Swindon Catholic Deanery



Our website brings together the resources of the Swindon Catholic Deanery and provides information about Deanery-wide activities.  Most of the parishes and schools within the deanery have excellent websites of their own, and you will find links to them in these pages.

Recently released!

The Swindon Deanery Justice & Peace Group's July-Sept 2016 Newsletter is now out, featuring brief articles on a BBQ for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, helping victims of Human Trafficking via The Medaille Trust, and helping build a school in India.  Click here to see the one page newsletter.

Upcoming events:

Ride for Vocations 2

From 10th to 18th September, Fr Matt Anscombe will ride 969 miles in 9 days from Lands End to John O'Groats. His aim is to continue to promote a culture of vocation in Clifton Diocese, and also to raise money for the Clergy Training Fund. We now have six seminarians in the diocese and any support we receive for their training is much appreciated. Fr Matt thanks you in advance for supporting him both spiritually and financially in this journey.

Please check out for updates on his training and the journey.

 If (like the Swindon Catenians) you would like to sponsor him, then a penny a mile for 1,000 miles is equal to £10. Go to his online site: or tel 01793 641386 for more information.

An Evening With C.S. Lewis

Do come and join us for ‘An Evening with CS Lewis’ staring British actor David Payne in his powerfully inspirational one man theatrical performance. Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire on a December evening, CS Lewis recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life; of his friendship with J R R Tolkien; why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles; how he came to embrace Christianity and of the American woman who turned his life upside down.

Friday September 23rd @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm WHERE: St Joseph's Catholic College, Swindon Ocotal Way Swindon, Swindon SN1 2NT UK COST: £10/ or £5 students.  Click here for further details on how to purchase tickets.