Coronavirus (Corvid 19)
The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has agreed that the cessation of public liturgies should begin from Friday evening 20th March 2020. Because of the situation the Church finds herself in, the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation is removed, until further notice.
There will be no public Masses for the time being. (No Mass on Sunday). The Church is open for private prayer only, please check on the ‘News’ page for opening times.
If you would like to be able to ‘watch’ a Mass offered ‘on-line’ please search on the archdiocesan website for a list of times/places. go to https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/parishes-online .
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 newly updated 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.
Fr. Neil Bayliss
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/