Baptisms can be arranged by contacting Canon Peter They take place on Sundays  after morning Mass at English Martyrs Danbury.
Baptisms take place at 12 noon in Danbury after 10.45am Mass. as a personalised family celebration.

First Holy Communion

Sessions are run each year in the Parish, usually on a Monday between 6 and 7:30 pm in St. Josephs School Hall. There are twelve sessions from October to May.

There are also monthly Parent sessions where the parents meet each other informally to discuss what the children are covering.
A party is held at the end of the sessions to celebrate this time together.


Confirmation takes place annually. The Bishop visits the Parish every three years and celebrates the Sacrament of Confirmation during his visit.
In the years when the Bishop is not visiting Canon Peter confers the Sacrament on Pentecost Sunday.
Young people aged 14 and above are invited to register their interest by writing to Canon Peter stating why they would like to be confirmed.


Please see Canon Peter to arrange your wedding service. The marriage service can take place at either church although English Martyrs Danbury is more popular.
Preparations include time with the Parish Priest and sessions run by Marriage Care including the FOCCUS course.

Anointing of the Sick

Please contact our Parish Priest if you know anyone who is ill and who wishes to be anointed.
Normally in the Parish we celebrate a special Mass for the Sick, details of which will be found in the newsletter. We also have Rosary for the sick on Fridays at Holy Trinity 8.55 am.

Eucharist and Hospital Visiting

Because of the Data Protection Act, hospitals are no longer allowed to inform the Priest when a Catholic is admitted into hospital.
If you know of anyone in hospital who would like a visit and or Holy Communion please inform Canon Peter in the first instance.


There is the opportunity to celebrate this Sacrament on Saturdays at
5.00pm – 5.45pm ENGLISH MARTYRS Danbury, for  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Sacrament of Reconciliation.