Welcome to St. William's, a large suburban Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Hallam, situated in the south-west of Sheffield in South Yorkshire.
In 1905 a small chapel was built on the site of our present church, on the Ecclesall Road, and so 2005 was our centenary year.
In addition to providing information, we hope these pages give an impression of our church and parish: what makes us tick, what makes us unique, how we live our Christian lives.
Child Refugee Crisis
Please write to your City Council to urge them to continue to work with central government to keep the Dubs scheme open.
View and download a draft letter here.
Bishop Paul McAleenan on the Dubs Amendment
The so-called Dubs Amendment - a scheme that requires the government to relocate unaccompanied refugee children from other countries in Europe - is set to close.
Bishop Paul McAleenan welcomed the Dubs amendment when it was brought into the Immigration Act of 2016. In reaction to the news that the scheme may be closed, Bishop McAleenan reiterates the importance of caring for the most vulnerable in our world:
"The entire international community has a duty to protect refugees, especially unaccompanied children who are often most vulnerable to exploitation or trafficking.
"In addition to its aid and resettlement programmes in the region, I hope that our government will continue working with other European countries to identify and support unaccompanied children on their journey to safety.
"The Catholic community also has a role to play by praying for all those who have been forced to flee their homes and by supporting action to relieve this crisis."