St Finian`s Catholic Primary School Catholic School 

NEWBURY
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School Address

St Finian`s Catholic Primary School, The Ridge, NEWBURY, Berkshire, RG18 9HU

Coronavirus: School Arrangements

Many Catholic Schools are currently closed due to the Coronavirus. Even if a school is open it may not be accepting visitors. Please contact St Finian`s Catholic Primary School Catholic School to find out their arrangements to deal with Coronavirus. We will get through this and things will return to normal!

Catholic Priests and People

Mrs Elizabeth Housden - Head Teacher
Ms Bridget Fox - Deputy Head Teacher
Ms Susan Hume - Head of RE
Ms Gill White - School Secretary
Mrs Patricia Mudie - Chair of Governors
Mrs Frances Thompson - Governor
Mr John Peppiatt - Governor
Mr Michael Pyne - Governor
Mr Simon Pope - Governor
Mrs Joan Sargent - Governor
Mr Martin Smith - Governor
Mrs Elizabeth Housden - Governor
Mrs Bridget Fox - Governor
Mr Andrew Gravatt - Governor
Rev James Carling - Governor
Mrs Susan Hume - Governor
Mr Roger Gregory - Governor
Sister Sylvia Leahy - Governor
Mrs Sylvia Walker - Vice Chair of Governors
Mrs Caroline McAinsh - Governor

Contact

Phone 01635 865925
Fax 01635 874892
Click here to email St Finian`s Catholic Primary School Catholic School

Nearest Catholic Schools

St Joseph`s Catholic Primary School, NEWBURY (2.7 miles)

Nearest Catholic Parishes/Churches

Our Lady of the Assumption, THATCHAM (1.3 miles)
St Joseph, NEWBURY (3 miles)
Parish of Woolhampton, (3.8 miles)
Parish of Woolhampton, (3.8 miles)
St Francis de Sales, NEWBURY (4.8 miles)

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

About St Finian`s Catholic Primary School Catholic School

A Catholic Primary school in the Portsmouth Diocese.

Part of the Catholic Church - you can find other Catholic Churches, Catholic Schools or Religious Orders/Houses and Chaplaincies nearby above. Or you can use the Find a Church Near Me box above to search for a Church, School etc.

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. 515552, entitled "Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars." Wikipedia