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Our Lady of the Annunciation
Bishop Eton, Woolton Road • 0151 737 4110



CLOSURE OF BISHOP ETON AND ST MARY’S WOOLTON
We have completed our Christmas Programme, but now, in view of the increasing concerns regarding the spread of Covid-19, both churches will be closed until further notice. I will continue to record the weekend Mass and this should be available from early on Saturday evening. Meanwhile, we will continue to pray for one another and hope that those in the vulnerable categories (which includes virtually everyone in the Redemptorist Community at Bishop Eton) will soon receive a vaccine. Please check the parish websites for updates.
Tim Buckley, CSsR (Parish Priest). 7 January 2021


Covid Mass Times


Weekend

Sun: 6 pm (CANCELLED)
9:30 am (CANCELLED)

Weekday

Mon: 11 am (CANCELLED)
Wed: 4 pm (CANCELLED)
Fri: 4 pm (CANCELLED)

The Parish Clergy



Fr Timothy (Tim) Buckley C.Ss.R (Priest)
Fr Tim became parish priest of Bishop Eton and St Mary's in 2011, He joined the Redemptorists in 1964 and was ordained in 1970.

He gained an MA in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University, Omaha, USA, and has a doctorate from Heythrop College, London University. His thesis on the pastoral care of Catholics who experience marital breakdown was published in 1997 and again in 2002 under the title, What Binds Marriage? - Roman Catholic Theology in Practice. He was Publishing Director of

Redemptorist Publications for six years from the beginning of 2001 and then returned to mission and retreat work across the country. His book, Take Heart: Expand your vision of God, was published in June 2009. For many years Fr Tim created stories to help children understand their faith. His first book of children's stories, The Adventures of Freddie Freckles, was published in October 2009, the second children's book Freddie Freckles and the Sacraments was published in late 2014.

Rev Gergely Juhasz (Deacon)


About the Parish


Although referred to as Bishop Eton, the parish's official name is 'Our Lady of the Annunciation'.

Bishop Eton refers to the home (since 1851) of the Redemptorists. It has served as a base for missions; a junior seminary; a retreat house; and more recently a parish house and comfortable home for retired Redemptorists. The previous residents were Bishops Brown and Sharples.

The church (designed by E.W.Pugin) opened in 1858. The parish was established in 1961, following a request by Archbishop (later Cardinal) Heenan. In the previous 100 years, the Church served as a devotional chapel, with the shrine to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (established 1866) attracting many pilgrims.

The parish is a thriving community, with many groups including an SVP conference, a Justice and Peace Youth Group, Bereavement Support Team, and a joint St Mary's and Bishop Eton Women's Group.