About our Church
Objectives and Activities
The primary objective of St Wilfrid’s, Parklands is to be an Anglican Church community which seeks to live out the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ through sacramental worship and outreach to the wider community. The PCC works closely with the Parish Priest, Father Phil Ritchie, in seeking to shape the mission of the Church in all aspects of our life together.
Achievements and Performance
There are 157 parishioners on the Church Electoral Roll, 36 of whom are not resident within the parish. An additional 4 names were added during the year and 2 were removed either through death or because they moved away from the area. The average weekly attendance, counted during October, was 116 but this number increased at festivals.
Father Phil is chaplain to the local FE college. He spends the equivalent of one day a week there. There is a weekly Mass on Thursdays. A small Chaplaincy team run several events throughout the year as well as a weekly bible study on Tuesdays for International students. You can meet us in term time in the main Coasters canteen on Wednesdays between 12.15 and
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Special Intrest Groups
Education and Spirituality Group
spearheads the prayer life of the parish. The group investigates Advent and Lent courses and other ways to develop faith and help the church to grow.
Social Justice Group
develops an awareness of social justice issues at home and abroad. It keeps us up to date on fair-trade issues and advises the PCC on outside charitable giving. It also liaises with other churches.
are a group of volunteers committed to the pastoral care of the congregation and outreach in the community. They also visit the sick and housebound and oversee the welcome of newcomers.
Children’s Liturgy Group
deals with children’s participation in our worship and teaching on Sundays.
Youth and Young People’s Group
looks at the specific needs of our young people and how we might engage with them.
Social and Fund Raising Group
organises events which enable the whole community to share fellowship together. The finance team help with short and long term