St Edmund's school is part of the parish of Holy Trinity, Worsley. This is a newly formed parish, served by the churches of Christ the King, Walkden, St Edmund's and Our Lady and the Lancashire Martyrs, Little Hulton.
Each of our three churches has its own spiritual and pastoral traditions, and each brings many gifts to our new missionary endeavours. However, what they have in common is their sense of the presence of God in our lives, welcome and hospitality to everyone and a deep desire to care for those in need. Our parish, like our school, has members from all across the world who bring a delightful richness of prayer and community.
Our parish commitment is to become more like Jesus, knowing that it is he who forms and shapes us in our love for God and each other.
Mgr John Dale is our Parish priest. He visits school regularly to meet with staff and pupils, and is a familiar face on the playground before school.
Father John also works alongside school staff and a team of parish catechists to deliver the Sacramental Programme to pupils in school. If you wish your child to be part of this, please speak to Ms Green or contact Fr John directly.
He can be contacted via email on: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0161 790 2855.
You can download the weekly parish bulletin here.
Our school and parish are in the Diocese of Salford. We work closely together with representatives from the Diocese to ensure the best possible standards of Catholic education for our pupils.
Our Bishop is The Right Reverend John Arnold. He is the spokesperson for the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales on the Environment. He has proactively challenged our diocese to take the lead in responding to Pope Francis’ encyclical 'Laudato Si - Care for our Common Home' and to make the diocese of Salford a flagship for ways to heal and care for our common home. This has inspired our commitment to improving our school environment and also campaigning to make changes within the local community.
Pupils have opportunities to visit Salford Cathedral and Wardley Hall during their time with us.
Hope in the Future is an invitation to every parish in the Salford Diocese to recognise and develop their missionary identity and their call to evangelise.
The programme was formally launched on the feast of St Francis on 4th October 2017. Bishop John led a Celebration of the Word of God, which took place at the cathedral, during which all parishes were presented with a San Damiano cross for each church and school to remember Jesus’ call of St Francis to ‘Rebuild my Church’. Our San Damiano Cross is displayed outside Miss Moran's office, where every visitor to the school has to pass by it.
In his homily – which you can read here – Bishop John explored more about what it meant to be a missionary disciple and how this programme could rebuild our church within our diocese.