Parish of St Dismas, Coseley

Part of the Old Catholic Church

Thanks for visiting!

Unfortunately the Church we currently share with is in the process of closing, and so it is with great sadness that he Parish of St Dismas is looking for a new home in the Black Country.  If you know of anywhere which might be prepared to share their buildings with us please contact Fr Steve.  Our final services at Coseley will be over the Christmas period.

The Parish is currently in abeyance

"The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time"

Fr Steve Walters

Fr Steve Walters

St Dismas Parish

The Old Meeting House, home to St Dismas and Coseley Unitarians.

Ordination of Rev Deacon Matt Giblin

From left to right - Archbishop John and Deacon Matt Giblin

Prayer to St Dismas

Glorious Saint Dismas, you alone of all the great Penitent Saints were directly canonized by Christ Himself; you were assured of a place in Heaven with Him "this day" because of the sincere confession of your sins to Him in the tribunal of Calvary and your true sorrow for them as you hung beside Him in that open confessional; you who by the direct sword thrust of your love and repentance did open the Heart of Jesus in mercy and forgiveness even before the centurion's spear tore it asunder; you whose face was closer to that of Jesus in His last agony, to offer Him a word of comfort, closer even than that of His Beloved Mother, Mary; you who knew so well how to pray, teach me the words to say to Him to gain pardon and the grace of perseverance; and you who are so close to Him now in Heaven, as you were during His last moments on earth, pray to Him for me that I shall never again desert Him, but that at the close of my life I may hear from Him the words He addressed to you: "This day thou shalt be with Me in Paradise." Amen