About Us

The Bishop: The Right Rev Alan S. Hopes.
The Parish Priest:  The Rev. Denys Lloyd:    Tel: 01263-822036
  The Rev. Tim Bugby (Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham)

Deacon: The Rev. Andrew Neate

Rev. Father Denys Lloyd – Parish Priest, Our Lady and St. Joseph, Sheringham and Cromer since 2008; formerly Parish Priest, Our Lady’s, Stowmarket. from 1996.

David Richard Lloyd was born on 28 June 1939, the son of Richard Norman Lloyd and Grace Enid Lloyd. David was educated at Brighton College (where he was a George Long Scholar) and Trinity Hall, Cambridge (where he was an Exhibitioner). He received his BA in 1961 and MA in 1965. He was awarded an MA from Leeds University in 1969.fr denys

Rev. David Lloyd was Assistant Curate at St Martin’s in Rough Hills, Wolverhampton from 1963 to 1967. In 1969 he professed as a Member of the Community of the Resurrection at Mirfield in 1969 (taking the religious name of Denys which he has retained). The Community is Anglican and its Members share in the same Discipline as the Benedictine Order. Father Denys became Tutor at the College of the Resurrection from 1970 to 1975, then the College’s Vice Principal from 1975 until 1984, when he became Principal. From 1972 Father Denys was also an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds.

He was received into the Roman Catholic Church at Quarr Abbey, on the Isle of Wight in 1990. He attended the Missionary Institute in London from 1993-4, and was ordained Catholic priest in 1994. He was Assistant Priest at St Mark’s in Ipswich, and RC Cbaplain, Ipswich Hospital from 1994-96 when he became Parish Priest at |Our Lady’s in Stowmarket. Before being commissioned by Bishop Michael Evans to merge the two parishes in Cromer and Sheringham he was Rural Dean in Bury St Edmunds from 2001. He has made many contributions to theological journals.

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 Lloyd or to one of the Welcomers, and to hand in details of addresses, telephone numbers etc. Father Lloyd 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 Lloyd 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.