Parish of the
Good Shepherd, Woodthorpe
St Anthony's of Calverton
Ministries Fayre
On the 9th October 2022, twenty-one of our parish ministries gathered in the parish centre to showcase their contributions to maintaining parish life and what it entails (a lot is done behind the scenes) to develop our community, with an awareness to reach out to others who may require support, advice or friendship.
The ministries were diverse ranging from: "The Scrubbers" cleaners, sacramental preparation, outreach (SVP/Knights of St Columba), flower arrangements and Liturgy, to name but a few. A wide welcome is given to all who embrace our community both Catholic or non-Catholic.

Over a hundred parishioners attended and were treated to a lovely brunch as they explored all that goes on "behind the scenes" to enrich our experience as a community.
All who attended gained an appreciation of the effort that goes into developing a sense of belonging and ensuring both the pastoral and religious needs of all are met. Many expressed surprise at just how much does go on in a quiet unassuming manner and we were delighted that some expressed a desire to become involved themselves.
This also presented an opportunity for the different ministries to meet together and realize what a united team they all are.
As an exercise in communication and encouraging people to become a part of the "team" to strengthen our role in the wider community, it was a great success. Who knowsit - may become a regular event in our calendar.

Further details of the various ministries and contact details may be found on our parish website at

3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288