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Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
under the patronage of Blessed John Henry Newman

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Welcome to the Parish Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sheffield where the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham meets to offer Mass according to the Ordinariate Use. Everyone is welcome and all Catholics in communion with the Holy See are permitted to receive the Sacraments with us. These Masses are listed by referring to Dates for your diary opposite.

While we are certainly untraditional in our structure we are traditional in our forms of worship using the liturgical celebrations proper to the Anglican Tradition which have been approved by the Holy See, so as to maintain the liturgical, spiritual and pastoral traditions of the Anglican Communion within the Catholic Church.

We are in communion with the Universal Church because we believe that having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, through the Church he established, is in accordance with the unity for which our Lord prayed. We discover the healing of Christ’s Church through our communion within the Catholic Church and it is our mission to continually call other Christians to begin that same healing and unity we have started to experience ourselves.



The next Ordinariate Mass [Missa Cantata] at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Spring Water Avenue, Hackenthorpe, will take place on Monday, 21st October at 11.00am. This will be followed by lunch at a local hostelry.

For the forseeable future Father Stafford will be offering Mass at St Joseph's Parish Church, 40 Pakington Street, Bradford, BD5 7LD. I shall advertise Mass according to the Ordinariate Use at Bradford on this webpage although further details are to be found on the Bradford web page. 

Please pray for the continued growth of the Ordinariate in Yorkshire.



For further information of Masses and activities.


Fr David Stafford
Telephone:-: 01142 480993


 In Sheffield. [Blue Tram... alight at Hackenthorpe.

Our Lady of Lourdes                                      
30 Spring Water Avenue              
S12 4HJ                                    

Mass Times

.Next Mass at Hackenthorpe                                                       Monday, 21st October at 11am. Monday of Trinity XVIII


 Father Stafford took part in the Great Model Railway Challenge as a member of the 'Titfield Thunderbolts'.  This will be aired on television at 8pm, Friday, 4th October on Channel 5.  Father Stafford is a steam railway enthusiast who believes in the two smokes, incense at Mass and steam locomotives.

The Sheffield Ordinariate will hold its annual Strictly Party at the home of Beryl and Father Stafford on Saturday, 2nd November. This is a lighted hearted Party with a Pea and Pie Supper in conjunction with BBC's Strictly Come Dancing television show. Don't worry; we won't be dancing but we vote on the contestants. Those who score nearest to the Chief Judge on the show win and win a sweetie!  Nothing too demanding, just light hearted fun. Proceeds to Sheffield Ordinariate funds. Further details from Beryl Stafford. [Details given above]

The Ordinariate is organising a pilgrimage to Rome from the 10th to the 16th May celebrate the promulgation of the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus which brought the Ordinariate into being. I will publish further details as I receive them.



    Mass according to the Ordinariate Use
For your diary.:-
Saturday, 5th October at 3pm at St Joseph's, Bradford.[BVM in Sabbato]
Monday, 21st October at 11am at Our Lady of Lourdes, Hackenthorpe, Sheffield.

Our Lady of Lourdes


              Ordinariate Pilgrimage to Rome,                 10th May 2020. [See opposite]

 Strictly Party. 2nd November. [See opposite]