We are a community of Christians in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark. The parish is cared for by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars, a branch of the Franciscan Order.
The Franciscan link is also clear from the name of our church: Our Lady of the Angels, recalling the little chapel where St Francis of Assisi established his first community of friars. As a parish community we aim to be a welcoming family of brothers and sisters.
Our Mission and Vision; Faith, Family, Formation
Our goal as a dynamic Catholic parish is
…to energise our faith community…
…to build a strong spiritual foundation for our children;
…to minister to the elderly, sick and housebound;
…to enliven and enrich our parish liturgies;
…to reach out to inactive parishioners;
…to give and support each other in love.
Our Parish is enriched and enlivened by its close association with St Fidelis Catholic Primary School next door.
The school has grown since its opening in November 1960 and now intakes 56 children into Nursery and 60 into Reception each year. You can read the school latest Osted report here
Over 540 children now attend and the buildings have been extended in recent years to accommodate this important and growing need. Our children’s education and spiritual growth is of paramount importance and the Parish, in recognition of this has financially contributed to the expansion of the school buildings.
St. Fidelis Catholic Nursery Admissions
The Nursery is offering a wider range of options for admissions in September 2018,for children born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015. All the sessions set out below whether part time or full time are delivered across five days, Mondays-Fridays:
- 15 hours funded care (either morning sessions from 8:30am-11:30am or afternoon sessions from 12:20-3:20pm
- 30 hours funded care plus hot lunch (8:30am -3:20pm)
- 15 hours funded care plus the opportunity to “top up”to 30 hours plus hot lunch (8:30am-3:20pm)
Visit to view the nursery have been arranged for:
Wednesday 21st February and Wednesday 14th March.Each visit starts promptly at 09:30am and will last for approximately 30 minutes. Parents and children are welcome to attend.You should come to the main school office where you will be greeted and taken across to the nursery. The closing date for all applications is Thursday 29th March 2018.
School/Nursery Form Signing
Br.Martin will be signing Nursery forms on Friday 2nd March 2pm-3:30pm. Please note there has been a date change Br.Martin will sign forms on Friday 16th March 09:45-10:30am*and not Thursday 15th March as noted in the previous newsletter and the letter that went to parents.
The Angelus Centre
The Angelus Centre is the Parish centre for Our Lady of the Angels. The stylish and thoroughly modern building is becoming somewhat of a landmark within the parish.
As well as hosting events and clubs for the church, the centre is available to hire for all kinds of events such as; weddings, receptions, celebrations and parties. For more information visit the Angelus Centre website. (opens in a new window)