DIOCESE AND PARISH INFORMATION
The Bishop: The Right Rev Alan S. Hopes.
The Parish Priest: Fr. James Fyfe : Tel: 01263-822036
Priest-in-Residence: The Rev. Tim Bugby (Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham)
Deacon: The Rev. Andrew Neate
Father James Fyfe – Parish priest of Our Lady and St Joseph, Sheringham and Cromer since September 2019. Formerly Parish Priest of Our Lady & St Charles Borrome Catholic Church Wisbech from 2015.
Our Parish is shared between two churches; St Joseph’s of Sheringham and Our Lady Of Refuge, Cromer.
NEWCOMERS to the parish are invited to make themselves known to Father James or to one of the Welcomers, and to hand in details of addresses, telephone numbers etc. Father James is, of course, very happy to visit your home and to visit you in time of sickness etc. You are invited to make known to him or a Welcomer any talents that you have to offer. Scripture Readers and Lay Ministers of Holy Communion in previous parishes are invited to make this known to Father James if they would like to continue in these ministries.
VISITORS AND HOLIDAYMAKERS are very welcome to join us for Mass and for social events during their stay. Fund-raising and social events are held at regular intervals through the year, and coffee and tea are served in the hall after the 9.00 am Sunday Mass in Cromer and 11am Mass in Sheringham.
GIFT AID: Parishioners who pay income tax on wages and salaries, pensions or savings and investments are invited to sign a Gift Aid form. This enables the parish to recover from the Inland Revenue the income tax which they have already claimed from monies donated by you to the parish. Sean White will be pleased to discuss this with you in confidence.
OVERSEAS CONTACTS: The Catholic community at Our Lady of Refuge supports the work of the KITOVU MOBILE AIDS ORGANISATION in Uganda. This work was inaugurated some years ago by the Medical Missionaries of Mary, led by Dr Bridget Corrigan MMM. The successors of the Medical Missionaries of Mary are a secular team; they report to our Parish regularly and inform us how the money we send is allocated.
ECUMENICAL CONTACTS: Over the last hundred years contacts between the various denominations have improved very much, and here in Cromer there are good relations between the various churches and their ministers. Each year we are invited to take part in the Town Carol Service, the Good Friday Walk of Witness and the Summer “Songs of Praise” on the pier forecourt and many other events.