The Good Shepherd

Roman Catholic Parish in Telford, Shropshire incorporating St. Mary's, Madeley and St. Paul's, Dawley

Also serving the communities of Broseley and Stirchley

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Cream Teas on the Lawn at St. Mary's: 7 August, 2022

Many thanks to those who supported this on a beautiful summer afternoon.

A special thanks to those who worked so hard on the day to keep us fed and watered, and also to all who donated the ingredients for our feasting and of course the compulsory raffle!
£288.50 was raised for Parish Funds.


Filipino Banquet Night

The newly refurbished Upper and Lower Rooms echoed to the sound of happy, well-fed parishioners and friends as they enjoyed the the beautiful food prepared by our Filipino parishioners on 15th July.

As one of the fortunate tasters I can truly say a huge thank you on behalf of us all to our Filipino hosts, and to Father Michael and to David for their attentiveness.

The music is Buksan ang Aming Puso (Open our Hearts)



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St. Mary's School Leavers Mass: 14 July, 2022

Children, teaching staff and parishioners gathered in St. Mary's church for the celebration of Mass to reflect on the children's growth and development at St. Mary's Primary Svhool and to look forward to their future in their new school.

Unfortunately, because of a COVID-19 outbreak in school, the celebration was restricted to the leavers.



Crete: Monastery of Arkadi

On their recent holiday, Father Michael and David visited the monastery of Arkadi, 23km (14mi) to the southeast of Rethymnon on the island of Crete in Greece.

The current catholicon (church) dates back to the 16th century and is marked by the influence of the Renaissance, visible in the architecture, which mixes both Roman and baroque elements.

As early as the 16th century, the monastery was a place for science and art and had a school and a rich library.

Situated on a plateau, it is well fortified, being surrounded by a thick and high wall.

The monastery played an active role in the Cretan resistance of Ottoman rule during the Cretan revolt of 1866, when 943 Greeks, mostly women and children, sought refuge there.

After three days of battle and under orders from the hegumen (abbot) of the monastery, the Cretans blew up barrels of gunpowder, choosing to sacrifice themselves rather than surrender.

The monastery became a national sanctuary in honour of the Cretan resistance. 8th November is a day of commemorative parties in Arkadi and Rethymno. The explosion did not end the Cretan insurrection, but it attracted the attention of the rest of the world.

So, they didn't just lie in the sun all day!!


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Parish trip to Rome, 2022

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Thanks to David Yates for the slide show of the trip to Rome

St. Mary's Garden Flower Show

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Saturday Vigil
St. Mary's, Madeley - 5pm

St. Paul's, Dawley - 9am
St. Mary's, Madeley - 11am

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Telephone: 01952 586118

St. Paul's
Burton St. and Doseley Rd.
Shropshire. TF4 3AH
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St. Mary's
70 High St.
Shropshire. TF7 5AH
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Page last updated: 12 August, 2022