Future Planning for the Archdiocese: PDF Print E-mail
Written by Matthew Ingram   
Thursday, 03 May 2012 19:43

This important discussion document can be read on the Archdiocesan website, www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk.  All parishes are asked to hold a meeting to discuss this document and the future of our parishes. Our meeting will now be in the Parish Centre on Wednesday 13 June at 7pm.

 Make a note of it, and come.  I have put it back from the original date to make sure we have plenty of time to organise discussion. It's for everybody, because it is important for everybody! As promised, copies of the questions for discussion are available at the back of church for those who cannot access the internet. Discussion groups are being organised, but as a first step there is a list on the notice board for you to show your preference as to when you would like to meet, e.g daytime or evening, weekday or weekend. We will try to organise groups to accommodate your wishes.

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Written by Matthew Ingram   
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 21:22

Welcome to The Parish of Saint John Fisher.

 Saint John Fisher statue in the church.

Saint John Fisher was born in Beverly, Yorkshire and studied at the University of Cambridge.  In 1504 he was appointed Bishop of Rochester at the request of Henry VII and was a rigorous defender of the Catholic faith. 

This defence of Catholic teaching brought him into direct conflict with Henry VIII over his divorce from Catherine of Aragon.  After several imprisonments and at least one assumed attempt on his life, John Fisher refused to take an oath recognising the certain rights of the King which ultimately led to his execution.  He was beheaded on the Vigil of St. John The Baptist, 22nd June 1535.

John Fisher was beatified in 1886 and cannonised in 1935.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2011 14:25