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The Emmaus Groups

Life Is Better Together


Emmaus groups are small groups of parishioners who meet to read and discuss either the readings for the following Sunday or one of the books of the Bible. It is a great way to prepare for Sunday Mass as we try to discover what God is saying to each of us. No expert Biblical knowledge is needed.

Meetings are held on the following days/times:

Saturday afternoons at 4.30pm (monthly, at the church),

Wednesday mornings at 10.30am (weekly, at the church),

Monday evenings at 7.00pm (fortnightly, on Zoom)

Thursday mornings (by arrangement, on Zoom).

 For further information, please contact Richard Kennedy via e-mail at or on 07484 807151



Lord Jesus, look with love on our parish as together we walk with you.  Inspire us with your Spirit that we may approach the future with discernment and generosity.  Make our hearts burn with love that we may be heralds of the Good News, reaching out to those around us. We place our hope in you, who live and reign for ever and ever.   Amen
“I joined an Emmaus Group some few years ago at its inception. At the time, the aim was and still is to form small groups of interested parishioners who could meet at convenient intervals to read excerpts from the Bible, followed by discussions and hopefully learn and be enriched by the Word. We figured that the best way would be to take our readings from the Sunday Missal which drew from the Old and New Testaments as well as the Psalms. The additional benefit was that it enabled us to better understand the readings of the following Sunday. What I found most encouraging is that it did not require any special knowledge of the Bible to join in the group discussions. One was free to ask questions or to seek clarification of any complex text without prejudice. I have learnt so much and my interest in reading the Bible has been greatly enhanced. I would therefore encourage everyone to give the Emmaus Group a trial. God bless you.”

“Emmaus Group helps me to understand what God’s message is to me and later, when I listen at Mass, the Word stays with me. Discussing the readings as a group deepens my faith and the Bible connection to my life today.”

“I find the Emmaus meetings which discuss the readings for the next Sunday invaluable in helping my understanding of the Mass. Before Emmaus, I often couldn’t even remember what the readings were about, even straight after Mass. The Emmaus discussions make me think about the message of the readings and, when I hear them, they mean much more to me than just listening during Mass. Sometimes the meaning of the readings is not obvious. The research done by our leader, Richard, helps to make sense of the difficult readings. He also shows how the different readings and the Gospel are linked. Since attending Emmaus, Mass means so much more to me.”