Click our logo above to visit the Archdiocese website



      (Please scroll down)

    Number of Parishioners, Friends and Visitors to our website since 1 January 2021
    Free Website Hit Counter

    Please click the above button to read our most recent Newsletter

    Please click the photograph above
    to read the article


    A Podcast by

    Natalie Orefice

    our Safe Guarding Representative

    (© Archdiocese of Birmingham)

    (Our website was last updated on Friday 23 July 2021)


    ♦  Dear Parishioners, Visitors and Friends  ♦
    Our website is updated frequently throughout the week.

    Please press the F5 key on your Computer keyboard or Laptop,
    OR the Update function on your Mobile device

    to ensure you receive the most recent updated versions
    of all News and Events at our Parish Churches


    Please read the updates to stay in touch with us   HOMEPAGE   Please read the updates to stay in touch with us


          >> for more information from HM Government

       >> for more information from Dudley MBC   

    (for your attention if you missed picking up your copy)

    Instructions have been received from The Diocese regarding the re-opening of our Parish Hall, rules will apply,
    Risk Assessments & new Hiring Agreements will have to be completed by all Hirers. (Again due to Government compliance, things remain on hold until mid- late July.)

    We are now able to adorn Church with Flowers, if you like to help arrange them (not on your own, usually in twos) you will be made very welcome.
    Please contact Sue Woodhall on Mobile 07912 268770.
    No experience required. Thank You.


    St Chad’s Church has been abiding by the Bishops’ rule of receiving Holy Communion at the very end of  Mass; because of only one Isle in use. Last week was the final week for distribution at the end of Mass; from this week, Saturday 24th July, we will invite parishioners to receive Holy Communion at the usual liturgical time: following ‘The Lamb Of God’). Masses will be at the same times to previous time slots: Sunday times of Mass at 9.00am and 10.30am plus the additional Vigil Mass at 5.00pm at St Peter’s together with the usual 6.30pm(Sedgley).

    The important things you must know is that the churches have still been cleaned so that the church will be safe.The virus itself is not a lingering infection on wood, benches, floors etc. There are no holy water stoops and the entrance and exit doors will remain open. You are welcome to bring your own hand gel, but there will be some provided on entrance.. As the government advises, it is safer not to be crowded into church, and we are advised to keep healthy spaces between others.If the church is full, we are advised to use our discretion. Continue to use face covering, and if one continues to feel vulnerable; then stand in an area where there are less people.

    Full risk assessments have been carried out which contain considerable detail: This is done and activated for YOUR safety. There is a lot of information on the Archdiocesan site about keeping safe in the pandemic; and keeping safe as we ease the restrictions and enforcements;  that’s why they recommend that facial coverings are still advised.
    There is a great source of information at the Diocesan website which you may be interested (click the blue button at the end of this annoucement below to visit the website).

    It is still a requirement that we keep a list of the names of those who go to church. If someone then picks up the virus; they can notify us, and we notify others who attended that day. Following ONE MONTH, they are destroyed! Please also inform the parish if you have tested positive. The Website (www.rcsedgley.com) Has considerable advice how to keep safe and others too.

    On your mobile phone continues to run in both churches, you can use the App to mark yourselves in and out! The APP should also act as a recorder of those testing positive and informing you via mobile phone what action to take. 

    (Further announcements to be made as we receive them.)


       >> to visit The Birmingham Archdioce website


    Dudley Council Plus, Castle Street, Dudley,  walk-in centre
    is currently closed





    Advisors are still taking calls by phone and residents can contact them on 0300 555 2345

    If you are reporting an emergency, use 0300 555 2345
    If this service is closed, a recorded message will advise what you should do

    To contact an advisor
    telephone the
    main switchboard

    0300 555 2345



    Specialist advice is available
    by telephone:

    0300 555 8100

    Council tax/business rates:
    0300 555 8000

    0300 555 7000

    Housing repairs:
    0300 555 8283

    Adult Social Care
    Access Team:
    0300 555 0055

    Children Social Care
    and Safeguarding: 
    0300 555 0050


    Click the blue button above to visit Dudley's own website
    for new or updated information on all its
    Frequently Used Services


    Help the NHS alert your close contacts if you test positive for corona virus (COVID-19)

    When someone is positive for COVID-19 speak to them and find out their movements 48 before their first symptom OR if in the event they were asymptomatic a rough idea when they may have caught the virus (as people are going out of the house less this is a rough calculation of which day they could have been infected from).
    Track and Trace (T&T) app will pick up ‘close contact’ and notify people via their app but as some people are not using the app so we must refer to the manual T&T list and contact immediately those on the list who could have had ‘contact’ in our building in the above time frames.
    As the virus can also be picked up by touch (up to 72 hours on some surfaces) alert anyone who was in the same building to make them aware that a person who was in the building has tested positive and may have had the virus when they were there too.
    No names need to be given but explain as touch alone can transfer the virus we are notifying them as a precaution.
    Anyone who does not wear a face mask for medical reasons is especially at risk if you are in an enclosed area.
    Following the alert people may then decide to self isolate as a precaution and not visit vulnerable people whom they are in a bubble with.
    The Isolation period is 10 days after ‘contact’ with a positive person was established.
    The more people are aware they can decide if they need to take action on the information by Isolating or getting a test.
    Once cleaning has been completed the area is deemed to be free from infection and therefore you do not need to contact anyone who was in the building after a ‘clean’ takes place.


    Following the changes announced by the Governmen and with the permision of the Bishops,
    life will be returning to normal soon. However, until the "all clear" is given


    Masses and Confessions and most other services are back to normal.
    Please click the blue button below to read our current Newsletter for Mass times and other details
    (Note:  Any necessary amendments to our published Newsletter will appear here on our website Homepage)


    If you know anyone without a computer to keep up with any updates,
    please pass on to them all important changes to our routines


    1. All entering the church must use a face covering at all times to minimise the risk of contagion to all present - unless exempt for medical reasons or children below 11 years.
    2. Alcohol-based hand gel will be available and must be used on entry and departure from the church.
    3. Any handkerchiefs or tissues shall be taken off the premises.
    4. Personal possessions should be kept to a minimum and should be taken away on leaving the church.
    5. Any items found during cleaning shall be disposed of and shall not be deposited in any lost property.
    6. While children are unlikely to become very ill, they are capable of both being infected by the virus and of spreading it. Parents or guardians bringing children into a church should not be discouraged from doing so, but it will be important for parents to manage their children appropriately, particularly ensuring they touch as few surfaces as possible for their safety and the safety of others.
    7. "TRACK AND TRACE"  is now in place. The NHS Covid App may be downloaded to your phone and may be used to take a photograph of the Q.R.Code on display at the entrance to the church OR you may fill in your details on the special form instead, which is also at the entrance to the church. Stewards are available to help you if needed.

    The above will be changing also as and when we are in a position to do so.

    I thank you for cooperating with all the requests in this section

    Fr. Paul Edwards, PP

    St Chad and All Saints Church (Sedgley)

    St Peter and The English Martyrs (Lower Gornal)

    St Chad Church (Sedgley)      St Peter Church (Lower Gornal)
    Welcome to our parish website

    Please browse our site by clicking any blue title tab on our menu bar above
    Remember to add the name of our website to your favourite bookmarks for quicker access

    Because space on our website is normally restrictred to events in both our parishes, it is difficult to include other informative data of the sort that are useful to as wide a range as possible for the benefit of our parishioners. This is only a minute amount of what is available on the government website but the links included here lead to many other areas of additional help and support. Unlike the wording of the title, not "everything" is included else there would not be room for the Newsletter and Parish Events!
    However, all the links open a treasure hove of useful services that not all people know existed.
    Click any of the coloured underlined links below to open the link page of your choice.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19):

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support


    Check what you need to do

    Services and information:

    Births, deaths, marriages and care
    Business and self-employed
    Childcare and parenting
    Citizenship and living in the UK
    Crime, justice and the law
    Disabled people
    Driving and transport
    Education and learning
    Employing people
    Environment and countryside
    Housing and local services
    Money and tax
    Passports, travel and living abroad
    Visas and immigration
    Working, jobs and pensions

    Departments and policies:

    How government works
    Guidance and regulation
    News and communications
    Research and statistics
    Policy papers and consultations
    Transparency and freedom of information releases

    This article was last updated on Tuesday 16 March 2021                                                © MMXXI - All copyright acknowledged


    St Chad's - Sedgley  St Joseph's - Dudley  Bishop Milner

    Please click the button above to visit our schools.
    When their website opens, please click the
    "School Diary & Dates" link
    of the school of your choice to access its school diary
    for further term information and all other news

    Please be aware that
    because of the regular changes by Government Covid 19 restrictions and regulations
    our schools' timetables might not reflect accurate up-to-date information

    All our schools re-opened for most students on Monday 8 March 2021.
    Please check for new information published by each school on its website
    by clicking on the school's badge above.


    (Registered Charity No. 234216)

      Please click the blue button above to vist the website  


    On the Dudley Catholic Deanery website you will find contact details and links to websites, where they exist, for all the Catholic Parishes in the Deanery, together with Mass Times and details of our Catholic Schools.
    Our website brings together the Deanery resources and provides information about the Deanery wide activity.
    There are twelve parishes in the Dudley Deanery.

    The Dudley Deanery  is one of eighteen  deaneries which make up the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham.

    The table below lists the twelve parishes in the Deanery
    Please click any of the links to visit the parish

    English Martyrs - Rowley Regis Our Lady of Lourdes – Kingswinford
    Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury - Dudley St Chad and All Saints - Sedgley 
    Our Lady & All Saints - Stourbridge St Francis Xavier - Oldbury
    Our Lady and St Hubert - Oldbury St Mary - Brierley Hill
    Our Lady and St Kenelm - Halesowen St Peter and the English Martyrs - Lower Gornal
    Our Lady of Lourdes - Cradley Heath The Sacred Heart and Holy Souls - Tipton



    Envelopes for 2019-2020 and Gift Aid Declaration forms
    are available for collection at both churches

    Please check we have your current address.
    Also, if you no longer pay income tax, please inform your Parish Gift Aid Organiser

    For UK taxpayers who contribute weekly, please consider completing a Gift Aid
    Declaration form to enable your Parish to claim 25% on your donation

    May we remind all Gift Aid Donors if your financial circumstances alter, for example,
    if you retire, please inform Fr Paul 
    as soon as possible,
    because we are obliged to notify Cathedral House of any such changes.

    Thank You.

    Bishops' Conference of England and Wales Guidance and other Correspondence

    All the Conferance contents have been moved to a new location
    Please click the blue button below to see the contents


    Please click ►
    to read the latest Car Park regulations in force from the end of July 2018

    The regulations have been updated again in August 2019
    In order to avoid a fine, please do not delay to familiarise yourselves with their latest regulations

    Excerpts of an article written by a non-Catholic, Sam Miller,
    a prominent Cleveland (USA) Jewish businessman

      to read this informative article

    Click a link below to contact us by telephone, letter or e-mail:

    Parish Office

    e-mail for Parish Office

    e-mail for Webmaster






  • This week at St Chad and St Peter Churches - Click the blue links for more details

    There are no upcoming events


  • Search the Internet


  • Daily Message


  • Day Hymn - Click blue link


  • _________________________________________________________________________

    (Please scroll down)

    Archdiocese of Birmingham Website

    English Martyrs (Rowley Regis)

    Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury (Dudley)

    Our Lady & All Saints (Stourbridge)

    Our Lady and St Hubert (Warley)

    Our Lady and St Kenelm (Halesowen)

    Our Lady of Lourdes (Cradley Heath)

    Our Lady of Lourdes (Kingswinford)

    St Chad and All Saints (Sedgley)

    St Francis Xavier (Oldbury)

    St Mary (Brierley Hill)

    St Peter and the English Martyrs (Lower Gornal)

    The Sacred Heart and Holy Souls (Tipton)

    Dudley Catholic Deanery

    Coventry Catholic Deanery

    Warwick Catholic Deanery

    Rugby Catholic Deanery

    Catholic Church in England & Wales

    Catholic Herald

    Find a Priest

    Find a Church

    Find a School

    Become a Catholic



    Adult Education (Maryvale Institute): 0121 360 8118

    St Chad's Cathedral: 0121 236 2251

    Communications, press and website: 0121 230 6286

    Finance: 0121 230 6216

    Marriage Tribunal: 0121 230 6227

    Property: 0121 230 6221

    Safeguarding: 0121 230 6240

    Schools and Colleges (Diocese Education Service): 01675 464755

    Vicar General: 0121 230 6237

    Vocations: 0121 321 5142

    Weddings (Office for Marriage): 0121 230 6242

    Youth Services: 01538 703 224