Our Lady and Saint Alphege







Parish Priest
The Reverend Malcolm Smeaton BSc

Saint Alphege’s Presbytery, Oldfield Lane, Bath BA2 3NR

Tel 01225 424894


Parish Administrator
Sara Sampson

Saint Alphege’s Church Office, Oldfield Lane, Bath BA2 3NR

Tel 01225 332202


Parish Pastoral Council

Our PPC Members

Fr Malcolm Smeaton (Parish Priest)

Debbie Watson (Secretary)

Emily Chiba

Liz Creevy

Maureen Dyson

Clare Harding

Roshan Mathew

Karen Neate

Helen Richardson

Tommy Watson

Patrick Weaver

Parish Treasurer & Finance Council

Tim Tayler

Gift Aid Secretary

Caroline Coard

Saint Alphege’s Hall Bookings Secretaries

Tom & Debbie Watson

Tel 07914686567


Bath Deanery Pastoral Council    

Roshan Mathew

Maureen Dyson (Bath Mass Times Reorganisation Rep)

Churches Together in Bath (South West Zone)

Helen Richardson

Safeguarding of Vulnerable People

Barbara Molloy/Helen d'Souza



Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

Liz Creevy

MISSIO - Association for the Propagation of Faith (APF)

Emily Chiba Tel 01225 461544

Missio has been the Catholic Church's official charity for overseas mission Since 1922.  It's aim is to  bring the hope of the Gospel where there is turmoil, poverty and uncertainty in the world and where the Church is new, young or poor. Missio empowers local people to form and sustain communities of faith and train and nurture future leaders so that the vital work of the Church in the world can take place. Missio relies solely on charitable donations. Please help us share the Gospel and make a difference to the lives of those most in need.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society (SVP)

Barbara Molloy

Genesis Soup Run    

Maggie Goodbody

Supporting Father Dolan      
Father Leo Dolan is a priest of the Clifton Diocese who served as Parish Priest in Bath and Stroud. His ministry has been in Brazil for the past 35 years. There are wallboxes in the church for ad hoc donations. If you want to find out more and support Father Leo and fellow Catholics in Brazil, you can email padreleo@cliftondiocese.


Altar Servers

Clare Harding

Children’s Liturgy of the Word


Liturgical Music
Loridana Walsh, Sarah Hull, Patrick Weaver, Joel Hirst and Team

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion  

Barbara Molloy

Proclamation of the Word/Readers    

Maggie Goodbody


Clare Harding and Team, Aileen Fraser (Supplies)

Church Care and Cleaning 

Frank MacDonald & Team

Church cleaning is organised on a rota basis. This generally takes place weekly at the convenience of the cleaners. Additionally, deep cleans are undertaken prior to specific major festivals such as Easter and Christmas. Volunteers are always welcome for either regular or ad hoc cleaning.

Flowers & Liturgical Environment

Grainne Wooley and Brenda Sleep


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) 

Deanery Team

Children’s Baptism

Father Malcolm & Team

First Holy Communion  

Moira Horton & Liz Creevy


Helen Richardson & Deanery Team


Babies Bumps and Toddler Group

Emma Grimmett   

Saint Alphege Babies, Bumps and Toddler Group meets every Friday from 9am until 11.30 in Saint Alphege’s Hall. We offer an informal, friendly meeting place where members can meet with their bumps, babies and toddlers under five years old, to get to know one another.


Karen Williams

The 39th Bath (Saint Alphege’s) Rainbow Unit are the youngest members of Girl Guiding for girls aged 5-7. Our group meets every Thursday during school term time from 5-6 pm in Saint Alphege’s Church Hall. The meetings are structured around the Rainbows Jigsaw programme of ‘Look, Learn, Laugh and Love’. The hour is filled with playing games, singing songs and craft making.


Diana Shinn

The 39th Bath (Saint Alphege’s) Brownie Pack was founded in November 1969. Brownies are for girls aged 7- 10, meeting meets every Thursday during school term time from 6 – 7.30 pm in Saint Alphege’s Hall. The session is filled with badge activities, playing games, singing songs and craft making. There is a pack holiday annually.


Katie Haldenby

The 39th Bath (Saint Alphege’s) Guide Company was founded in Feb 1970. Guides are for girls aged 10 - 14. The group meets every Thursday during school term time from 7.45 - 9 pm in St Alphege’s Church Hall. The session is filled with badge activities, playing games, singing songs and craft making. Camping trips also take place.


Helen Richardson

The Beacons meet on the first Wednesday of each month between 2pm and 4pm at Saint Alphege’s Hall. Come and enjoy meeting new people and chatting over tea and cake. The refreshments are free although donations for Julian House (the homeless shelter in Bath) are welcome. The primary motive is to spread love in our community and gather people together, the secondary motive is to raise money for Julian House. Volunteers are welcome


Saint John’s Catholic Primary    Head Teacher: R Coleman 01225 461887

St John's is a Catholic Voluntary Aided School, within the maintained sector, which serves the parishes of Saint John's, Our Lady and Saint Alphege, Saint Peter and Saint Paul's, all in Bath and Saint Dunstan's, Keynsham.  

Web: www.stjohnscatholicprimary.org.uk/

Saint Gregory’s College    Head Teacher: Miss Ann Cusack 01225 832873

Saint Gregory’s is a co-educational, 11-18 Catholic voluntary-aided comprehensive school with Sixth Form, Specialist Status in the Performing Arts and a Second Specialism in Languages. Web: www.st-gregorys.bathnes.sch.uk

Prior Park College    Head Teacher: J Murphy-O'Connor 01225 835353

Prior Park College, Bath, is an independent  

Catholic co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 11 -18. Web: www.priorparkcollege.com