Welcome to our parish website

As parish priest of Holy Cross and St Francis, Walmley, part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham, I am delighted to welcome you to our parish website.

The latest news and information on parish and community events (and much more is available here). We hope you will find our site both interesting and informative.

When browsing through these pages, I would ask you to pay particular attention to the times of Mass and other services at the weekend.

This is simply because whilst all our community activities are important, our faith in the risen Christ is absolutely vital to our lives – as individuals and as a community – and Sunday is the traditional day when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ, the centre-point of our faith.

Whatever your reason for visiting us we pray that God will bless your search and grant you many blessings.

If you wish to support financially our work and help proclaim the gospel then click on the link: https://donate.mydona.com/holy-cross-saint-francis  

Fr. Neil Bayliss
Parish Priest


Saturday: 18.00 (Vigil Mass) Sunday: 08.30 Mass, 10.30 Sung Mass. Please check the bulletin for changes to Mass times. To do so click on the 'NEWS' tab above and then the up to date 'BULLETIN' page.
Monday: 19.00 Tuesday & Saturday: 10.00 (Except last Tuesday of each month when Mass is at 12 noon) Wednesday 09.00 Thursday 9.15am (The Mass is said in Holy Cross school) (Except for the 1st Thursday of the month when it will be at 9.00 in Church) Friday: 18.00 Please check the bulletin for changes to Mass times. To do so click on the 'NEWS' tab above and then the up to date 'BULLETIN' page.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is offered most days (except Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday) as a 'holy hour' each day, before the Mass of the day.
Saturday 10.30 - 11.30 and 17.30 - 17.45 or by appointment contact Fr Neil 0121 351 2161
Safeguarding – The parish operates in accordance with Statutory Safeguarding Guidance and the National and Archdiocesan policies and procedures at all times. Our Parish Safeguarding Representatives are Donna Powell and Jude Banner-Eilbeck. They can be contacted at: sg.hcasf.walmley@rcaob.org.uk  or alternatively the Diocesan Safeguarding team can be contacted on 0121230 6240 safeguarding@rcaob.org.uk if you have any concerns.

Privacy Notice

Holy Cross & Saint Francis Catholic Parish part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham

The Parish of Holy Cross & Saint Francis Walmley is a part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham (the “Archdiocese“) is a charity registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales. Our charity number is 234216 and our registered address is Cathedral House St Chad’s Queensway Birmingham B4 6EX. In this Notice, references to ‘we’ and ‘us’ mean the Archdiocese.

Personal Data” means information from which an individual can be identified, directly or indirectly

When you provide us with Personal Data in order to engage with us and/or benefit from our activities, we may keep a record of the data you give to us in order to enable us to comply with our statutory and other legal obligations and to achieve our charitable objects of advancing and maintaining the Roman Catholic religion through the operation of our parishes and our other activities.

For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/279 (GDPR), the Archdiocese through its Trustees will be a Data Controller in respect of your Personal Data. In some cases, the Archdiocese may be a joint Data Controller of your Personal Data (e.g. where your data is shared between the Archdiocese and another organisation for a particular purpose). Please be aware that our parishes form part of the Archdiocese and are not separate legal entities. Parishes are not Data Controllers nor do they process Personal Data on behalf of the Archdiocese as a Data Processor.

Everyone has rights with regard to how their Personal Data is handled by organisations. The Archdiocese is committed to ensuring that Personal Data is properly and securely managed in accordance with the relevant data protection laws, and believes this is an important part of achieving trust and confidence between the Archdiocese and those with whom it interacts. Please read this Notice to understand how we use and protect the information which you provide to us or which we obtain or hold about you, and to understand what your rights are in relation to information that we hold. This Notice applies to information about living identifiable individuals only.

GDPR refers to “processing” Personal Data. Processing includes recording, organising, storing, using and disposing of Personal Data.

For further information please go to the Archdiocese of Birmingham website ; https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/privacy-policy

Birmingham Diocesan Trust (the Archdiocese of Birmingham) has launched a new Whistleblowing Policy.

This policy aims to help individuals to raise with confidence and without having to worry about being victimised, discriminated against or disadvantaged in any way as a result any serious concerns (including safeguarding issues) they may have about post-holders, colleagues, their employer, or with how the Trust operates. Find the policy at: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/policies

The Diocese is also a member of Protect, formerly Public Concern at Work –  who are leading experts in whistleblowing. They provide confidential advice to individuals regarding whistleblowing, visit: https://protect-advice.org.uk/