An Advent Message from Bishop Patrick

“As we begin with this Season of Advent, I pray that our engagement with the daily scriptures will help us to reflect on these three great truths: Christ has come; Christ will come again in glory; and Christ is now truly present amongst us. Let us remember the first with gratitude, look forward in hope to the coming again of Christ in glory, and try our best to respond generously to our daily”

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Celebrating God’s Word

Sunday Scripture Reading, Adoration, Sacrament of Reconciliation & Mass

Copies of ‘The God Who Speaks’ Matthew’s Gospel are available to set the Sunday scripture passage in context.

Thursdays of Advent at St Alban’s, Chaddesden
  • 5.15pm-5.50pm Adoration, Confessions
  • 6.00pm Mass

(Except Thurs 12th Dec 6.15-6.50pm Adoration & Mass at 7.00pm)

Fridays of Advent at St Hugh’s, Borrowash
  • 7am-7.25am Adoration, Confessions
  • 7.30am Mass

Sunday Scripture Reading, Adoration & Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturdays of Advent at St Alban’s, Chaddesden
  • 9am – 9.45am  Adoration & Confessions

(Except Saturday 21st Dec – Reconciliation Service 10am St Alban’s)

Advent Retreat Day at St Hugh’s

A time for reflection, restoration, quiet & prayer, for you & God to spend time together. St Hugh’s, Borrowash, on Saturday 7th December, 10am to 3pm.

Tea/coffee provided, please bring a packed lunch. Further information contact Lis Martin 01332 552627 or Ann Neale 07730 956156

Advent Reflections at Oakwood

Monday 2nd December from 7 – 8pm at The Church on Oakwood.

A quiet time of music and prayer before the ‘busy-ness’ of Christmas. 

Sharing God’s Word

First Friday ‘Spocial’s’

The next ‘Spocial’ evening is at St Hugh’s Parish Hall on Fri 6th December beginning with Mike sharing a favourite piece of scripture & reflecting musically upon it at 6pm, followed by Prayer Stations then leaping into the festive season with Christmas Karaoke & Food at 7pm, fancy dress optional!

For all ages & finishes by 8.30pm. A great opportunity to share & invite friends, colleagues, neighbours & family.

Every first Friday of the month. The next one includes the Epiphany Quiz on Fri 3rd Jan 6pm till 10ish.

Carols on The Circus

An opportunity to share the story of Jesus’ birth as God’s greatest gift to the world on Tuesday 17th December at 4pm on Sussex Circus. 

Local residents will be sharing this time with the Parish, School & local Christian communities. Volunteers needed to help set-up from 12 noon?

Living God’s Word

St Alban’s Parish Carol Service – Derby Catholic Refugee Support

Carol Service on Thurs 19th Dec at 7pm is a festival of readings & carols to support the resettlement of a Syrian family in Derby.

After the service there will be a bucket collection so do bring lots of cash. Rather than buy an expensive Christmas gift for someone you could tell them that you’re going to donate a part of their gift to this project.

To Get Involved in this Project Contact:, tel 552627 or

The Church on Oakwood Carol Service

Sun 15th Dec at 6.30pm

St Alban’s School Carol Service in the Church:

Thurs 19th Dec at 2pm

Advent Services of Reconciliation in the Deanery

  • Monday 16th December –  7 pm at St Mary’s, Bridgegate
  • Tuesday 17th  December – 7 pm at St Joseph’s, Burton Road
  • Thursday 19th December – 7 pm at St George’s, Allenton
  • Friday 20th December – 7 pm at English Martyrs, Alvaston
  • Saturday 21st December – 10am at St Alban’s, Chaddesden

Christmas Masses

Tuesday 24th December – Christmas Eve

  • St Alban’s Church – 4.30pm (Family Mass – Beginning with the blessing of the Christmas Crib)
  • St Hugh’s Church – 6.30pm (Family Mass – Carols from 6.00pm)

Wednesday 25th December – Christmas Day

  • The Church on Oakwood – 8.30am
  • St Alban’s Church – 10.30am

Thursday 26th DecemberBoxing Day

  • Mass at St Hugh’s Church – 10.00am (St Stephen’s Day Mass)


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