St. Thomas Aquinas & St. Stephen Harding Catholic Church

53 Great Hales Street, Market Drayton TF9 1JL

Welcome to
St. Thomas Aquinas & St. Stephen
Harding Catholic Church

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Ukrainian Refugees in Market Drayton - Outreach There is now a Support Hub in Market Drayton for Ukrainian Refugees aiming to supply regular ESOL English Lessons, Socialising, Help with Job Search or Training (free) provided by a specialist team, Sport (including Archery) for children (provided by PE instructor from Longlands School), Evening meetings for working Ukrainians, Holiday Activities for Ukrainian children during School Holidays (Longlands School), Arts and crafts and cooking sessions. Future plans - Every Tuesday 1000 - 1130 at the Zone, Linden Way, Fairfields Estate, TF9 1QT, for refreshments, Advice, Support, Friendly Chat.
For more information contact Iana 07919974079

Mass and Service Times
Sunday Mass is at 11am every Sunday.
Service of The Word & Holy Communion varies each week, please see the latest newsletter for details. Parish Evening Prayer over Zoom is on Tuesdays at 7pm and Rosary is on Fridays at 7pm over Zoom.To join our friendly groups, contact or Deacon Wilf.

The Pope's Universal Intention
The Pope's Universal Intention for August For small businesses We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.


Mass Sundays at 11:00 am
Priest Father Anthony Wild 01952 811299
Deacon David Hill 01952 813004
Deacon Wilf 07983 981931

The Bishop is delighted to announce that Father Lee Bennett, presently serving in the Brentwood Diocese, has accepted his invitation to become priest in charge (Parochial Administrator) of the Parishes of SS Peter & Paul, Newport and SS Thomas Aquinas & Stephen Harding, Market Drayton. The Bishop hopes the appointment will bring much needed stability to the Catholic communities in Market Drayton and Newport. Father Lee Bennett is a priest of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham established in the Church for former members of the Anglican Communion retaining elements of the Anglican patrimony. He is married to Helen a schoolteacher and was ordained a Catholic priest in 2011 following more than a decade of Anglican ministry. At the beginning of September, he will take residence at the Presbytery in Market Drayton as Father Anthony Wild's continues his convalescence. Please pray for Father Lee Bennett as he begins his service in the Diocese, and for Father Anthony Wild's continued recovery.