St Thomas Aquinas & St Stephen Harding Home Page

Welcome to the website of the Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas Aquinas and St Stephen Harding, which is situated at 53 Great Hales Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 1JL.

Re-opening our Churches for the celebration of Mass

Our first Mass will be held on Sunday 12 July at 11am. In all churches, Mass will be shorter in length with no singing and a brief homily! There is a limit of 40 places in Church. On the following Wednesday 15 July at 10am and going forward, Mass will also be celebrated.

If you are coming to mass, please come in good time and please note the church should not be entered outside mass times.

  • On arrival you will need to hand sanitiser in the Church Porch
  • Please give your name and contact details to the Steward
  • A Steward will escort you to your place
  • Please observe 2 metre social distancing
  • Please bring a face mask
  • Please avoid talking in Church
  • At the end of mass please follow the directions of the Steward
  • The collection will be taken at the back of church following Mass      

If any parishioners below the age of 70 and with no underlying health issues are able to assist with stewarding, please ring Fr Anthony on 01952 811299.

For recent newsletters, please click on the News Pages tab above and the Thought for the Week tab for Fr Anthony’s reflection on the Sunday readings.

If you wish to receive the weekly newsletter, please email

For online giving, please click on the Online Giving to the Parish tab above.

For further information and support, please contact Wilf and Helen McSherry on 01630 638177 or email

If you require a Priest and for emergencies, please phone Fr Anthony Wild on 01952 811299 (Priest resident at Newport)


The Access to Our Church

Please note that Great Hales Street is “OneWay” from Phoenix Bank towards Berrisford Road. Traffic from Newcastle Road/Stafford Street cannot access the church from there.


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