Parish Family Groups

What are Parish Family Groups (PFG)?

Groups of about ten households (30-40 people) who meet monthly for social events. Anyone can come - Catholic or not!  Not all members of a group attend all get togethers.

Our PFG get togethers are informal and range in numbers,  from a couple of families to whole groups. We have had, and will have more of:


  • Walks in the local woods and on the hills

  • Afternoon tea and games, casual lunches, social evenings in the Parish Hall

  • Group Mass

  • Litter Picking sessions

  • Entertained each other in our homes


Why are they important?

Often when we come to Mass we don't know many people. Sometimes we know faces but not names. About five hundred people come to Mass here, so it's easy to get lost in the crowd. The idea is that they will help people get to know each other, make new friends and support one another. We want them to be fun! 

The results:  knowing far more people than when we started, working together as a team, and feeling part of the parish community.


Are they just for families?

They're for everyone. They are about the family which is the parish.


Does this happen in other parishes?

Yes, you can read more about them on the Family Group Movement website


For more information, please contact Julie or Denzyl at:

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
John 13:34-35
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