Bishop Ralph Heskett


Diocese of Hallam serving the Catholic Church in the UK County of South Yorkshire, parts of the High Peak and Chesterfield Districts of Derbyshire, and the District of Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire.

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World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is the one day in the year when the entire global Church comes together in support of mission. World Mission Sunday is celebrated in every Catholic community in the world – the 2020 theme was a shout of courage and faith: ‘Here…

Caritas News

Following the outbreak of the Covid pandemic, the Albert Gubay Charitable Trust, working with Cardinal Vincent Nichols, made £27,000 available to Caritas in Hallam to offer help for people suffering from food poverty as a result of the pandemic.   Caritas worked with the Society of…

Fr Martin Clayton Retires

Parishioners from St Michael the Archangel, Hathersage and Our Lady of Sorrows, Bamford said a fond farewell to Fr Martin Clayton on 15 October as he retired from life as parish priest.   Fr Martin had served the two parishes for more than five years…

St Marie’s Cathedral Covid Safe Virtual Tour

St Marie’s Cathedral launched a ‘Virtual Tour’ video and a web-based guide as part of its contribution to the Heritage Open Days initiative.   The annual Heritage Open Days event is England’s largest community heritage festival and is intended to be an opportunity for communities…

Give a Thought and a Prayer for Refugees

As we all cope with the worldwide pandemic Lilian Hollidge, a parishioner of Holy Family Parish, Stainforth, turns her thoughts to the Detention Centre on the Aegean Island of Lesbos, where she has worked as a volunteer on a number of occasions.  We are all…

Ordination to the Priesthood

On 18 July, 2020 Dominic Jenkinson was ordained to the priesthood at St Marie’s Cathedral.  The Celebration of Ordination is available to watch on The Celebration of Ordination was recorded by Shalom Media (  

Painting the ‘Holy Eucharist’

Jonathan Mason is a parishioner at The Annunciation Church in Chesterfield and a Catholic artist.  He writes about one of his paintings. Holy Eucharist   “I have at last finished the painting of the ‘Holy Eucharist’.  This painting was originally going to be called ‘Blessed…

Congratulations to Diocesan President of UCM

Angela Mellors Congratulations to the Union of Catholic Mothers Diocesan President, Mrs Angela Mellors, on the occasion of her 80th Birthday on 26 June.   Angela has held various roles within the Diocese of Hallam: as Foundation President, Treasurer and Media Officer.  In 2012 for…



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