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Rev Jamie McGrath
01235 520375

Rev Phil Carroll
 Lisa Paterson

1 Radley Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. OX14 3PL


01235  520375. 


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The Church in Abingdon




and Welcome to Our Lady and
St Edmund of Abingdon

The Parish of Our Lady and St Edmund of Abingdon is a Roman Catholic community situated in the northern most part of the Diocese of Portsmouth. Together with other four parishes it belongs to the Thames Isis Pastoral Area, set up in 2006. It is also a member of “The Church in Abingdon”, an organisation which includes 14 different Christian congregations in Abingdon.

Pastoral care, short faith development courses, social activities and church groups are at the heart of Our Lady and St Edmund’s vibrant Church community. Whether you are new to the Parish or an existing Church member, please explore our website to find out more about you can join in our faith celebration and get the most out of the Church community.

Our Church

Here you can learn more about the history of Our Lady and St Edmund, browse the Church’s picture gallery, and find details and a map of our location for new or visiting parishioners.

 Click here to find out more about Our Church.

Fr Jamie McGrath welcomes you to the parish

Latest News

Join Us For The Journey Of Your Life!

RCIA Journey in Faith welcome evening - Tuesday 11th July 7.30-9.00pm at St Edmunds Parish Centre, Abingdon


People from all backgrounds and for all kinds of reasons throughout the year come forward wanting to learn more about the Catholic way of life.  Our Journey in Faith/RCIA sessions begin each year in September, and we would like to invite you to “come and see” evening where you can find out more about the sessions and what they entail.  A warm and friendly welcome awaits you and you will have the opportunity to meet members of the RCIA team, learn more about the Catholic faith and ask any questions you may have about becoming a Catholic. 


So if you are:


·         Thinking about becoming a Catholic, or just interested in finding out more about the Catholic faith


·         Attending mass and would like to know more


·         Someone who has questions about faith you would like to find answers to  


·         Someone who is unbaptised or baptised in another Christian tradition, or who may have been baptised a Catholic but never received the sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist.


·         Someone who may be dating, engaged or married to a Catholic. 


·         Someone who is just interested!


Then do ‘come and see’ us. 

We look forward to welcoming you.

God bless.

RCIA team 

"I joined the RCIA group last year, at a difficult time in my life and therefore I was very nervous about walking into a room of people I didn't know especially to talk about my faith, something which had always been very private. I was made to feel comfortable straight away and from there my relationships grew and I remembering feeling really safe and supported. Each week we would read passages from the bible and discuss in small groups and what I enjoyed about this part of the meeting was we made the bible relevant to our daily life. It really helped to deepen my understanding of the Catholic faith and how we can use it in simple tasks to help others each day for the 'ordinary life'. I now have a wonderful set of friends and we have a laugh and share good food and conservation together. I haven't looked back, not only have I restored my faith in the Catholic church but also in people as well."


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General Notices

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St Edmund's RC Primary School

Covenant with the Poor

In Our Prayers

Click here for the Thames Isis Pastoral Area Diary

Come Bless the Lord Charismatic Prayer Group. Please join us every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month for prayer and praise at St Edmund's, 7.45-9pm.

Click here for parish prayer groups


Our Teenager Group welcomes all secondary school aged children, and meets in the Parish Centre for fun, debates and cakes.  

Call the Parish Office for details.

New Parishioners & Visitors

If you are new to the area or the faith, you can learn more about the Roman Catholic faith by visiting the Our Faith & Worship section of the site, or click here to find out about how to join one of our parishes. To visit one of our Churches, click here to look up your nearest parish and mass times.