There are only two Catholic Schools in Denbighshire, Ysgol Mair Catholic Primary and Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School. Parents have the right (and duty) to make the hest choices for their child’s future through choosing a school. However, the church reminds Catholics that a huge effort goes into Catholic education. Our Sunday collections help to fund these schools and the infrastructure for Catholic education Therefore it has always been seen as a duty for Catholic people to support our schools as much as possible. The new £24 million school opening in September 2019 makes this choice easy as it will clearly be the best choice for Catholics wishing to bring up their children in a Catholic faith school.
WelcomeWelcome 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!
TopicalA 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.
FeedbackWe 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.
PhotographsIf 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.
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!
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.
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.
|Saturday||22nd April||No Holy Hour|
|Saturday||22nd April||10.30 AM - 11.30 AM|
(during holy hour)
|Sacrament of Reconcilliation|
|Sunday||23rd April||10.00 AM||Mass for the People|
|Monday||24th April||No Service|
|Tuesday||25th April||9.30 AM||Francesca Gibson (Cerefice)|
|Wednesday||26th April||9.30 AM||Veronica Ashworth RIP|
|Thursday||27th April||9.30 AM||Carmel Shanks|
|Friday||28th April||9.30 AM||Emily Faulds|
|Saturday||29th April||No Holy Hour|
| First Holy Communion
Parent and Child session
|Sunday||30th April||10.00AM||Mass for the People|
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.
Like most people, last week we probably said “Oh no, not again, surely ?” on hearing the election news. But when it comes to vote it would be good to be ready nonetheless. Bishop Peter has written encouraging all Catholics in the Diocese to pray for those running for...read more
The Diocesan Safeguarding Commission oversees the safeguarding work of the Diocese. It's core membership consists of independent professionals with expertise and experience in the area of Safeguarding. The Commission meets four times a year to fulfill its regulatory,...read more
Young people aged between 13-19 years are invited to contribute their views to the above poll at https:// www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/cathnews- synod-youth-poll. This Mega Youth Poll should take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete, depending on how much you want to...read more
The U.C.M. invite you to a short talk on the history and people of our parish church, next Wednesday, 25th April, at 7.00 pm. The talk is being given by Dennis Hatfield and will last about an hour. Refreshments to follow, all welcome.read more
Please note there is a change of date for the re-commissioning of Ministers following the Retreat at Old Colwyn on June 10th. This will now take place on Sunday, June 25th at 10.00 am Mass NOT the 18th.read more
Young people aged between 13-19 years are invited to contribute their views to the above poll at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/cathnewssynod-youth-poll. This Mega Youth Poll should take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete, depending on how much you want to say....read more