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.
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"
Usual Mass times
This week's Bulletin or Here
Baptising Your Child
Today's scripture readings for Mass (and links to the Divine Office).
Daily Homily by Fr Francis Maple
Links to other sites
Sunday 9.30 (with Children's Liturgy) & 11.15am
Daily Mass Times
Monday 20 10am
Tuesday 21 10am (Journey through Lent in the Ignatian Way 7.30)
Wednesday 22 10am
Thursday 23 7.30pm (preceded by Sung Evening Prayer at 7.10)
Friday 24 10am (Adoration 2 - 7.30, Stations of the Cross 7.30)
Saturday 25 9.30am