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


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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

NOTE: No 5.00pm Mass on Saturday 22nd May because the bishop is coming to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation for candidates and their families only.
Public Weekday Mass will normally only take place in OLST on Wednesday at 10.00am.
You must follow COVID-19 rules - keep 2m apart , wear facemasks and record your contact details/use the QR Code.
You must book for the Weekend Masses; times below and in the Newsletter.
Join the Outreach 'Give to Live 100 Club'. See here .


Interested in being a Governor at our Parish School - see here and here

Are you ready and willing to be a Safeguarding Trustee?

The Institute of Our Lady of Mercy is an order of Roman Catholic Sisters of Mercy and they require a Safeguarding Trustee Committee Member.

The Institute of Our Lady of Mercy operate high-quality person centred Residential, Dementia Care and Close to Care Apartments in several locations and provide first rate primary education at our independent school in Burnley. Members of the Institute undertake a wide variety of individual pastoral and vocational ministries serving those experiencing poverty following the example of their foundress.

  •   Role Title:  Safeguarding Trustee Committee Member
•   Voluntary Position:  Unpaid role, Expenses paid
•   Post:  Part Time position
•   Location:  Home based with occasional meetings in Leeds
•   Closing Date:  1st June 2021
•   Interview Date:  7th/8th June 2021
•   Email:   tracey.rogers-thomas@iolmercy.org.uk

•   For more detailed information click here.


"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}

Food Banks need your support - all supermarkets have containers set aside for us to follow the Lord's commands to help others in their time of need.

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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