Second Sunday of the Year
Peace Sunday
Reading Cycle B, The year of Mark's gospel
You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas
14th January 2018
First ReadingSamuel 3: 3-10 19
Second ReadingCorinthians 6:13-15. 17-20.
GospelJohn 1: 35-42
Bishop Peter’s Pastoral Message of 14th December 2017
(contains news of the restructuring of some smaller parishes to take place early in 2018)

Rhyl Catholic School Development

There is an interesting “fly-through” of the new school building on the Daily Post Website (link below)


Welcome to the Our Lady of the Assumption RC Church (St Mary’s Rhyl) website. As you will notice if you have been here before, the site has had a recent redesign. We hope you like the new layout and still find it both informative and user friendly!


A fundamental aspect of any website is that it is topical and current. In keeping the website up to date, we rely on all the parish group leaders and parishioners to send through relevant news and information. It is your responsibility to ensure the group pages are correct and up to date. To do this, please use the new CONTACT FORM.


We encourage any members of the parish, or visitors, to contact us using our new CONTACT FORM. This will send a message direct to the editor, who will then ensure it is seen by the relevant personnel. We appreciate any feedback, so if you have any comments about the website, or notice any inaccuracies, please let us know.


If you have any photographs of the church or any church events, or if your children have any drawings for the website, we would love to show them off on the gallery pages. All you need to do is scan the drawings, or attach the photos, in an e-mail to us. Don’t forget to add your name and age to the e-mail if you are sending in a drawing.

Prayer Board

Don’t forget to view our new prayer board and send us any prayers and prayer intentions for inclusion.


Keep up to date with the latest events in the Parish by accessing the Church Calendar here. You can scroll from month to month using the arrows, change to week view or even print the calendar off. If you are holding an event people need to know about, let us know and we can add it to the Calendar!

Parish People

If you need to contact someone about parish events but do not know who, check out our list of Parish People. This provides a list of key contacts for various groups. If you need adding to this list, please let us know.

Readers List

The latest Readers List is now available. If you would like to be involved in the Ministry of the Word, please contact Sheila Johnson on (01745) 354311.

Live Mass feed

We now have a live feed of the Sunday 10.00 a.m. mass

Instructions for watching the feed are available on the Streaming page

Just click the button below to view.

St Mary's RC Rhyl Altar

We are a very friendly Roman Catholic Church parish serving Rhyl and Kinmel Bay in the Deanery of St Asaph. We love visitors and you are also very welcome to join us for coffee, tea, cakes and biscuits following Sunday morning mass. Many people worship here regularly who are not members of the church.

A lively children’s liturgy takes place on Sunday mornings and there is a monthly children’s mass. Bibles, prayer books, gifts and devotional items are available at our shop at the back of church following Sunday mass.

Our Lady of the Assumption (St Mary’s) has an active community of parishioners forming various groups within the church, such as the Bethany Group, the Society of St Vincent de Paul, the Knights of St Columba and the Union of Catholic Mothers. Although it is administratively and financially completely separate and independent, our parish partners the West Rhyl community organisation 4thecommunity, which operates from St Mary’s church and parish centre. Many parishioners are either directors of volunteers in 4thecommunity, West Rhyl’s grass roots community project.

Well run children’s play schemes operate during the school holiday periods, usually on the lawns or inside in bad weather. Strict safety provisions are in place for all the above activities.

For further information on the groups please see the relevant page on this website or speak to Fr Charles or any group members. View our Parish People page for contact details.


Weekly Services:

Saturday13th January10.30 AMNo Holy Hour
10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
(during holy hour)
Sacrament of Reconcilliation
Sunday14th January
Peace Sunday
10.00 AMMass for the People
Monday15th January1.00 PMFuneral service for Dennis McLoughlin
Tuesday16th January9.30 AMEileen Richards RIP
Wednesdy17th January9.30 AMJohn Howard
Thursday18th January9.30 AMMaurice Fagan RIP
Friday19th January9.30 AMIan Yates RIP
Saturday20th January10.30 AMHoly Hour with morning prayer of the
10.30 AM - 11.30 AM
(during holy hour)
Sacrament of Reconcilliation
Sunday21st January10.00 AM
Feast of the Presentation
with candle lit procession before Mass
Mass for the People
St Mary's Rhyl Altar
St Mary's Rhyl Mary Statue
St Mary's Rhyl Paschal Candle
St Mary's Rhyl Lectern

The very latest news items are listed here. For all news items, visit to our NEWS PAGE. To add an item to the News page, please send us a message containing all the relevant details. Please also contact us as soon as possible if any of the details are incorrect, or feel free to leave a comment below the item.

Barn Dance – 10th Feb 2018

A Barn Dance with food, and dancing led by music group Barleycorn Hope, will be held on Sat 10th February at 7.00pm. Tickets £10, to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. Barn Dancing is so easy, with a caller shouting out all the moves, so come along and...

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Eluned Gold of Bangor University’s psychology department is giving a general introductory workshop on Mindfulness in the parish centre on Wednesday 17th January, from 6pm to 8.30pm. This has been organised by Rt Hon Chris Ruane MP for the local labour party but is...

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SVP – 6 month Closure

The Parish St Vincent de Paul Group announces today, with some sadness, that it will close for six months. Over the last few years, deaths and illness as well as parish changes have meant that lack of numbers has been a problem, despite many recruiting efforts and...

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If your child will be three years old on or before 31st August, 2018, you are invited to apply for a nursery place for next September. Please contact the school for an application form on 01745 350762

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Premier Inn Charitable Initiative

The (impressive) manager of the new Rhyl Hotel asked 4thecommunity if he could bring 20 of his staff to do some voluntary work in the community. On Friday 2nd February, Sat 3rd and Mon 5th they are going to paint the moveable dividing panels in church, finish the car...

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Meeting for Parish Catechists

Just to remind our Parish Catechists (faith formation for children and adults) we meet on Tuesday 16th January next at 7.00pm in the community house, for a shared simple meal and to take another look at “Whole Community Catechesis” (There will be spiced lentil soup...

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