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Secretary/PA to the Vicar General Vacancy.


Secretary/PA to the Vicar General Vacancy. The appointee will support the operations of the Birmingham Diocesan Trust (The Archdiocese of Birmingham) by acting as the Secretary/PA to the Vicar General. You will need excellent communications skills, the ability to work on your own initiative, experience of working with senior post-holders/officers and be proficient with Microsoft Office. For an informal discussion…

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The family that prays together stays together


Dear Parishioners, this week I will be going on holiday for ten days. Next weekend we welcome Fr Michael Dolman, the Rector of Oscott College (and former classmate of mine!), who will celebrate the Sunday Masses for us. On Tuesday,18th October, Mgr Danny McHugh, a familiar face here at OLW, will celebrate Mass with the school children. Sadly, this is…

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This week we celebrate Ash Wednesday


Dear Parishioners, this week we celebrate Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent, a time for spiritual penance and renewal. Pope Francis has asked for a special day of prayer and fasting for a peaceful resolution to the situation in the Ukraine.  This weekend we have a Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Bernard who will speak to us on…

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Works to the Church Spire and Roof


Works to Spire and Roof, September to December 2017 Friday 22nd September: In the first part of the summer, Stone Technical (from Darlington) repaired the spire. This involved firstly renovating the fibreglass surface of the spire and secondly, replacing the steel bolts that fixed the spire onto the metal framework of the turret. All this went as planned. Furthermore, they…

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Continuing Adventures of FICO


Fico, Baba and The Spire. Fico (your friendly personification of the finance committee) is all excited and eagerly looking forward to Thursday 24th February 2017. The story begins a long time ago when Baba was about 5 years old. Baba’s family used to bring him to Our Lady of the Wayside for Sunday Mass and not long after the new…

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