Welcome from Rector

Welcome to our website. We're glad you're here.

I've been part of St Anselm's for five years, and am delighted to call it my spiritual home.

St Anselm's is a parish with profound capacity for welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds, where each person is valued as a precious child of God and someone to be respected and loved. We place great emphasis on our life together, and take each aspect of it seriously.

Worship is at the heart of our community. Centred around the sacraments of the Church, our liturgy, theology and practice is of a 'progressive-Catholic' persuasion. We encourage openness and rigorous engagement with the Scriptures and contemporary biblical scholarship as we seek to understand its truth in our lives today.

We play hard too! The opportunities for fellowship with one another are many and varied, and certainly a big part of our life together! We care for our people and members of our local community with compassion and respect. We engage actively in local, national and international mission initiatives, and we strive to provide spiritual education opportunities for people at all stages of their faith journey.

Information about all of this (and more!) can be found throughout the website.

Please feel free to make contact by email or phone if you have any questions, or better yet come and meet us in person!

Many blessings,

The Reverend Gillian Rookyard
Rector | Parish Priest