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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St Wilfrid’s Centre Update

A Challenge to Us All Ruth Moore, Director of St Wilfrid’s Centre Ruth Moore Although my Dad is a retired Anglican priest, we’ve never been a family where bible quotations are part of our everyday life preferring, as my late Mum would advocate, to demonstrate…

Food Drop Off at Carmel

Our photos show the volunteers at Carmel overseeing the very generous donations of foodstuffs and basic needs provisions for those in need. Peter Yewdall, a student at Trinity, who volunteers while his college is in Lockdown and Sister Maire O’Dea. Stuart is the community champion…

UCM Members Remembered

Mrs Catherine Riordon of Holyrood Parish, Barnsley in the Diocese of Hallam died on 5 January, 2021 at the age of 90.  In her youth she taught.  She was a longstanding member of the Union of Catholic Mothers and latterly was house bound for ten…

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…




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