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Welcome to the Website of the Parish of the Catholic Church
of Our Lady of Beauchief and St. Thomas of Canterbury



( Mosaics at OLST )


Our Parish Priest
Fr. Stephen Ssekiwunga

        Fr Stephen Ssekiwunga was born in Uganda in 1979. He was ordained a Priest for the Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda on 8th August 2009. In Uganda, he served as an assistant Priest at St Joseph’s, Lweza, and as a hospital chaplain for four years. From 2014, he was parish Priest of Immaculate Conception, Kibanga. In September 2018, he came to the Diocese of Hallam and became an assistant Priest at St Marie’s Cathedral.        

Latest Parish News

 Public Weekday Mass will only take place in OLST on Wednesday at 10.00am.
 You must book for the only Public Sunday Masses on Saturday at 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am.
 You must follow COVID-19 rules - keep 2m apart, wear facemasks and record your contact details/use the QR Code.

 Thinking of Confirmation - See below and in the Newsletter.


Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation

We are hoping to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Parish at some time around Pentecost this year - covid permitting. Therefore, we are going to begin a series of preparation sessions for any young people who would like to be Confirmed. Because of the current situation, these sessions will take place online. Candidates will be provided with resources but it will be expected that a Candidate's parents/guardians will be actively involved in working through the resources with the Candidate.

The materials will help you with a simple exploration and sharing of faith together.

If you would like to be Confirmed or would simply like to find out more then please email Fr Stephen and a letter will be sent to you with further details.


Due to the increased risk from the new strain of the Coronavirus, Fr Stephen has decided to reduce the number of Masses available at weekends and during the week.

This has not been done lightly, but many of the stewards are struggling with their consciences: on one hand to 'do the right thing' in terms of supporting OLST to stay open for those that feel the need to attend Mass during the week; and on the other hand to go against the advice from Government which is ‘only to leave home for essential purposes’.

At the moment we are not being held to our Sunday obligation, therefore we have to judge for ourselves what constitutes ‘essential worship’. We ALL have a duty to keep ourselves and others safe.

From 24th January, there will be only 2 Masses at the weekend - 5.00pm on Saturday and 10.00am on Sunday. There will also be a Mass midweek on Wednesday at 10.00am.

Father Stephen will increase the number of Masses as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.


"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink" ... In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me." {NJB Matthew 25:35,40}

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Our Lady of Beauchief and St Thomas of Canterbury
S8 7UD


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Our Lady and St Thomas is located south of Sheffield City centre on the A61 in the suburb of Woodseats. Parking outside of the Church on Sunday mornings is restricted to blue-badge holders and to 1 hour before 12.00 on other days. Nearby street and supermarket parking is available.


Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic Public Masses in the Parish are restricted: see the latest newsletter for more information. The Mass times below are subject to the rules for attending Masses at OLST set out in the latest Newsletter and the availability of authorised Stewards.

To view Masses and other Liturgy Online go to:


and select a service and church

Parish Masses
Sunday Masses
Saturday:   5.00pm at OLST
Sunday:   10.00am at OLST
Weekday Masses  
Monday:   No Mass
Tuesday:   No Mass
Wednesday:   10.00am at OLST
Thursday:   No Mass
Friday:   No Mass
Saturday:   No Mass
Saturday:   No Celebration
Saturday:   No Celebration
Saturday:   No Reconciliations
but contact
Fr. Stephen directly


English Martyrs, the Chapel of Ease to
Our Lady of Beauchief and St Thomas of Canterbury
S17 4DR

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English Martyrs, Chapel of Ease, is located at the junction of the A621, 'Baslow Road', and 'The Crescent' in the village of Totley. There is a limited number of on-site parking spaces and there is local road-side parking.


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