Catholic Friends

We are an informal social group who meet once a month on the last Thursday morning of each month after Mass.

It is an opportunity for friendship with fellow parishioners and their friends.


Everyone is welcome


We have talks in the Parish Centre, outings to local places of interest,


It is good fun. Do come and join us!

Catholic Friends began in 2015 to provide a social opportunity
within the Parish without any formal procedures or subscriptions.

Everyone has an opportunity to contribute to the programme and make suggestions for outings & talks

We ask for a small donation towards tea & coffee  and for a monthly Mass Intention.

Outing costs are paid by the individual and we travel in private cars

Sometimes we have lunch out after the outing

Outings  have included

Poppies at Hereford Cathedral and Home front Exhibition see the photos below

Hoarwithy Church,  Edwin Ralph Gardens,  Nature in Art, Snowdrops and daffodil

 Rotherwas Chapel,  Tewkesbury Abbey,  Painswick Roccoco Gardens

 Talk topics  have included John Bradburne; Cuban Holiday;  National Trust properties; Rotary;
Catholic Archives.....

 We have even had poetry sessions with Stanley Holloway monologues

Weeping window at Hereford CathedralGathering outsideAnother view of the Poppies

Inside the cathedralPoppies 2Inside the exhibition

Daffodil walk at Dymock and crocuses at Birlingham

Looking at the daffodils

Birlingham Snowdrops 1

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey 10