About Us

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Our Roman Catholic Church family is a worldwide one. The Holy See in Rome is at the heart of the Church: The Vatican 

In England and Wales, the Bishops of our Dioceses and the Forces work together in its Conference structure. This website gives a comprehensive resource for all Church news, information and enquiry, including links to the Liturgy Office, Year of Faith resources and the National Safeguarding site: The Catholic Church in England and Wales

Our parish of St Mary and St John Fisher is one of 157 parishes in the Diocese of Salford, under the pastoral leadership of Bishop Terence Brain. The Diocesan website is: Salford Diocese 

For the discernment of vocations: Vocations Office

For all those with an interest specifically in vocations to the priesthood: UK Priest 

For couples intending to marry in the Catholic Church – exploring the options available and hearing other couples tell their story: Getting Married

Supporting married couples and helping prepare engaged couples for the vocation of married life: Marriage Care

CAFOD, “Catholic Agency For Overseas Development”, works on our behalf to serve people in the developing countries, and providing disaster relief worldwide: CAFOD

ORGANISATIONS

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is a worldwide organisation, providing for the needs of the poor at all levels. Our Parish SVP is very active on our behalf: SVP 

The national site for one of the Organisations which has had a strong historical presence at St Mary’s is The Union of Catholic Mothers: UCM

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children works to protect the rights of the unborn, and promote the value of Human Life in every form: SPUC

Christian Aid is a worldwide Christian relief agency: Christian Aid

Supporting persecuted and oppressed Christians around the world: Aid to the Church in Need 

A web site dedicated to Fair Trade issues, which are of importance to all Christians: Fairtrade Foundation

Serra International Great Britain, recognised by the Holy Father, is an association which promotes and supports vocations to the priesthood and the religious life, as the lay vocations arm of the Church: Serra International 

Representing the voice of women in the Church is the National Board of Catholic Women: Board of Catholic Women  

STRENGTHENING OUR FAITH

The Divine Office (Prayer of the Church), Catholic Calendar, Mass Readings and many other useful resources. For a small charge, Universalis software can be downloaded for use on your computer or mobile device: Universalis 

A Jesuit website devoted to prayer, “Sacred Space” which means you can pray now sitting in front of this computer: Daily Prayer Online 

A website enabling you to join a worldwide community of prayer of the Rosary in real time: Rosary Online 

For very helpful information on the Liturgy, try visiting our Diocesan Liturgy Office Site: Liturgy Office

A free service for reading and researching Scripture online: BibleGateway

A “New Advent” website providing a Catholic Encyclopedia and much more, a vast store of Catholic information: Catholic Encyclopedia

Alphabetical listing of the Saints, from AmericanCatholic.org: Lives of the Saints 

A website giving pictures and information relating to many places of pilgrimage which have become such through their significance in the Bible. This is a fascinating photo journey for all: Bible Places

The online site of the weekly Catholic newspaper, The Universe: The Universe

Another Catholic Newspaper: Catholic Herald

For more Catholic news, debate and reporting: The Tablet 

The Catholic Truth Society Bookshop, supplying literature and other religious goods, is based at Salford Cathedral and can be accessed online: Cathedral Books

Another reliable source of Christian books and resources is The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: SPCK

Schools & Groups

We are very fortunate to have three excellent Catholic Schools in our Parish.

For contact details of each school, and links to their websites with all current news, please go to their pages:

St John Fisher RC Primary School

St Mary’s RC Primary and Nursery School

St Thomas More RC College

The sustained success and consequent popularity of all three schools mean considerable over-subscription every year. Please note very carefully the detailed Admission Requirements listed on each site in order to have the best possible chance of securing a place on roll. In particular, all statements in the admissions process that a child has been baptised as a Roman Catholic must be certified and verified.

Many Groups flourish in our parish, some of them are very long-standing, and some of them are new.

Outline details of Our Groups follow, with contact details if you are interested in getting involved.