Booking a Baptism:

Parents wishing to have their baby baptised need to contact the parish office to arrange a meeting with Father John. We normally celebrate Baptisms on Sundays.

Parish office 01566 773166

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)

Children receive their first Reconciliation as part the the First Communion Programme (below) but it is an accepted tenet of the church’s teaching that all of us are sinners and need to be reconciled to God from time to time.  The church obliges adults to seek to be reconciled at least twice a year and a habit of more regular acts of confession are good for the soul.  For many, this is a nerve wracking experience but should not be as Jesus offers all of us the opportunity to unburden ourselves of the things we have done wrong or failed to do and to get a fresh start.

Reconciliation/Confession is made available usually after a Saturday morning mass but can be at your request at almost any time. Please contact the parish office on 01566 773166.

Starting in Autumn 2023

Exploring the Catholic Faith: Adults who are not Catholics, or Catholic adults who are not confirmed, and would like to discover more about the Catholic faith, are welcome to come to sessions which will be held in the Charles Langdon Room (the Church Hall) at St Cuthbert Mayne, starting in the autumn. Please contact the office or Fr John if you are interested.

Confirmation preparation: We hope to celebrate Confirmation in the Parish this coming year. Hopefully we will have a new bishop soon. If not, Parish Priests are delegated to celebrate Confirmation while we are waiting for a new bishop to be appointed. Those young people, rising 14 year olds, or above, who would like to be confirmed please contact the office or Fr John. There will be an introductory session on Saturday 23rd September at 11:30 in the church hall, Launceston.

First Holy Communion preparation: Any parents wishing to their children to enroll for the First Holy Communion preparation this coming year, please contact Clare at the by phone or email as soon as possible. There will be an introductory session on Saturday 30th September at 11:30 in the church hall , Launceston.

Przygotowanie do Pierwszej Komunii Świętej: Wszystkich rodziców, którzy chcieliby, aby ich dzieci zapisały się w tym roku do Pierwszej Komunii Świętej, prosimy o jak najszybszy kontakt telefoniczny lub e-mailowy z Klarą. Sesja wprowadzająca odbędzie się w sobotę 30 września o godzinie 11:30 w sali kościelnej w Launceston.

Congratulations to the children of the parish who received Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time this year.


If you are thinking about getting married in the churches of St Cuthbert Mayne Launceston , St Peter’s Bude, or Our Lady of Victories Callington then you need to ring the parish office on 01566 773166 and make an appointment to see Fr. John.

The administrative and spiritual processes of preparation for marriage can take up to six months and all of those seeking to marry in the church are required to take part in a programme of marriage preparation

Holy Orders

The sacrament of Holy Orders is given to priest or Permanent Deacons at Ordination. Those discerning priestly ordination undertake formation over about six years at a seminary and anyone feeling called to tis ministry should speak to the Diocese Vocations Director (Fr Ralph Candy).

Married men may feel called to permanent Diaconate through part time formation at St Mary’s College, Oscott, one of the main seminaries in England.

The religious (or monastic/convent) life is open to single men and women over eighteen.

We pray constantly that the Lord will awaken the vocational call to priesthood, diaconal or religious life among the people for our community, especially among the younger people.

If you would like to know more, please speak to a member of our clergy.

Anointing of the Sick

This sacrament is used for people who are already sick, may be preparing for an operation, or who may be suffering from a life limiting illness, or who are dying. Never be afraid to ask to be anointed if you are ill as the grace it brings will help you to cope. In emergencies, a priest will come day or night to those registered in the parish or at the request of Chaplains in the Hospital or Hospice to ensure a person’s soul is fully prepared for eternity.Interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith?

Would you like to know more about the Catholic Church, what we do and why? Do you have questions about God?

If any adults you know are thinking of becoming a Catholic or if you are a Catholic and wish to know more about your faith please contact the Clare in the parish office, or speak to Father John