Our Parish Church

Our Parish Church of St Anne's can be found just a little further down Wellington Road. Our Priest is Father Tony, who is supported by Deacon Peter, both of whom are regular visitors to the school.  Father Michael Ryan also helps out and celebrates mass with us on Saturday Night. The children enjoy visits to our Church to support the RE curriculum; for collective worship and for celebrations of the Sacraments. 

Mid-week Masses and Services normally:

Mon - No Mass or Service
Tue - 9 am Mass
Wed - 9 am Service of the Word and Communion
Thu - 9 and Mass – except during Advent and Lent – Exposition or Stations of the Cross at 11;30 followed by 12 noon Mass
Fri - Service of the Word and Communion

To find out more about our Parish and to check out mass times please follow the link below.


Saint Anne - Our Patron Saint

By tradition Joachim and Anne are considered to be the names of the parents of Mary, the Mother of God.
We have no historical evidence, however, of any elements of their lives, including their names.
Any stories about Mary's father and mother come to us through legend and tradition.

We get the oldest story from a document called the Gospel of James, though in no way should this document be trusted to be factual, historical, or the Word of God.
The legend told in this document says that after years of childlessness, an angel appeared to tell Anne and Joachim that they would have a child.
Anne promised to dedicate this child to God (much the way that Samuel was dedicated by his mother Hannah -- Anne -- in 1 Kings).
For those who wonder what we can learn from people we know nothing about and how we can honor them, we must focus on why they are honored by the church.
Whatever their names or the facts of their lives, the truth is that it was the parents of Mary who nurtured Mary, taught her, brought her up to be a worthy Mother of God.
It was their teaching that led her to respond to God's request with faith, "Let it be done to me as you will."
It was their example of parenting that Mary must have followed as she brought up her own son, Jesus. It was their faith that laid the foundation of courage and strength that allowed her to stand by the cross as her son was crucified and still believe.

Such parents can be examples and models for all parents.

Anne (or Ann) is the patron saint of Christian mothers and of women in labor.

Parents of Mary, pray for all parents that they may provide the loving home and faithful teaching that you provided your daughter. Amen

Contact the School

St Annes Catholic Primary School

Wellington Road

Main Contact: Mrs M Ashbrooke, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 685353

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