Covid Update

Covid Update

Covid-19 Service & Meeting Update

Covid19 precautions and meeting restrictions have now been lifted, and the number of people attending church at one time is no longer restricted 

We do not require  everyone attending  services to wear a face mask whilst in church but if you want to that’s fine.

Communion is once again offered with bread and wine. Communicants can decide whether to take one or both elements. The wine is offered from a single chalice, so if you prefer not to take wine at this time this is not a problem and you can still receive the bread.

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals are taking place again as normal by arrangement with the Rector. 

Presently fellowship groups are meeting in St Patrick’s Parochial Hall during the week, but as the situation is constantly changing, please contact the Rector or see the latest Church Matters Parish Magazine or Church Facebook page for up to date information on meetings and services.          

Contact the Rector Mark Taylor, on 028 9337 3300 or 077 1961 9286 or email for more information on services.

Weekly Activities

Regular weekly, fortnightly & monthly activities to join in.

Circus Skills

Weekly on Tuesday 10.30am

The circus skills Group meets in St Patrick’s Parochial Hall each Tuesday from 10.30am-12md with an average of 14 members per week.

The session begins with gentle warm-up exercises progressing to a group activity which involves passing or throwing items such as balls, hats or rings across and around a circle. There may be 8 or more items on the go at any one time. It helps if you concentrate, but dropping things causes more laughter and picking them up helps with exercise. After coffee and biscuits with time for a chat and catch-up we progress to improving our individual skills, using a variety of small objects such as hats, balls, sticks, diablo or rings. Some even try stilt walking. Overall, it is a morning of fun, laughter and a great sense of achievement if you succeed at a task.

If you would like to try this, just come to St Patrick’s Parochial Hall any Tuesday morning at 10.30am or contact the Rector.

Indoor Bowling

Weekly on Tuesday 7.00pm

The Indoor Bowling Club meets every Tuesday from 7pm- 10pm in St Patrick’s Parochial Hall. On average 20 members attend, however new members are always very welcome to come along and join in.

Friendly competitions take pace regularly and no previous bowling experience necessary. 

A refreshment break is held midway through the evening, which allows everyone to catch up and get better acquainted. 

Contact Valerie Ash Club Secretary if you would like to join the club. Email 

Together in Faith Group (Formerly House Group)

Now meeting  Fortnightly on Monday at 7.30pm in the Boucher Room at St Patrick’s Church.

You are warmly invited to come and join our ‘Together in Faith Group’ which meets for an hour on the second and fourth Monday evening of each month at 7.30pm.

The group offers the opportunity to meet with others in a relaxed and informal setting. Over recent times we have read a variety of faith related books and spend time discussing these. We also regularly take a book of the Bible and study it by chapters to get a better understanding of scriptures.

Everyone has a chance to express their opinion and more often than not there are no “wrong” answers.

We are always happy to have new members and you would be very welcome to come along. If you would like to join, please contact Jo Pawson on 07790 241263 or email:  alternatively contact the Recto

Book Club

Meeting monthly on  the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in a members home.

We take it in turns to pick a new book to read each month and to discuss it at the following meeting. We have had read a great variety of books over the years and enjoyed a lot of lively discussion. New members are very welcome as you will bring new ideas about books!

If you would like to join our Book Club, please contact Paddy Rodgers for the details and meeting venue  tel 07720 404071  or contact the Rector

Power in Prayer Group ( Currently Suspended)

Usually meet Monthly on the second Wednesday 

Our Prayer group meet once a month at 7.30pm in the Boucher Room at St Patrick’s Parochial Hall. This is a time of silent and spoken prayer with time for reflection to guide our prayers. We are very happy to have new members and you would be very welcome to come and share with us.

If you would like more details, please contact Jo Pawson on 07790 241263  or the Rector.

Game On’ Afternoon Club

Meet fortnightly on the first and third Wednesday  

If you enjoy table games and are free to come along to the Whitehead Public Library on the first and third Wednesday of the month between 1.30-3pm, then this club is for you. Here you will get to enjoy friendly chat over a cup of tea or coffee and to play a variety of board and card games. Absolutely no experience necessary. Do come along and give it a try. Everyone welcome.  Bring your own mug…refreshments served.

If you would like to join, speak to Evelyn Powers tel:  028 9337 2535                                         Or contact the Rector on




 Meets monthly at 11am on the first Wednesday

A  daytime fellowship group is now running to appeal to anyone interested in meeting to share Christian fellowship in an informal and relaxed way during the day instead of evening time. No covid restrictions apply now and we are able to offer refreshments at the start of the meeting

The Wednesday Fellowship Group meets once a month on the first  Wednesday at 11am in the Boucher Room, at St Patrick’s Parochial Hall, Edward Road, Whitehead. (Duration 1 hr.)

At the fellowship there is time to chat and catch up on what’s happening in the world from a faith perspective, with the aim of sharing and learning from each other. We will also share a Bible reading, and some prayer time. 

No previous church attendance required or special knowledge of the Bible or Church.

Absolutely anyone and everyone is welcome to attend.

If you plan to come, please just confirm with Jo, by calling or messaging her on 07790 241263.  Wishing you every blessing.