The Parish Directory lists the groups and organisations in our parish, with information about how you can get involved or how the parish can offer you support.
Altar servers are an important part of our celebration of the sacred liturgy. Their service at the altar lends dignity and reverence to the Mass, and allows the priest and people to concentrate on the sacred actions. The servers also have a privileged experience of the Church’s liturgy.
APF (Association for the Propagation of the Faith)
The Association for the Propagation of the Faith (APF) is the official Catholic charity that guarantees support to all 1,069 overseas mission dioceses in the world.
Bereavement Visiting Group
Available to any parishioner who has been bereaved, giving prayerful support at what can so often be a very challenging time. Members of the group will visit you in confidence, in the privacy of your own home.
Bingo evenings are held on alternate Tuesdays in the Parish Centre during term time, beginning at 7.30pm. Come to a fun night with prizes for family and friends.
Children’s Week is an annual event held for one week in the summer at Our Lady of Walsingham for the children of the parish.
Christian Meditation Group
A chance to discover this ancient form of prayer, rediscovered by Dom John Main OSB, and to support each other who feel called to practice it.
Christmas Day Lunch
Volunteers of the parish provide a lunch on Christmas Day in the Parish Centre for the elderly and the housebound who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day.
The sweeping, dusting, window cleaning, hoovering, brass rubbing and various other cleaning jobs are done by a team of enthusiastic volunteers.
Coffee Club After Sunday 9.15am
We provide light refreshments in the parish centre after the 9.15am Mass on Sundays. We do this because we think building a sense of community in the parish is important. No one sits alone.
Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick and Housebound
A dedicated team of Eucharistic ministers takes Holy Communion to the sick and housebound of our parish, sharing in Christ’s ministry to the sick by bringing the Body of Christ to those who are unable to attend Mass.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist assist the clergy with the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass.
Our parish is a Fairtrade parish. The FAIRTRADE Mark is the only way to guarantee that farmers in the developing world receive a fair price for their products.
For six weeks in Lent and before Advent, small communities meet to become familiar with the Word of God and are nourished by it. Praying and sharing as a small group is a different experience to Mass or praying alone. People who have participated in the past agree that the experience is rewarding and positive.
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration
On the first Friday of each month the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for Adoration. This is an extension of what we have received in Holy Communion at Mass, the gift of the Body and Blood of Jesus. At the busy Sunday Masses there is so much going on. In Eucharistic Adoration the Lord offers Himself so that we can adore Him in silence.
Our parish is truly blessed with the beautiful gardens and grounds at both our churches. The volunteer team of gardeners always needs help.
HCPT Pilgrimage Trust
The HCPT Pilgrimage Trust organises a pilgrimage to Lourdes at Easter each year for children with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. We have a group that takes children from our parish and the local area each year.
Readers serve the parish by proclaiming the Word of God at Mass.
Justice and Peace Group
We are an enthusiastic and friendly group committed to raising awareness and working for a more just and peaceful world.
Knights of St Columba (KSC)
A lay order of Catholic men over the age of 16. The local group is Council 572 (Enfield & District) and covers the parishes of Enfield, Ponders End, Waltham Cross, Cheshunt, and Hoddesdon.
Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP)
Our parish belongs to two local ecumenical groups and is involved in a number of ecumenical initiatives.
Love in Action
Love in Action will help our parish to celebrate the way we are living our faith in the world, and to discover new ways that we can bring Christ’s love to our community by exploring the six guiding principles of Catholic social action, which all flow from God’s creation of us, and his continuing relationship with us.
Meet a Need with Christian Care
Meet a Need with Christian Care links people who offer help with those who need it on behalf of the Local Ecumenical Partnership of Enfield Town and Forty Hill Churches of which our parish is a member.
Mount Carmel Ladies Group
A social group meeting 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month in the Parish Centre. We offer a warm welcome to new members as well as providing fellowship to those who are ill or who suddenly find themselves alone.
We are lucky to have a number of groups leading the music at our Masses.
Our Lady of Walsingham Committee
The Our Lady of Walsingham Committee assists the Parish Priest in the running of our Chapel of Ease, Our Lady of Walsingham & the English Martyrs.
Parent and Toddler Group
We have a Toddler Group run by parishioners, offering coffee morning for parents/carers to socialise whilst toddlers are prepared for playgroups with stories and puzzles in a relaxed and informal environment.
Is available for hire by all parishioners and provides an excellent facility for family occasions such as baptisms, birthdays and anniversary celebrations. Very competitive rates. Booking form and further information is available from the Presbytery.
Planned Giving and Gift Aid
The planned giving envelope scheme has been running for many years, providing a stable and regular offertory income for the parish. Parishioners receive a box of envelopes for each Sunday of the year and if possible commit to giving a regular sum each week.
Lay Fraternity of Blessed Charles de Foucauld
Come and enjoy some sacred space to Relax, Pray and Meditate.
The Repository provides religious books, cards and other goods and is run by a team of volunteers.
Rosary Prayer Group
An opportunity to come together to pray for personal intentions, our priests, the parish and the wider world. This prayer group was started in 1986 and has been a regular part of the parish devotions since then.
Special Needs Support Group
Once a month the Saturday Club meets in Our Lady of Walsingham & the English Martyrs for those with special needs. It offers a friendly atmosphere with organised activities and an opportunity for socialising.
Scouts – 29th Enfield
The 29th Enfield is the Scout group attached to our parish. We provide a varied weekly programme supplemented by various outdoor and weekend activities. We have 3 sections for boys and girls.
Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP)
The St Vincent de Paul Society offers practical help to those in our community in need. Finding, loving and serving God in our communities are fundamental to the Society’s work.
TWIN (Third World in Need)
TWIN is the parish’s own Third World Charity. TWIN has provided over £150,000 to some 30 countries in Africa, Asia and South America. As well as financial support, we provide moral support to those working in arduous circumstances through personal correspondence and occasional direct contact.
Every Sunday a group of volunteer drivers bring elderly/housebound people who live within the parish boundaries to 10.30am Mass in OLSG.
For young people, various youth groups meet on some Fridays during term time, 7.30-9pm in the Parish Centre.