Contact: Fr Tim, Fr Neil or Fran Wickes
Prior to an infant's baptism, the parents (or expectant parents) attend a programme of five sessions led by the priests and catechists from the parish. Programmes are offered twice a year in the Autumn and Spring. Baptisms take place after the completion of all the sessions, usually at 3.30pm on a Sunday.
For children of catechetical age, seven years and above, an individual programme of preparation can be arranged.
First Reconciliation and Holy Communion
Children in Year 3 and above are considered ready to receive Holy Communion. The preparation for families begins in November, with the children’s lessons starting in January. Reconciliation is received during Holy Week and First Holy Communion in June. The programme includes meetings for parents/carers to enable them to give further support to their children.
The Bishop comes by invitation from the parish typically about every three years to confirm candidates - who are usually of secondary school age. Those who wish to be confirmed attend a preparation programme in the preceding months.
Normally couples intending to marry should give at least six months notice. We run a parish-based three session programme, led by the priest and married couples; and recommend attendance at an external course as well.
The Sacrament of reconciliation is usually available on weekdays from noon to the beginning of Mass at 1pm. On Saturdays from 11am to 11.55am and 6pm to 6.25pm.
Anointing of the Sick
We offer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on an individual basis as required, please speak to one of our priests. There is also a parish Anointing service every year.
Men interested in learning more about life as a priest, please contact the Vocations Promotor for Derbyshire, Fr Neil Peoples, email firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 01332 346126
Funerals are usually arranged through local undertakers in conjunction with the priest.
Contact: The priests
Tel. 01332 346126
We run a Messy Church Breakfast Club approximately one Saturday a month at St Mary’s Parish Centre. Children are invited to bring their parents/carers along for crafts, songs, games, Bible stories, prayer time and plenty of croissants and waffles! £1 per child. See programme for 2017 below.
Family & children’s events 2017 @ St Mary’s Parish Centre, Darley Lane, Derby
|Sat 7th Jan 2017||2pm-3pm||Christingle Service (at Holy Family Church, Allestree)|
|Sat 4th Feb||9am-11am||Messy Church Breakfast Club|
|Sat 4th March||9am-11am||Messy Church Breakfast Club|
|Fri 14th April||10am-noon||Good Friday Stations of the Cross crafts|
|Sat 6th May||9am-11am||Messy Church Breakfast Club|
|Sat 3rd June||9am-11am||Messy Church Breakfast Club|
|Sat 1st July||9am-11am||Messy Church Breakfast Club|
|Weds, Thurs, Fri 2nd, 3rd, 4th August||10am-2pm||Holiday Club (booking essential)|
Messy Church Breakfast Club is for children and parents: Crafts, games, music, Bible stories and plenty of waffles and croissants! A relaxing morning of faith and fun. £1 per child (parent/carer to stay with their children please). No need to book.
For more information contact Fran Wickes
Tel. 07951 143648
At the 9am Mass we have a team of catechists who lead the children in their own liturgy of the Word before re-joining the main congregation after the prayers of intercession.
Derby Deanery Youth Worker