Welcome to the parish of St Austin's & English Martyrs

The Churches of St Austin's, Wakefield, Est. 1828 & English Martyrs, Wakefield, Est. 1932

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Important information about Confirmations and First Holy Communion

Confirmation for children in years 6 & 7.  St Austin’s church Thursday 28th February.   If you wish your child to be Confirmed in 2019, forms are still available for you to complete and return until the deadline for enrolment on Sunday 13 January.  Classes will take place each Sunday afternoon in St Austin’s Theatre 2.30 to 5.00 pm from 20 January to 24 February 2019.

First Holy Communion:  There will be an initial meeting for parents of children who will be making their First Holy Communion later this year on Tuesday 15 January at 6.30 pm at St Austin’s Church.  To be eligible, in accordance with the Bishop’s decision, children must be in YEAR 4 and have already made their first confession a full year beforehand.  If you are in any doubt, please come to the meeting and discuss the matter with Fr Crawley.  Please note that, under no circumstances, will children in year 4 who have only just made their first Confession in December, be allowed to make their first Holy Communion this year.