This is the first word you will see as you enter our parish church of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs.  This simple word underlies all that we are trying to do as a parish community.

Our parish groups have an open door policy – we try to accommodate the needs of all those who live within the boundary of our Parish or those who choose to become part of the community.

Our church aims to be a prayerful place where the different celebrations that make up parish life take place.

History –  our parish history takes us back to 1425. It was in the 15th century that the first Mass was celebrated in what became St. Swithins Church. For almost 600 years there has been a place of worship in what became known as Gillmoss.  Population growth meant that in 1968 Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish was founded and its church was built.  In August 2004, St Swithin’s church was closed.   A new parish was created from the former parishes of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and St Swithin’s.

This website was created for the parish of Queen of Martyrs & St Swithin’s by St Paul Repository