Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church

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Bishops` Conference of England and Wales (Cymru) Diocese of Northampton

Deanery: Luton Pastoral Area: St Alban


Our Lady Help of Christians Church
(1884: First Mass offered on the 20th January at the House Chapel, Rothersay Road by Fr Joseph A O`Connor. 1886: 25th December. An iron chapel is opened on Castle Street. 1910: 8 November. A new church on Castle Street is opened. 1959: Church is enlarged.)
52 Castle Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3AGLSWDFW

Catholic Priests and People

Rev Brendan Seery - Pastor
Charlotte Seery - Parish Admin
Miss Kate Brooks - Safeguarding
Mr Robert Simpson - Safeguarding
Miss Marlyn Dias - Catechist


Correspondence AddressThe Presbytery
52 Castle Street
Phone 01582 723254
Click here to email Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church
External Link to Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church`s Website: www.ourladyhelpofchristians.co.ukwww.ourladyhelpofchristians.co.uk

Nearest Catholic Schools

St Margaret Of Scotland Primary, Luton (1 miles)

Nearest Catholic Parishes/Churches

St Margaret of Scotland, nr Luton (0.4 miles)
St Margaret of Scotland, Farley Hill (0.8 miles)
The Holy Ghost, Beach Hill (1.1 miles)
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Luton (1.8 miles)
St Joseph The Worker, Limbury (2.2 miles)

Nearest Schools and Churches are calculated `as the crow flies` and may not be the closest or easiest when travelling.

Catholic Groups/Organisations/Religious Orders

Luton and Dunstable General Hospital - Hospital
University Of Bedfordshire (Luton Campus) -
Cenacolo - Substance Abuse Support
Chats with Aquinas - Young Adults
RCIA - RCIA/Adult Formation
Catholic Alpha - RCIA/Adult Formation
Urban Eden Lunch Club - Welcome & Hospitality
Saint Vincent de Paul Society - St Vincent de Paul (SVP)


- Luton and Dunstable General Hospital

About Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church

Parish of Our Lady Help of Christians in 52 Castle Street, Luton (Diocese of Northampton).

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Useful Definitions of the Structures in the Catholic Church

What is a Catholic Bishops' Conference?

An episcopal conference, sometimes called a conference of bishops, is an official assembly of the bishops of the Catholic Church in a given territory. ... Individual bishops do not relinquish their immediate authority for the governance of their respective dioceses to the conference (Wikipedia).

What is an Archdiocese?

Dioceses ruled by an archbishop are commonly referred to as archdioceses; most are metropolitan sees, being placed at the head of an ecclesiastical province. A few are suffragans of a metropolitan see or are directly subject to the Holy See.

The term 'archdiocese' is not found in Canon Law, with the terms "diocese" and "episcopal see" being applicable to the area under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of any bishop.[8] If the title of archbishop is granted on personal grounds to a diocesan bishop, his diocese does not thereby become an archdiocese (Wikipedia).

What is a Diocese?

The group of churches that a bishop supervises is known as a diocese. Typically, a diocese is divided into parishes that are each overseen by a priest.

The original dioceses, in ancient Rome, were political rather than religious. Rome was divided into dioceses, each of which was made up of many provinces. After Christianity became the Roman Empire's official religion in the 4th century, the term gradually came to refer to religious districts. The Catholic Church has almost 3,000 dioceses. The Greek root of diocese is dioikesis, "government, administration, or province." (Vocabulary.com).

As of April 2020, in the Catholic Church there are 2,898 regular dioceses: 1 papal see, 649 archdioceses (including 9 patriarchates, 4 major archdioceses, 560 metropolitan archdioceses, 76 single archdioceses) (Wikipedia).

What is the difference between a Diocese and an Archdiocese?

Each diocese is within a Province - a group of Dioceses - the Archdiocese is the main Diocese within that Diocese. The bishop of that Archdiocese is therefore automatically an Archbishop. If a bishop has been made an Archbishop personally is referred to as an Archbishop but it does not make their Diocese an Archdiocese.

What is a Deanery?

A subdivision of a diocese, consisting of a number parishes, over which presides a dean appointed by a bishop. The duty of the dean is to watch over the clergy of the deanery, to see that they fulfill the orders of the bishop, and observe the liturgical and canon laws. He summons the conference of the deanery and presides at it. Periodically he makes a report to the bishop on conditions in the deanery.www.catholicculture.org

What is a Parish?

In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish (Latin: parochia) is a stable community of the faithful within a particular church, whose pastoral care has been entrusted to a parish priest (Latin: parochus), under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It is the lowest ecclesiastical subdivision in the Catholic episcopal polity, and the primary constituent unit of a diocese. In the 1983 Code of Canon Law, parishes are constituted under cc. 515–552, entitled "Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars." Wikipedia