Contact: Mrs. Fran Hazel or the priests

Baptism Programme

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.

In 2018 Bishop McKinney is coming to St Mary’s on Friday 8th June to confirm those young people who have chosen to attend the preparatory course. Application forms are available from the back of church or by emailing Mrs. Fran Hazel: or by downloading a copy from St Mary’s parish website The deadline for submission of the form is November 26th 2017. This is for young people in Year 9 and above.

Confirmation 2018 Registration Form


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.

Holy Orders

Men interested in learning more about life as a priest, please contact the Vocations Promotor for Derbyshire, Fr Neil Peoples, email tel: 01332 346126


Funerals are usually arranged through local undertakers in conjunction with the priest.

Contact: The priests
Tel. 01332 346126

Children/Young People

Family & children’s events 2018 @ St Mary’s Parish Centre, Darley Lane, Derby

List of events PDF

For more information contact Mrs. Fran Hazel
Tel. 07951 143648

Children’s Liturgy

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