Wilnecote Lane, Tamworth B77 2NE.
Photos from Funeral Mass at Holy Family link. Eulogy: Father Donlon

Awake O Sacred Instrument.....

_MG_9202On Friday 20th November All Souls in Coventry welcomed Archbishop Bernard Longley, together with clergy and friends from their local Christian communities, former Clergy of All Souls parish, representatives from the Art & Architecture Commission, Mike Thompson and his team from M C Thompson organ Builders Limited for Mass and the Blessing of the newly restored Organ. The entrance hymn was sung unaccompanied, and after the Introductory rite the Archbishop approached the Organ at the rear of the Church for the blessing. The Archbishop started with a prayer of invocation for a new organ “Awake, O sacred instrument, intone the praises of God, our Creator and Father.....” with the organist (Keith Ainsworth) beginning an improvised version of a theme by Dvorak. The improvisation continued as the Archbishop returned to the Sanctuary, when the organist accompanied him with the Kyrie.  Photos available at link