The Parishioners of St Michael and All Angels would like to welcome you to their parish.
The Belmont parish is part of the Herefordshire Catholic Deanery within the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cardiff. Our Archbishop, the Most Rev George Stack was appointed bishop on 19 April 2011 by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.
One of the first things you will notice about this parish, which makes it very different to almost all other parishes in this country, is that it shares its church with Benedictine monks! The parish actually predates the monastery by a few years and until 1859 used the chapel of St Peter & St Paul (now the Parish Centre) for Mass. Today, respecting the wishes of Belmont’s great benefactor, Mr Francis Richard Wegg-Prosser, the parish shares the church with the monastic community.
I extend a very warm welcome to our Parish website. Whether you have recently moved into the Parish or have been a Parishioner for many years, I hope you will find our website useful, interesting, user-friendly and enjoyable. At the click of a mouse you can access information on all aspects ofParish life and you are invited to keep our website 'live' by contributing news and views.
I hope that this website gives you a flavour of our parish life and maybe that it will inspire you to join one of our parish events or groups. For the most up-to-date information please look at our weekly leaflet which can be found by clicking on the appropriate link and date.
You will notice that our website has various links. Accessing these links will enable you to link up with the Benedictine and Diocesan websites and other worldwide Catholic communities who are also on the Internet.
The Internet is further proof, that technology, properly utilised can advance the honour and glory of God. On World Communications Day in 1989, Pope Saint John Paul II said, “let us pray for wisdom in using the potential of the computer age to serve mans’ human and transcendent calling, and thus give Glory to the Father from whom all good things come”.
We are now looking for bric-a-brac, books, good condition children’s toys and only clean and in very good condition clothes. We can no longer take “rags” as we have no way of disposing of them. We also cannot take electrical goods for the fete, as customers cannot test them in the tent.
We also need items that can be used for the Grand Tombola, so if you have any gifts you cannot use, do give them to us for the Tombola.
As always all bottles are gratefully accepted. The bottle stall is one of our best ones but it does take a lot of bottles to stock, so please be generous. If you have spare plants, please remember the Plant Stall.We also would like lots of bling and smelllies!
If you have time please remember we need lots of cakes for our fantastic cake stall.