Our Parish Groups

Lots happening in our Parishes


We have numerous parish groups assisting our parish of St Teresa’s. As well as Fr James the Parish Priest we also have three Deacons, Deacon Tom Douglas, Deacon Ludgero Ferreira and Deacon Charles Hickman.

Parish groups cover and help with all aspects of parish life, listed below are the groups. To find out more about them and the work that they do, talk to Fr. James and he will help you talk to the person responsible for each group.



BIBLE STUDY GROUPThe Bible study group will be meeting online via Zoom on Thursdayevenings throughout the winter. We are a small, friendly group thatmeets weekly to read, reflect on, and discuss each coming Sunday’sreadings. All are very welcome, and if you are interested in gaininga deeper appreciation of our scriptures and how we understand and applythem please contact Deacon Chaz (charles.hickman@cliftondiocese.com) formore information.


Coming soon


Within St Teresa’s parish we have a strong CAFOD group. Through raising awareness and supporting the worldwide work of CAFOD, the group ensure that the Parish is aware of the needs of the developing world. Please contact Teresa Harris for more information or contact clifton@cafod.org.uk for more information.


This small group meet regularly with Fr. James to monitor Parish finances. They assist Fr. James in determining the correct usage of Parish finances and to encourage such initiatives as the 200 Club, Development Fund, Gift Aid and the weekly collections. They consider the fabrics of the Parish buildings and consider where best to invest the monies so generously given by the Parish community.

St Teresa’s Finance Commitee

Chair – Fr James Finan

Parish Adminstrator – Debbie Nicholls

Parish Treasurer – Peter Ingham

Christine Walter, Annabelle Lovegrove, Romeo Maddalena


St Vincent’s Finance Commitee

Chair – Fr James Finan

Parish Adminstrator – Debbie Nicholls

Parish Treasurer – Chimene Kameni

Charlie Marks



St Teresa’s Church Choir gathers together on most Sundays to help with the singing during the 10:30am Mass. Through contemporary and traditional music they help the congregation worship and pray. They will always welcome new members of any ability.



We have both boys and girls serving on the altar, they assist the priest or deacon in the worship of our parish. If you wish to become an Altar Server please speak to Fr James. Full training and support will be given.


These people assist the Priest and Deacons with the distribution of Holy Communion at all the Masses, they are also a vital link between the sick and housebound and those in nursing homes when they take Holy Communion to them. Some of the ministers also assist in taking communion to those in hospital.


We have a well stocked shop selling all types of religious items. The shop is open on request.