Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is offered at all three of our churches at the times given on the home page (scroll down to to the bottom of the Mass Times), and also by request to one of our priests.

Children will make their First Confession during their course of preparation for First Holy Communion. Please click HERE for more information.

Confessions can be arranged for the Sick and Housebound. Please phone the Parish Priest on 01723 360358, or speak to your Parish Visitor.

“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offence committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labours for their conversion” 

It is called the Sacrament of Conversion because it makes sacramentally present Jesus’ call to conversion, the first step in returning to the Father from whom one has strayed by sin.

It is called the Sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner’s personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction.

It is called the Sacrament of Confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a “confession” – acknowledgement and praise – of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man.

It is called the Sacrament of Forgiveness, since by the priest’s sacramental absolution God grants the penitent “pardon and peace.”

It is called the Sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the live of God who reconciles: “Be reconciled to God.”7 He who lives by God’s merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord’s call: “Go; first be reconciled to your brother.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church No. 1422-1423