St Werburgh's Roman Catholic Parish, Chester

Serving other communities

Dale Barracks and Chester Garrison

[Royal Welsh logo]From 2008 to 2014 St Werburgh's acted as the Parish for the Dale Army Camp in Chester, when it was the home of the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh.

During the Battalion's Afghan tour of duty in 2012, St Werburgh's was asked to support the soldiers and their families through prayer and pastoral provision at home.

1st Royal Welsh and St Werburgh's


Mass in the Syro-Malabar Rite

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in India is an Apostolic Church in full communion with the Catholic Church. It was founded by St Thomas the Apostle, who came to India in 52 AD. He died as a Martyr in Mylapore near the present town of Chennai (Madras), where his tomb is still venerated. It is the largest of the Saint Thomas Christian denominations with more than 3.6 million believers, and the second largest Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with Rome. It has two main centres, one in the area of northern India where it was founded, the other in the southern Indian region of Kerala. Our friends from this Church come to St Werburgh's for their own Mass on the Fourth Sunday of each month at 7.00 pm.

History of the Syro-Malabar Church